Sponsored by Souhegan Insight Meditation

Saturday, January 12, 2019
10am – 5:00pm

Pine Hill Waldorf School
77 Pine Hill Drive, Wilton, NH 03086

Cultivating Joy in Times of Turmoil

Many people are delighted to find mindfulness meditation is intrinsically intertwined with four positive qualities: Love, compassion, joy and equanimity. Practiced over time, friendliness or loving kindness frees us from feelings of ill will and hatred. The practice of compassion creates an air of intimacy and understanding of other beings, and frees us from the desire to cause harm. 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. All three of these practices are integral in helping us develop equanimity, the fourth important quality, which releases us from reactivity and allows us to accept things as they. These four qualities are called the Brahma Viharas, a term that translates as “the best home” for our minds and hearts to dwell.

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.

Please join us for an uplifting day of practice!

Doreen Schweizer, MSW, is the Guiding Teacher and founder of Valley Insight Meditation Society (VIMS). She has been teaching classes and retreats in the insight meditation tradition for over 25 year. In addition Doreen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice with an office in Norwich, VT.

Cost: $35.00 plus Dana for teacher

Teacher Dana: Tuition for this retreat covers the expenses of the Souhegan Insight Meditation. Teacher support depends on the open generosity of students. In keeping with this ancient tradition, dana will be part of the practice of this retreat.

Registration and Further Information: To register contact Delia Kostner at (603) 801-6261 or email her at deliakostner@gmail.com.