April 28 - 30, 2017

Insight Meditation of Cleveland

Will be offering a


Vipassana Retreat

With Jon Aaron

At the Jesuit Retreat House

Parma, OH

When, through insight, the mind becomes free of the obstacles of self and other, the unlimited potential for compassion and freedom co-arise.    In much of our practice, these obstacles arise as the common hindrances and by falling into habitual thought and emotional patterns.   This silent retreat will be an opportunity through intense practice to discover creative ways through these obstacles so that the experience of freedom becomes more than a fleeting glimpse but the place in which we can reside.  

About Jon

Jon Aaron is a teacher at New York Insight Meditation Center.  His principal Dharma teacher has been Matthew Flickstein of The Forest Way. He trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and is a certified teacher through the CFM. He has taught over 65 cycles of the seminal curriculum, as well as numerous courses for alumni of the program. He also co-leads retreats under the auspices of the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness.  He completed the Integrated Study and Practice Program at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.  He is the co-guiding teacher of the Makom Meditation Havurah program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan and recently received his certification as a Somatic Experience Practitioner tm.

Love Meets Wisdom


We will be alternating between various sitting practices, and mindful movement practices. While the retreat will be held in noble silence there will be periods for questions and meetings with the teacher.

The retreat begins on Friday evening and concludes after lunch on Sunday. Meals include supper on Friday; breakfast, lunch and supper on Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Meals are vegetarian. Please bring a meditation cushion or bench if you have one available. A very limited supply will be available at the retreat.

We are offering three levels of registration fees:

- $175 – covers accommodations and meals at Jesuit Retreat House (JRH)

- $200 – covers JRH costs and helps cover Jon’s costs

- $225 – covers JRH costs, helps cover Jon’s costs, and helps with our scholarship fund

Due to the generosity of our sangha members, there is a scholarship fund available for part or all of your payment if needed. Just let us know when you register. Please do not let money deter your from attending the retreat. If you can afford it, please consider a donation to help with our scholarship funds.

The Buddha’s teachings are considered to be priceless, and are therefore offered freely. The registration fee does not cover any payment to the teacher. Meditation teachers in this tradition are able to continue their work only through voluntary donations of their students. This practice of dana (generosity) is an integral part of the retreat experience.

The retreat registration form can be found here.

“Love says 'I am everything.' Wisdom says 'I am nothing.' Between the two, my life flows.” 
― Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897-1981)