Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
Day of Silence
Rosemary Blake, Sandra Weinberg
Fee by donation; no pre-registration necessary
December 20, 2014
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts." --The Buddha
In modern society we are surrounded by noise – traffic noise, endless emails and phone calls, the chatter of people, and so forth. A silent retreat day is essentially a period of extended inward reflection, allowing you to achieve a greater clarity of mind.
The retreat day will be one of noble silence for those who want to deepen their practice. It will include sitting, walking, and select inspirational readings for contemplation. Individual interviews will be available. It is suggested that participants bring their lunch to maintain the meditative atmosphere and concentration.
Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $50 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations are split evenly between the teacher(s) and NYI.
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Rosemary began meditating nearly 30 years ago, was introduced to the dharma in 2003 and has been studying since then. She attends at least one residential vipassana retreat each year and is now committed to an annual retreat of four weeks or longer. She began teaching insight meditation at New York Insight after her graduation from Spirit Rock’s fourth Community Dharma Leaders Program. In addition, she serves as President of the Board at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA.
Sandra Weinberg is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of NYI. She has studied the Dharma and practiced mindfulness meditation for over 30 years and is a graduate of the first Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. She is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City.