Teaching – Online

Ongoing: Start Your Week Well – Monday Morning Online Sitting

with the Auckland Insight Meditation Community

Start your week well by joining Auckland Insight for a regular Monday morning Zoom sitting hosted by Guiding Teacher, Jill Shepherd
Mondays 7:30- 8:15 am NZT. Everyone is welcome.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3011573331 Meeting ID: 301 157 3331

NEW: Start Your Week Well – Monday Morning Online Sitting

with the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre community

Start your week well by joining BMIMC for a regular Monday morning Zoom sitting hosted by Jill Shepherd and others from the BMIMC community
Mondays 7:30-8:00 am AEST. Everyone is welcome.

Register here to get the Zoom link

Opening to the flow of vedanā (feeling tone): A day of online meditation

with Willa Reid, Elizabeth Day and Jill Shepherd

You are warmly invited to join our international sangha for a day of online meditation practice together, to strengthen our capacity for an embodied wise response to the vedanā (feeling-tone) that arises in response to our experience of the world.

We will offer regular 30 minute meditation sessions every hour between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm NZT (see below for other time zones).

Each session will begin with a few minutes of guidance followed by silent meditation for 30 mins, then a half hour break before the next session begins. There will be a break in the middle of the day, with an optional session of relational practice in the afternoon, where you can connect with other meditators in breakout rooms to contemplate a dharma theme together.

You’re welcome to join as many of these sessions as you like, and as suits your time-zone.

This event is offered on a dāna / donation basis and is free to register.

Times and date

Meditation Sessions at hourly intervals throughout the day

Auckland 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday 25 June 2023
Sydney 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Sunday 25 June 2023
Singapore 5:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm Saturday 24 June 2023
San Francisco 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 pm Saturday 24 June 2023
New York 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 am 24 June – Sunday 25 June 2023

Cost: $0 + dāna* 
To register: here

*There is no registration fee for this event.

Coming Home to the Heart: An online brahmavihāra retreat

for Insight Meditation Society, Barre, Massachusetts

Friday, June 30, 2023 – Sunday, July 2, 2023

This online retreat offers an opportunity to strengthen our natural resilience and capacity to meet life’s challenges with more steadiness, ease, and even appreciation. We will meet together throughout the weekend to explore the four brahmavihāra practices of kindness, compassion, appreciative joy, and equanimity, to directly experience the possibility of a balanced heart – no matter what our current life circumstances might be. Each day, there will be teaching sessions that everyone is asked to attend. Outside those required sessions, you are encouraged to follow the retreat schedule of formal meditation practice to whatever extent you’re able, within your current life context.

This retreat begins on Friday, June 30, at 7:00 pm ET and concludes Sunday, July 2, at 3:00 pm ET. A full home retreat schedule and instructions will be offered. The live session schedule with the teacher is as follows:

Friday, June 30, 2023

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm ET (check local time)

Saturday, July 1, 2023

9:30 am – 11:00 am ET (check local time)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET (check local time)

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm ET (check local time)

Sunday, July 2, 2023

9:30 am – 11:00 am ET (check local time)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET (check local time)

To register: https://ims.dharma.org/courses/coming-home-to-the-heart-2023

* In keeping with Buddhist tradition, the teachings are offered on a dāna basis which means the teacher is not paid to offer this workshop. Instead, they rely on the generosity of the participants to help them continue to share their teachings with others, and there will be an opportunity at the end of the workshop to offer donations to support their ongoing teaching.

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