Retreat

August 14-23 2017: 9-day Silent Retreat with Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi and David Dae An Rynick, Roshi

"Meeting Suffering and Joy with Awareness"

A Nine-Day Silent Retreat with Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi and David Dae An Rynick, Roshi.

The retreat starts on Monday, August 14th at 7 pm and ends on Wednesday, August 23rd at 12:15 pm.

The retreat will be held in English. Participants with and without prior retreats are very welcome to join.

Personal meditation practice is an essential foundation for anyone who works with mindfulness-based interventions.
This retreat is an opportunity to refresh and deepen your personal meditation practice. Most of the retreat will be spent engaged in silent sitting and walking practice. The retreat leaders will offer daily talks and individual meetings as well as facilitate a group inquiry process. Towards the end of the retreat there will be periods of guided interpersonal inquiry and dialogue to explore the connection between personal practice and teaching mindfulness.

Our attention during this retreat will be on the possibility of meeting the suffering and joy that naturally arise in our own body, mind and heart with open and compassionate awareness.  Developing the capacity to encounter these inner states with equanimity and curiosity creates a foundation for meeting the experiences of our students and clients in our offering of mindfulness-based interventions, in both individual and group settings.

The Teachers
Melissa and David bring their experience in both mindfulness-based interventions and the Zen tradition to this retreat.  Their commitment to waking up to our lives, their compassionate stance as teachers and their sense of humor create an atmosphere of deep practice that is essential for encountering the true nature of the heart-mind.

Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi
Melissa is a Zen master and teacher and a member of the American Zen Teachers Association and the Soto Zen Buddhist Association. She is one of the resident teachers at Boundless Way Temple (Mugendo-ji) in Worcester, MA. founded by her and her husband David Rynick in 2009.
In 1993 Melissa joined the staff of the Center for Mindfulness, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. Until 2012 she was a member of the mindfulness-based stress reduction teaching staff, the Associate Director of the Stress Reduction Clinic, and a Director of professional training programs at the Center.
Melissa offers private instruction in mindfulness meditation and is also available for group workshops, classes and silent mindfulness meditation retreats.

Melissa is co-editor of THE BOOK OF MU and author of number publications.
For more information: www.melissablacker.com

David Dae An Rynick, Roshi
David is a zen master and teacher of the Boundless Way Zen sangha and a member of the American Zen teachers Association. He has been leading a meditation group since 1991, with his wife, Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi first in the family room of their home, and now in the Boundless Way Temple in Worcester, MA.
After years of working in the fields of art, teaching and leadership, David is now a fulltime leadership coach and consultant. He currently works with religious leaders and churches as well as other individuals who want to more fully align their lives and their values.

He is the author of the book THIS TRUTH NEWER FAILS: A Zen Memoir in Four Seasons.
For more information: www.davidrynick.com


PRACTICAL INFORMATION: 

Venue: Solbakkevej 15, 8766 Nørre Snede, Denmark.

Nearest airport: Billund

The retreat starts on Monday, August 14th at 7 pm and ends on Wednesday, August 23rd at 12:15 pm.
Venue opens at 5 pm, dinner at 6 pm on Monday, August 14th.

The retreat will be held in English. Participants with and without prior retreats are very welcome to join.

Daily schedule: First sit at 7 am, breakfast at 8 am, lunch at 12:15 pm, dinner at 6 pm and last sit at 9 pm.

 

Prices:

Registrations fee:
1240 Euro (no VAT)

Meals for 9 days:
530 Euro (incl. VAT 25%)

Meals:
Monday dinner at 6 pm - retreat starts at 7 pm
Tuesday - Tuesday breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack & dinner
Wednesday breakfast & lunch

Registration is open please contact us for more information.

 

Accommodation
During the retreat you are responsible for lodging. Prices goes from 27 Euro (single room) to 54 Euro (twin room) pr. night.
For booking of accommodation please contact us.

This retreat can be approved as a 9 day silent retreat as part of the MBSR education nationally as well as internationally.  

Anbefalede retreat-muligheder

I Danmark

Uffe Damborg: indsigtsmeditation.dk


Aktuelle retreats i DK med godkendte undervisere:

16-21/11 2017 5 dages stilheds-retreat. Arr. Umind.dk

4-11/8 2018 7 dages stilheds-retreat, undervisere: Yanai Postelnik og Helen Stephenson. Arr. Mindfulnessdjursland.dk

 

Udenfor Danmark

Steder Europa: 
England, Gaia House
England, http://www.amaravati.org/retreat-centre/
England, http://www.satipanya.org.uk/mahasi-schedules/
Sverige, sangha.nu/retreater/
Finland, http://nirodha.fi/english/
Schweiz, https://www.karuna.ch/
Italien, https://www.piandeiciliegi.it/en/retreats/programma-english.html

Steder i USA:
Massachusetts Massachusetts, boundlesswayzen.org/  
Massachusetts, http://www.dharma.org/meditation-retreats/retreat-center/retreat-center-schedule
Californien, https://www.spiritrock.org/all-events-calendar
Hawaii, http://vipassanahawaii.org/calendar-of-retreats-sittings-and-other-programs/retreats/
Hawaii, http://vipassanametta.org/wp/schedule/

 

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