Friday, July 27–
Tuesday, July 31
Four Foundations of Liberation: Building a Solid and Yet Empty House
A retreat suitable for both beginner and experienced meditators. The Satipatthana or 'Four Foundations of Mindfulness,' are known as the Direct Path to Realization. In this retreat renowned psychologist and long time meditator Dr. Cheryl Fraser, Ph.D., will show you how incredibly meaningful and alive this approach is! You will explore ways of meditation that bring you directly in touch with the body and feelings, the first two foundations, and how practice on these areas of being can loosen fixed attachment and personal suffering. You will learn how to bring about psychological ease and balance. Further instruction will then focus on awareness of Mind itself. How does the mind interact with body and feeling-tone? Is there a story or bare attention? How can you train the mind to observe itself? Finally the retreat will explore contemplation of the Dhammas, explaining how to bring a view of Liberation to the experience of the first three foundations. You will learn to address the question: What is the experience of Freedom? Known for her direct, clear, and humorous teaching style, Cheryl seeks to introduce the question: 'How can we be Happy for no reason?'
Teachings twice daily/Satipatthana Meditation practice
Led by Dr. Cheryl Fraser, clinical psychologist, and practitioner of the classical Burmese, Thai and Tibetan meditation traditions; a student of the late Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche.