During this day-long retreat we will explore the practice of metta (universal friendliness or good will) using a range of different approaches to help cultivate kindness towards ourselves and others, so that we can live our lives with greater ease and understanding. Most of the day will be spent practicing silent sitting and walking meditation, with some guided meditation instructions and opportunities for individual and group meetings with the teacher. Open to all levels of experience.
When: Saturday, January 18, 2014 (9:30 AM – 5:00 PM)
Teacher: Jill Shepherd began practicing insight meditation in Thailand in 1999, and since that time has lived and worked at several meditation centres and monasteries in the US, Australia, England, and Thailand. She recently spent seven years on staff at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. While there, she participated in several long retreats and Buddhist study programmes, and also offered weekly meditation classes at a nearby prison. She has been invited into the current teacher training programme jointly offered by Spirit Rock and IMS in the US, and is currently teaching insight meditation in the Blue Mountains, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand.
Registration: No registration required
Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted
Location: Insight Santa Cruz