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Weekend Vipassana Retreat

October 12-14, 2018

Jesuit Retreat House

5629 State Road

Parma, OH 44134

 

 

The Head/Heart/Gut Meditation Retreat

with Amita Schmidt

In meditation we hear the teaching with our head, practice from the heart, and live from the gut.  This retreat will emphasize living from embodied truth. Rather than live from the 10% that is our head, we will explore how to bring the silence and focus of meditation down into the gut, or essence of our being.  This silent retreat will be led by Amita Schmidt and will have periods of sitting, walking, questions and dharma teaching.

About Amita

Amita Schmidt is a meditation teacher, spiritual coach, and licensed clinical social worker. Her training includes over 25 years of Vipassana Buddhist practice, including numerous three-month long silent meditation retreats. She was the Resident Teacher for the Insight Meditation Society for six years. She is the co-founder of Southwest Sangha, a self-retreat meditation center in New Mexico.  She has studied with spiritual teacher Adyashanti since 2003.  Amita’s teaching has been deeply informed by her long history of Buddhist practice, her connection with Adyashanti, and her work as a psychotherapist. Amita leads mindfulness meditation retreats and healing depression workshops nationally.  She uses various tools to help unburden trauma, anxiety, fear, and depression. She is the author of Dipa Ma: The Life and Legacy of a Buddhist Master (BlueBridge, May 2005) and a contributor to Buddha Laughing: A Tricycle Book of Cartoons. Amita has led several retreats in our area and spiritually supports our sangha. Her website is amitaschmidt.com.

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.

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.

The retreat center charges us $175 per person for the weekend.

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.

Amita Schmidt is a meditation teacher, spiritual coach, and licensed clinical social worker. Her training includes over 25 years of Vipassana Buddhist practice, including numerous three-month long silent meditation retreats. She was the Resident Teacher for the Insight Meditation Society for six years. She is the co-founder of Southwest Sangha, a self-retreat meditation center in New Mexico.  She has studied with spiritual teacher Adyashanti since 2003.  Amita’s teaching has been deeply informed by her long history of Buddhist practice, her connection with Adyashanti, and her work as a psychotherapist. Amita leads mindfulness meditation retreats and healing depression workshops nationally.  She uses various tools to help unburden trauma, anxiety, fear, and depression. She is the author of Dipa Ma: The Life and Legacy of a Buddhist Master (BlueBridge, May 2005) and a contributor to Buddha Laughing: A Tricycle Book of Cartoons. Amita has led several retreats in our area and spiritually supports our sangha. Her website is amitaschmidt.com.