Date(s) - March 29, 2019 - March 31, 2019
Interdependence: Meditation and the Ecology of the Heart
Weekend Residential Meditation Retreat
With Tergar Instructor Myoshin Kelley
And Facilitator Stephanie Wagner
Metta Meditation Center
Janesville, Minnesota, USA
Meditation helps us to become more at ease in our own being. As we come to know ourselves in this authentic way, our eyes open to how deeply interconnected we are to all life. To harm another is to harm ourselves. As long as others are suffering, we too suffer. Broadening our view leads to a qualitative difference in how we live our lives, knowing how deeply entwined we are. During this meditation weekend, we will experience the truth of interconnectedness through mindfulness and compassion practice, teaching, and discussion, so that we may live from this place of a wise and compassionate heart.
In this weekend retreat with Tergar Instructor Myoshin Kelley, assisted by Facilitator Stephanie Wagner, we will explore how meditation can help us understand our interdependence. This retreat is suitable for all meditators, and includes breakout sessions for Path of Liberation students.
In Mingyur Rinpoche’s tradition, spending time in solo or group retreat is highly valued as an important way to deepen our understanding and experience of practice. Whether you have never done a retreat before or are a seasoned practitioner, this program provides an excellent opportunity to taste the benefits of sustained practice.
About the Instructor and Facilitator:
Myoshin Kelley attended her first meditation retreat in 1975 at the age of 20. Through the ensuing years she has received dharma instructions from several renowned Buddhist meditation masters in the Theravada, Zen, and Vajrayana traditions. In 1994 she accompanied her husband, Edwin, to the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, MA, where she was trained as a meditation instructor by Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzburg. Myoshin was introduced to Vajrayana teachings in 1993 and met Mingyur Rinpoche in 1998. Since then she has practiced with Mingyur Rinpoche in North America and Asia benefiting from his skillful, lucid instructions on the profound teachings of Mahamudra. She moved to Minneapolis in 2010 to help support Mingyur Rinpoche in his worldwide vision and leads programs internationally and locally.
Stephanie Wagner had been meditating for several years prior to meeting Mingyur Rinpoche in 2009. Immediately she felt a sense of connection to Rinpoche’s message that anything in daily life can be used an opportunity to wake up. Stephanie is a board-certified health coach with a Master of Arts in Integrative Health and Well-Being Coaching from the University of Minnesota and is a trainer and program specialist with Healthy Minds Innovations.
Friday, March 29, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 30, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 31, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The retreat will take place in a secluded environment with the support of a community of meditators. The daily schedule will include six to eight hours of meditation per day (practiced in twenty- to thirty-minute sessions), and will incorporate periods of silence, along with video teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche, group discussions, and presentations on the key points of meditation.
Location and Meals:
The retreat will be held at Metta Meditation Center, located on Lake Elysian in Janesville, Minnesota. The retreat center offers a secluded and peaceful refuge only seventy minutes from the Twin Cities.
Meals will be vegetarian. The retreat center will do its best, within reason, to accommodate additional dietary restrictions, as long as those restrictions are noted when registering online.
Check-in and on-site registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. The opening session will be at 7:30 p.m. Please note that no evening meal will be offered on Friday so plan to eat before you arrive or bring your dinner with you.
There are a limited number of single rooms. If any double rooms have not been filled by the retreat start date, they may be made available as single rooms at the single-room rate. If single rooms are not available when you register and you wish to be put on a waitlist for a single room, please email us at email@example.com.
Program Fee and Shared Double Room – $215.00
Program Fee and Single Room – $285.00
Program Fee for Commuters – $155.00 (Includes all meals)
We strive to offer programs like this one as broadly as we can, regardless of ability to pay.
Please consider adding an additional donation during registration or at the event to help share these teachings with as many people as possible.
If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend this program, we will make every effort to help. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment and Cancellation Policy:
In order for us to make a commitment to the retreat center, we must receive full payment at the time of registration.
A $50 administration fee will apply to any cancellation prior to March 19. Cancellations after March 19 will be subject to full cancellation penalties.
For More Information Contact:
Tergar Meditation Community of Minneapolis/St. Paul
Metta Meditation Center, Janesville MN, United States