registration formInsight Meditation Cleveland

Weekend Vipassana Retreat

March 29-31, 2019

Jesuit Retreat House

5629 State Road

Parma, OH 44134

 

 

Finding the Stillness Within

with Jon Aron

Insight Meditation of Cleveland will be sponsoring a 3-day meditation retreat at The Jesuit Retreat House in Parma, Ohio, over the weekend of March 29, 30 and 31, 2019. The theme for this retreat is Finding the Stillness Within. What happens when we drop our digital devices, cut down our sensory input and come to silence?  This is what we discover on retreat.   Thoughts and unhelpful emotional states that clutter the mind and are the result of our daily life start to clear away like clouds, and the stillness which is our natural state becomes our place of refuge.  In this still place of refuge, wisdom and compassion can naturally arise.   This mindfulness meditation weekend retreat will alternate between guided sitting meditations and various mindful movement practices with evening talks and individual teacher meetings. It is wonderful opportunity for those with limited meditation experience who have not experienced a silent retreat.

About Jon

After a 30-year career in the music business, Jon now finds himself teaching Buddhadarma and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in New York. He is a member of the teacher council of New York Insight and also teaches at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and is co-guiding teacher of the Makom Havurah program for the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. His principal dharma teacher has been Matthew Flickstein with whom he worked over a period of 8 years.  He is currently taking part in a two-year Dharmapala Training for teachers and experienced practitioners with Kittiisaro and Thanisara. He is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher and was recently certified to train new MBSR teachers. He has guided numerous retreats under the auspices of the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness. He trained and certified as a Somatic Experience Practitioner. Among his more transformative trainings however was the Foundations in Contemplative Care with the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. When not teaching or on retreat, he can often be found riding his motorcycle on various trips around the country, most recently on a tour around the Great Lakes. He lives in Harlem with his life partner and fellow dharmafarer Upayadhi Luraschi.

 

About the Retreat

The retreat will be silent. It 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.

This year we are offering three levels of registration fees:

- $195 – covers accommodations and meals at Jesuit Retreat House (JRH)

- $210 – covers JRH costs and helps cover teacher expenses

- $225 – covers JRH costs, helps cover teacher expenses, 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 can continue their work only through voluntary donations of their students. This practice of dana (generosity) is an integral part of the retreat experience.

 

 

registration formInsight Meditation Cleveland

Weekend Vipassana Retreat

March 29-31, 2019

Jesuit Retreat House

5629 State Road

Parma, OH 44134

 

 

Finding the Stillness Within

with Jon Aron

Insight Meditation of Cleveland will be sponsoring a 3-day meditation retreat at The Jesuit Retreat House in Parma, Ohio, over the weekend of March 29, 30 and 31, 2019. The theme for this retreat is Finding the Stillness Within. What happens when we drop our digital devices, cut down our sensory input and come to silence?  This is what we discover on retreat.   Thoughts and unhelpful emotional states that clutter the mind and are the result of our daily life start to clear away like clouds, and the stillness which is our natural state becomes our place of refuge.  In this still place of refuge, wisdom and compassion can naturally arise.   This mindfulness meditation weekend retreat will alternate between guided sitting meditations and various mindful movement practices with evening talks and individual teacher meetings. It is wonderful opportunity for those with limited meditation experience who have not experienced a silent retreat.

About Jon

After a 30-year career in the music business, Jon now finds himself teaching Buddhadarma and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in New York. He is a member of the teacher council of New York Insight and also teaches at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and is co-guiding teacher of the Makom Havurah program for the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. His principal dharma teacher has been Matthew Flickstein with whom he worked over a period of 8 years.  He is currently taking part in a two-year Dharmapala Training for teachers and experienced practitioners with Kittiisaro and Thanisara. He is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher and was recently certified to train new MBSR teachers. He has guided numerous retreats under the auspices of the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness. He trained and certified as a Somatic Experience Practitioner. Among his more transformative trainings however was the Foundations in Contemplative Care with the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. When not teaching or on retreat, he can often be found riding his motorcycle on various trips around the country, most recently on a tour around the Great Lakes. He lives in Harlem with his life partner and fellow dharmafarer Upayadhi Luraschi.

 

About the Retreat

The retreat will be silent. It 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.

This year we are offering three levels of registration fees:

- $195 – covers accommodations and meals at Jesuit Retreat House (JRH)

- $210 – covers JRH costs and helps cover teacher expenses

- $225 – covers JRH costs, helps cover teacher expenses, 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 can continue their work only through voluntary donations of their students. This practice of dana (generosity) is an integral part of the retreat experience.