On-Land Retreat

What the Buddha Taught

While the Buddha’s teachings originated in South Asia over 2,500 years ago, they are still deeply relevant for us today. Held in noble silence, this retreat will explore ancient Buddhist practices, stories, and insights, and it will include guided meditations, Dharma talks, and time for questions. Together we will weave mindfulness into our practices of sitting, walking, eating, and basic daily activities. The renunciation of technology, books, entertainment, and other aspects of regular life will help facilitate the development of insight that will bring great benefit to our everyday practice as we return to our modern lives. This retreat is open to all levels of experience, but please note that silent intensive meditation retreats of this kind are not recommended for those who have had a recent traumatic experience or who have significant unresolved trauma.

Teaching Team

Anushka Fernandopulle

Anushka Fernandopulle

Teacher

Anushka Fernandopulle has trained for over 35 years in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Her teaching is informed by nature, arts, political engagement and modern urban life. She also works as a leadership coach and organizational consultant, influenced by a BA in anthropology/religion from Harvard and an MBA from Yale.

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

Gullu Singh, JD

Gullu Singh, JD

Teacher

Gulwinder “Gullu” Singh is Dharma teacher and corporate attorney with extensive training in both the practice and instruction of meditation. Gullu is inspired to share the Buddhist teachings as a path to well-being and a way to meet the challenges of life with more ease, grace and resiliency.

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