Just throwing this out there..
AWAKENING THE POLITICAL BODY:
INTEGRATING EMBODIED VIPASSANA PRACTICE IN A WORLD THAT NEEDS OUR ENGAGEMENT
with PASCAL AUCLAIR and MICHAEL STONE
June 12-15, 2014, Villa St-Martin, Montreal, Quebec
This unique silent Vipassana retreat will include formal sitting meditation, walking meditation and daily yoga. The dharma talks and interview themes will address two directions that Buddhist teachings take: internal stability and sanity and social awakening. If we are all truly interconnected, than how can we be free if others are in pain? How can we transform our own wounds and habitual distractions into tools that serve others? Can Vipassana practice re-orient our internalized cultural values of greed, competitiveness and consumerism? If Buddhist practice is going to serve us in the next centuries it needs to address both our personal suffering and also the suffering of a world in need of repair. This retreat will explore these deep issues in the pulsing heart of the present moment.
The retreat is open for meditators of all levels and backgrounds.
This retreat is taught in English.
Pascal Auclair has been immersed in Buddhist practice and study since 1997, sitting retreats in Asia and America with revered monastics and lay teachers. He has been mentored by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Massachusetts and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, where he is now enjoying teaching retreats. Pascal also teaches in Quebec and in other Canadian provinces. His depth of insight, classical training, and creative expression all combine in a wise and compassionate presence. In addition, his warmth and humour make Pascal a much appreciated teacher.
Michael Stone is a psychotherapist, yoga teacher and Buddhist teacher. He leads Centre of Gravity Sangha in Toronto, a thriving urban community integrating formal practice and social action. His studies are in Vipassana and Zen as well as Yoga, Sanskrit and Psychoanalysis. He has written numerous books on Buddhism, yoga and ethics with Shambhala Publications. He is a father and lives in Toronto while also teaching internationally. www.centreofgravity.org
Information and registration forms are athttp://www.truenorthinsight.org/index.php/en/schedule/residential-retreats. Our sliding scale fees for this retreat are $355, $405, or $455, and the deposit is $180. There are scholarships available for those who cannot afford the full cost http://www.truenorthinsight.org/index.php/en/retreat-info/scholarships. Contact Janet at 613 422-4880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.