Loss is part of life; no one escapes change and loss. We might ourselves feel lost, not knowing how to continue on when someone we love has died, a relationship ends or a dream or vision no longer seems possible. Sitting together, with the guidance of the teachers and within the stability of meditative awareness, we will explore how to compassionately accept the pain and confusion of loss, see its universality and be open to growth, creativity, love and joy in our lives. Insight meditation, contemplation of the Buddha’s teachings and guided practices will be included in this retreat.
Jill Davey is the founder of RiverSound Retreat and Insight Meditation Fergus. She has been teaching Hatha Yoga and yogic meditation since 2003. Since her first meditation retreat in 2008, Jill has devoted herself to the study and practice of Vipassana (Insight Meditation) and sharing her understanding with others, both at her Retreat Centre and at other centres in Ontario. She has been mentored by Molly Swan and Norman Feldman; her offerings include retreats, daylongs, and courses. She is skilled at connecting the relevance of these ancient teachings of awareness, wisdom and kindness to daily life experience. Jill brings her previous years of experience as a community worker and lay chaplain to her teaching.
ARRIVAL TIME: 3:30-5:30 pm, Thursday, June 6. The retreat will conclude by lunch on Sunday, June 9. Everyone is welcome to stay for lunch.
COST: TNI is dedicated to offering affordable rates to all. TNI retreat fees are on a sliding scale basis that allows participants to pay according to individual means. Fees do not include compensation for the teachings, and teachers rely on the generosity of retreatants for a sustainable income. There is an opportunity to offer dana (donations) to the teachers at the end of each retreat. The deposit is included in all of our fees.
Sliding Scale: $395 – $450 – $500