May 18, 2019: Cultivating Kind Intentions with Rae Houseman

10 am – 5 pm
Wilton, NH

When we approach the practice of meditation and everyday life with right view, every aspect of our experience is  an expression of our human nature. This awareness helps us take things less personally. Our thoughts, emotions, and mind-states are constantly in flux and come from specific causes. This doesn’t mean that we don’t take responsibility – the Buddhist concept of right view allows us to meet experience with kindness. In this day-long retreat, we will use right view to look at unfolding experience with kindness and care. Through this, we get a sense for what it is to bring kind intentions to our practice, and therefore to our lives.

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Tuesday Night Sit

Join us every Tuesday evening from 6:00-7:30pm in Milford, NH.

Where: The Unitarian Universalist Church, 20 Elm Street, Milford, NH, in the Susan B. Anthony Room on the second floor.

Seating: There are some meditation cushions for those who prefer to sit on the floor. Please bring your own if you wish. There are plenty of chairs. Be aware that the chairs are plastic and metal, so you may want to bring a pillow or folded blanket to sit on.

Structure: We will begin with a 30-minute guided meditation, followed by a brief check-in, a short talk, and a discussion. There will be a brief silent meditation before we close.

Cost: Teacher donation (dana) is gladly accepted. There will be a “dana box” out; any amount is welcome. Suggested donation is $10. However, no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

Contact: Delia at (603) 801-6261, or email deliakostner@gmail.com.

Past Events

January 12, 2019: Cultivating Joy in Times of Turmoil with Doreen Schweizer

Saturday, January 12, 2019
10 am – 5 pm
Wilton, NH

The cultivation of joy— especially the joy we feel when we reflect on our own and other’s good deeds and fortunes– release us from feelings of discontent and disconnection. This day of shared silence will include periods of walking and sitting meditation, instruction and time for questions and group reflection. There will be an emphasis on cultivating joy and its role in helping us maintain an equanimous mind.

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April 28, 2018: Writing and Mindfulness with Cheryl Wilfong

Saturday, April 28, 2018
10 am-4 pm

Vermont author and meditation teacher, Cheryl Wilfong, will lead us in a day of meditation and writing to explore the wisdom of our deepest voice. Throughout the day there will be periods of sitting and walking meditation, writing prompts and sharing. This retreat is suitable for all levels meditators and writers. Sharing of writing is optional. Directions are simple: Sit. Breathe. Write.

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March-April 2018: Introduction to Meditation

Thursdays March 29-April 26, 2018
6:00-7:30 pm

Have you always wanted to learn more about meditation? This 5-session course will cover the basics of Insight Meditation practice. There will be instruction in sitting and walking meditation, as well as discussion of the benefits of a regular practice. This course is suitable for those who are new to meditation, or who wish to jump-start and establish a more regular practice.

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 October 28, 2017: Untangling Self: A Buddhist Investigation of Who We Really Are

A Retreat in the Insight Meditation Tradition with Andrew Olendzki

Come join us for an afternoon of contemplation, meditation and study. Andrew Olendzki will help us unpack the early Buddhist teachings on the psychologically-transformative understanding of who we really are. During this communal gathering we will explore ways in which our self understanding may lessen common human suffering. There will be periods of silent sitting and walking meditation, plus a dharma talk and plenty of time for questions and discussion on how we understand and construct the self.

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April 2, 2017: Day-long Retreat with Doreen Schweizer

Peterborough, NH
Sunday, April 2, 2017; 9:30am – 5pm
Sponsored by Souhegan Insight Meditation

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August 20, 2016: Day Walk in Meditation

The Day Walk in Meditation will incorporate a full day of sitting and walking meditation, and reflection in the mountains of Southern NH.
Leader: Delia Kostner, Ph.D.
Fee: $65.00  Some scholarship available.

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