Description:Leaving behind our homes, family and friends, and our duties and responsibilities can be a powerful support for deepening insight. In a quiet setting, with a simple schedule of sitting and walking meditation, practicing noble silence, the mind naturally begins to quiet down. A quiet, serene mind is capable of seeing clearly in a way that is often not available during our busy lives. Clear seeing or insight uproots the confusion behind the cycles of stress and suffering.
Those who are new to meditation should attend the intro class or several weekly practice groups before their first retreat. Please bring a bag lunch.
Please Register Here
Led by Gabe Keller-Flores and Gail Iverson.
Gabe Keller-Flores has been coming to Common Ground since 2008, when they were in high school and stumbled across the teachings of the Buddha. (Note: Gabe uses they/them pronouns). Since then, they have been a dedicated practitioner and have experienced increasing freedom and connection in their life. Gabe enjoys sharing the Dharma in many different contexts, including in Spanish.
Gail Iverson has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1987 and formerly served as Chair of the Board of Directors at Common Ground.