A Two-Day In-Person Non-Residential Insight Meditation Retreat
The Wings of Awakening
Saturday, December 2nd (9:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Sunday, December 3rd (9:30 am - 4:30 pm)
La Cite universitaire francophone
University of Regina Main Campus
(Room 216, Language Institute Building, east of the Library Building)
The two wings of awakening are wisdom and compassion. If you want to be happy in this life you must be wise. The highest wisdom is to be compassionate with yourself and with others. Relating to anyone harshly and critically is born of confusion and frustrated desire. When you view yourself with wisdom, being self critical and judgmental of others no longer makes any sense. Compassion and love are the natural expression of awakened awareness. A compassionate heart grows from experiencing others and ourselves clearly and intimately. This retreat will follow the Buddha's practical, clear and inspiring map of awakening wisdom and compassion in our hearts and minds. He said, "If it were not possible to awaken, I would not ask you to do this." Learning and practicing with loving awareness we will gently move from ill will to kindness, from clinging to freedom, from confusion to clarity, and from tension to relaxation. We will spend our time in silence, alternating sitting meditation with walking meditation. There will also be an opportunity for practice discussions. The retreat is suitable for all levels of experience.
Howard (Howie) Cohn is one of the original teachers at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He has led Insight Meditation retreats world-wide since 1985 and guided the Mission Dharma Meditation Community in San Francisco for over 30 years.
He also offers private counseling and mentoring.
This retreat is freely offered
In keeping with our tradition, dana (donations) can be offered to Howie for his teachings
To register, please contact:
306-522-0616landline so no texting