Intimacy and Awakening
Time & Location
About the Event
Teacher’s preferred name/title: David Chernikoff
Initial Registration Fee: $50 (does not include post-retreat donation/dana)
Private (single occupancy) rooms are available at a cost of $110 for the weekend, payable at registration only.
The Bethel Encounters Retreat Center
1000 Restoration Way
Kiln, MS 39556 (near Bay St. Louis)
Full Retreat Description:
“Enlightenment,” said Zen master Dogen, “is intimacy with all things.” This retreat is an opportunity to explore the meaning and implications of this powerful statement. A primary focus of the retreat will be the practice of sitting and walking meditation in Noble Silence. The teacher will offer dharma talks and meditation instruction. In addition, we’ll do some guided meditations and interactive exercises that are designed to deepen our understanding of the essential role of intimacy in our personal lives and in the process of spiritual awakening.
David Chernikoff, M.Div, LCSW. A student of meditation since 1971, David has completed the Community Dharma Leader training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and has been teaching Insight Meditation since 1988. His teaching has been influenced by senior teachers from the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock, Tibetan teachers he studied with during a 3-year stay in Nepal, and spiritual guides from other contemplative traditions, most notably Ram Dass, Father Thomas Keating, and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. David taught meditation and psychology at Naropa University for many years and currently has a private practice as a spiritual counselor and life coach in Boulder. He teaches workshops and retreats throughout the U.S.
Teacher Professional and Social Links:
Sangha Facebook: www.facebook.com/boulderinsightmeditation/
Dharma Talks: www.davidchernikoff.com/dharma-talks
David uses the Sanskrit translations of Dharma and similar terms.
Double Occupancy. All rooms contain 1 queen and 1 bunk bed (2 bunks) and bathroom. Bedlinens are provided. Guests are to provide towels, washcloths, and all toiletries (bath soap is provided).
Special Room Rates, if applicable:
Private (single occupancy) rooms are available at a cost of $110 for the weekend, payable AT REGISTRATION only.
Description of accessibility and accommodations for disabled and impaired guests:
Handicapped-accessible rooms are available. Meeting, dining, and restroom facilities are accessible.
The retreat includes 5 delicious vegetarian meals.
- : Intimacy and Awakening$50$500$0
- : Intimacy and Awakening$160$1600$0