Teaching – USA

October 14 – December 31 2018

 

October 23 – December 4: co-teaching six-week retreat IMS

Insight Meditation Society 1230 Pleasant St Barre MA 01005
phone: +1 978-355-4378

Teachers

Rebecca Bradshaw, Greg Scharf, Winnie Nazarko, Brian Lesage, DaRa Williams & Jill Shepherd

Sliding Scale Fees

Benefactor: $9,240; Sustaining: $5,710; Mid: $4,265; Base: $2,820; Scholarship: $1,850, $1,630, $1,410

Prerequisite is two silent retreats of a week or more with recognized insight meditation teachers. Please document this experience, including teachers’ names, dates and length of courses when registering. 

Includes optional yoga once a week.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color, young adults (18-32 year olds), and other experienced retreatants in financial need. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per night, or $840 for six weeks, is required. Email registration@dharma.org to apply.

https://www.dharma.org/retreat-description/?id=493


December 5-31: co-teaching one-month retreat with Caroline Jones

Forest Refuge 97 Lockwood Road Barre MA 01005
phone: +1 978-355-2063
To register:
http://www.dharma.org/meditation-retreats/forest-refuge/application-process




January-March 2019

Ten-week online course – BCBS, Massachusetts

Entering The Path: An Online Foundations Course in Early Buddhist Study and Practice

Ten weeks of engaging in early Buddhist practice and study in an intensive online community

Interested in studying the suttas but find them too complex, dense?
Not sure how to apply them to your practice?
This online course offers:
Ten weeks of video lectures, roughly six 10-minute segments per week. Easy to follow sutta readings are displayed as they are read by the teachers.
Connect in small groups with guiding teacher Jill Shepherd weekly for one hour. Meetings are conducted through video conferencing software on computer, mobile, or tablet.
One-on-one meetings via video conference with Jill are available throughout the program for personal practice explorations.

Dates:
October 1 – Applications open
December 1– Applications close
December 15– Initial accepted notified
December 15- January 15 – Interview period, payment and registration on a rolling basis. Waitlisted students are contacted during this period.
January 20 – Course material begins
March 30 – Course closes

To register:
https://www.buddhistinquiry.org/online-programs/entering-the-path/


April 2019

April 13-20: co-teaching seven-day retreat with DaRa Williams

Bellingham Insight
Location: Camp Samish 11633 Scott Road Bow, WA 98232
Phone: +1 360 766 8125
More information:
https://bellinghaminsight.org/retreats/



June 2019

June 8-9: two-day Insight Dialogue workshop (non-residential)

Mariposa Sangha
Location: TBA Austin, TX
More information:
https://mariposasangha.org/contact-us/



September – December 2019

September 10 – October 22: co-teaching six-week retreat IMS

Insight Meditation Society 1230 Pleasant St Barre MA 01005
phone: +1 978-355-4378

Registration for this retreat is not currently open. We will begin accepting registrations on December 5, 2018.

Prerequisite is three silent retreats of a week or more with recognized insight meditation teachers. Please document this experience, including teachers’ names, dates and length of courses when registering.

Includes optional mindful movement.

A limited number of You Choose fee spaces are available for people of color and young adults (18-32 year olds) in financial need. This means you can establish your own retreat fee, based on your financial means. A minimum of $20 per night, or $840 for six weeks, is required. Email registration@dharma.org after December 5 to apply.

Teachers:

Carol Wilson, Guy Armstrong, Annie Nugent, Brian Lesage, Jill Shepherd

Assistants:

Devin Berry, Dawn Scott


November 1-30: co-teaching one-month retreat with Caroline Jones

Forest Refuge 97 Lockwood Road Barre MA 01005
phone: +1 978-355-2063
To register: https://www.dharma.org/retreats/forest-refuge/application/


December 3-8: five-day study and practice retreat

Liberation through Non-Clinging: An Exploration of the Five Aggregates

The goal of the Buddhist path is sometimes defined as “liberation through non-clinging.” But what is meant by clinging? In the First Noble Truth, the Buddha proclaimed that there is dukkha (suffering, stress, distress, unsatisfactoriness), and he defined dukkha in short as “the five clinging-aggregates” of form, feeling-tone, perception, formations, and consciousness. To have any possibility of experiencing the freedom of non- clinging, we first need to understand the nature of our clinging more fully. In this five-day retreat, we will explore the five clinging-aggregates through a combination of silent sitting and walking meditation, sutta study, and interpersonal practice in pairs and small groups using the guidelines of Insight Dialogue. Practicing in solitude and together, we can directly experience not only the dukkha of clinging, but the possibility of its release.

Learning Intentions:

To cultivate an experiential understanding of how clinging to the five aggregates causes suffering; how to free oneself from these different areas of clinging; to have new understanding about how clinging/identification constructs a sense of self; and how releasing clinging brings insight into anatta or not-self.

Location: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
149 Lockwood Road Barre MA 01005
phone: +1 978-355-2347
Cost: Sliding scale 
Sustaining: $895 Mid Level (Actual Cost): $695 Supported: $545 Non-Resident: $325
To register: https://www.buddhistinquiry.org/course/liberation-through-non-clinging-an-exploration-of-the-five-aggregates/