Registration is now open for this residential Insight Meditation retreat with Celeste and Dawn Scott at the new Big Bear Retreat center.
We live in an increasingly complex world, and our fast-paced culture can send us head-long into frenetic busyness that drains us of our natural vitality. During this six-day retreat, we’ll learn to slow down and attune to the fresh simplicity of our present moment experience, rest in stillness, and connect with the heart’s inner capacity for healing and freedom. Together we’ll explore what gets in the way of being present with our experience and some of the supports for presence: letting go of distraction, the development of simplicity and contentment, and connection with a true sense of refuge within our own hearts and minds, and in community. By bringing mindful attention to our moment to moment experience, we can learn to cultivate resilience amidst change and grow in awareness, love and wisdom. As we focus on practices that quiet the mind and open the heart, we support a continuity of mindfulness and the unfolding of insight and a deepening of our practice.
The structure of an Insight meditation retreat includes time for sitting meditation, walking meditation, rest, mindful eating, and Dharma talks along with some instructions and guidance, and short individual practice discussion meetings to support you within the container of a silent retreat. This helps us to deepen our connection to our direct moment to moment experience, cultivate continuity of mindfulness, and awaken the heart and mind for greater ease, balance, and clarity in daily life.