Letting Go of Fear
with Michael Grady
Sunday, July 23, 10am – 4pm
Within the framework of the Buddha’s teaching of the Four Noble Truths, and drawing on methods grounded in Vipassana practice and inquiry, we will explore ways to respond to fear with mindfulness, equanimity, and wisdom.
The emphasis of this retreat will be learning to free ourselves of the burden of fear by developing skillful means and a more open-hearted attitude in working with various fears, anxiety, worry, and self-doubt when these habits of mind arise in everyday life.
Michael Grady is a core teacher at the Insight Meditation Society and has been a guiding teacher for more than 20 years at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, an urban dharma center that emphasizes contemplative practice in daily life. Michael began practicing Insight meditation in 1974 with Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg. More recently, he trained with the late Master Sheng Yen and was introduced to the practice of Silent Illumination in the Chan tradition. This practice emphasizes cultivating a wise and compassionate attitude in dharma practice, as well as including all of life as an opportunity for awakening.
Cushions, chairs, and tea are provided. There is a short break for lunch. Each person should bring lunch and a water bottle/container.
There is a $20 registration fee for the day to cover expenses to Vermont Insight. Click the button below to register with your PayPal account or with a credit card. For more registration options, please click the ‘Read Retreat Information’ button at the top of this page. In this tradition, a Dana or generosity offering is made to the teacher at the end of the retreat out of gratitude for the teachings.