A Half-Day Retreat

Discovering Dharma Ease: Practicing Wise Attitude and Effort
with Michael Grady

September 24, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Zoom link will be sent on September 23 by 5 pm:   After registrations close at noon on September 23, an email will be sent with the Zoom link by 5 pm.

Michael Grady

We will explore the ways in which our attitude and effort in Insight practice can generate tension, confusion, and doubt or facilitate the Dharma Ease of inner freedom, clarity, and resilience when encountering the Hindrances in our meditation practice or when facing the inevitable challenges of human life.

The format of this retreat will be 30-minute guided sittings with short dharma talks and ample space for discussion.

Michael Grady began practicing Insight Meditation with Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg in 1974 when they first returned from Asia. He has also been a student of the late Chan master Sheng Yen who taught the practice of Silent Illumination – a practice which emphasizes relaxing the body and mind while practicing awareness without expectations or an agenda. Michael is a Core teacher at IMS in Barre, MA and was a Guiding Teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center for more than 20 years. Having taught extensively in both intensive retreats and in an urban dharma center, Michael encourages an attitude towards practice which is wholistic – that all of life is viewed as an opportunity for awakening to freedom.

Registration and Dana

The registration fee supports Vermont Insight and it is customary to also make a donation to the teacher in appreciation for the teachings.

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The Zoom link  Will be sent September 23:   Once registrations close at noon on September 23, an email will be sent with the Zoom link by 5 pm that day.

Please add information@vermontinsight.org to your contacts or check your Junk/Spam/Promotions Mail folders if you have not received the retreat detail letter by 5 pm on the day before the retreat.

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