2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
A half-day, Sunday afternoon retreat in Mindfulness Meditation with Radhule Weininger, to create a refuge for calming the mind, opening the heart and finding peace with ourselves and others through gently guided meditations, including Metta (Loving-kindness) meditation. All are welcome, those with a practice and beginners.
This month’s mindfulness retreat will focus on the topic:
When We Face Difficulty
In these unpredictable and difficult times, many of us experience feelings of heightened anxiety, fear and even dread. When our personal pain becomes triggered by an inflamed cultural field and when hard times happen to us directly, it is trying to face our difficult emotions as they arise in our daily lives.
Today Alice Aldridge and Radhule Weininger will offer their own experiences of facing fear, loss and uncertainty and they will show how they used Buddhist philosophy and practices that allowed them to lean into what is difficult, and to, rather than get drawn under, transform challenges into learning, meaning and engagement.
Alice Alldredge has been meditating for over 25 years in the Buddhist Vipassana/mindfulness tradition and has been trained to teach meditation through the Community Dharma Leader Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in the Bay Area.
Mindfulness helps to cultivate dual awareness of both our inner state of mind and heart and the awareness of the world in front of us. This practice helps to increase inner calm and self-knowing, as well as more balance and skillfulness concerning our interactions with others. Metta meditation helps develop “exquisite empathy” which is a heartfelt, well-boundaried, sensitively attuned and highly present way of being with ourselves and others. Through this practice we can develop our innate self-compassion and compassion for others.
There will be an opportunity for practicing sitting and walking meditation as well as Metta/Lovingkindness meditation. We often speak of mindfulness not only as bare attention but as affectionate attention. Woven into it is an orientation towards kindness and seeing deeply into the nature of things, which invites us to see how all is interconnected.
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Program Leader – Radhule Weininger, MD, PhD, practices psychotherapy and has studied Mindfulness meditation in Dharmsala, India, Indonesia and with Jack Kornfield through Spirit Rock Buddhist Center and with Alan Wallace.
Bookings are closed for this event.