Date(s) - March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Seeing Things Just As They Are
Weekend Residential Meditation Retreat
With Tergar Instructor Edwin Kelley
Metta Meditation Center (formerly Holy Spirit)
Janesville, Minnesota, USA
In order to be able to lift the veil of our confusion and see the true nature of our experience, we must first learn to stabilize our mind by developing calm-abiding meditation. Equipped with a calm and stable mind, we can inquire into the nature of our experience. In this weekend retreat led by Tergar instructor Edwin Kelley, we will begin by establishing a basis in calm-abiding practices and then employ ways in which we can examine our experience.
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
Edwin Kelley attended his first meditation retreat in 1975 and has practiced in both the Theravada and the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. He was Executive Director of the Insight Meditation Society from 1996-2003 and has a postgraduate diploma in Buddhist Studies. Edwin is a long-time student of Mingyur Rinpoche. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Tergar International and as a Senior Instructor for Tergar Meditation Community. Read more…
Friday, March 23, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 24, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 25, 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 by Tergar Instructor Edwin Kelley.
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.
The retreat center offers 17 double rooms and 2 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.
- Double Room Fee: $215 per person
- Single Room Fee (if available): $285
- Commuter Fee Basic (includes all meals): $155
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 contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
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 13. Cancellations after March 13 will be subject to full cancellation penalties.
Tergar Meditation Community of Minneapolis/St. Paul
Metta Meditation Center, Janesville MN, United States