On-Land Retreat

Finding Freedom through Insight Meditation

Insight Meditation is a simple and direct practice based on moment-to-moment awareness, a technique that opens the heart and clears the mind. This retreat offers an opportunity to practice continuous mindfulness in silence throughout the day, in both sitting and walking meditation. In the silence, we are freed from much of the daily barrage of stimulus that draws our attention outward, letting us delve deeply inward. Learning to be aware of our experience from a place of equanimity allows us to see more clearly, such that compassion and wisdom can arise.

This retreat is designed for beginners and experienced practitioners alike and will include meditation instruction, Dharma talks, chanting, and discussion time with the teachers.

Teaching Team

Brian Lesage
Neesha Patel, PhD

Neesha Patel, PhD

Teacher

Neesha is inspired by the call to awakening and is deeply grateful for the Buddha’s teachings. She has learned and practiced the dhamma in both Asia and the US. Her practice has been influenced by many wonderful teachers in the Insight, Tibetan and Chan/Zen traditions

bruni dávila

bruni dávila

Teacher

bruni dávila (she/they) has practiced Insight/Zen meditation since 1995. A graduate from the 2017-2021 IMS Teacher Training Program, she has been guided and supported by various wonderful teachers/sanghas, and her ancestors of Puerto Rican heritage. bruni's practice is grounded in the teachings of Mahasi Sayadaw and Sayadaw U Tejaniya.

Shelly Graf

Shelly Graf

Teacher

Shelly Graf has been practicing in the Insight Meditation tradition since 2003. They are a graduate of Insight Meditation Society’s four-year teacher training program and currently serve as one of the Guiding Teachers at Common Ground Meditation Center in Minneapolis, MN.

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