Vipassana Retreat: Exploring Mindfulness of Mind and Phenomena | Namchak

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Oct
16
6:30 pm
2020
Vipassana Retreat with Khen Rinpoche

Vipassana Retreat: Exploring Mindfulness of Mind and Phenomena

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Join master teacher Namchak Khen Rinpoche for an intimate weekend retreat focusing on a meditation practice that is intended to help clear your lens and get to the essence of your true self.

This retreat is the final part of Namchak’s three-part series focusing on the time-tested practice of insight meditation, or Vipassana. Here we examine the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, a systematic guide to practicing mindfulness in a progression.

In this weekend retreat, we will examine the third and fourth foundations of mindfulness by contemplating the mind and phenomena or mental constructs. In everyday life, we see and experience reality through a lens built by stories, past experiences, feelings, judgments, and more. By bringing our awareness to the mental objects that construct our vision of reality, we begin to understand our true connectedness and the impermanent nature of reality. This exploration is a profound opening to understanding the true nature of ourselves and the world.

This retreat is appropriate for those who have an established Vipassana practice and have received some teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

Details:

10/16/20-10/18/20

Friday: 6:30 pm – 9pm MT

Saturday 10am – 5pm MT

Sunday 10am – 5pm MT

 

What to Expect From This Retreat:

• Extensive teachings and instruction exploring Vipassana, focusing on Mindfulness of Phenomena

• Techniques to incorporate meditation practices into everyday life

• Short, guided meditations

• Continued support and guidance from Khen Rinpoche following the conclusion of the retreat.

 

Retreat Schedule: Please not all times are listed in MT

Friday:

6:00pm: Check-In

6:30pm: Retreat begins: with a short refresher on mindfulness practice.

7:30pm: Guided meditation

8:00pm: Tea break

8:15pm: Introduction to Vipassana theory, practice, and benefits.

8:45pm: Q&A

9:00pm: Close

 

Saturday: Exploring Mindfulness of Mind through theory, stories, and instruction for practice. There will be time for Q&A throughout the day.

9:30am:  Optional guided meditation practice  with Justin Kirkwood

10:00am: Daily session begins

11:30am: Tea break

11:45am: Resume teachings and meditations

1:00pm: Lunch break*

3:00pm: Resume

4:00pm: Tea break

4:15pm: Resume

5:00pm: Close

 

Sunday: Exploring Mindfulness of Phenomena through theory, stories, and instruction for practice. There will be time for Q&A throughout the day.

9:30am:  Optional guided meditation practice  with Justin Kirkwood

10:00am: Daily session begins

11:30am: Tea break

11:45am:

1:00pm: Lunch break*

3:00pm: Resume

4:00pm: Tea break

4:15pm:Resume

5:00pm: Close