Fri, Jan 08 | ZOOM

Living Dharma: Working With Fear - with Michael Grady

January 8 – 10 | In this retreat, Michael will teach methods grounded in mindfulness, investigation, and lovingkindness, to help us develop a calm, open-hearted, and wise attitude in working with the anxiety and fear triggered by the changes and vulnerability we experience in daily life.
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Living Dharma: Working With Fear - with Michael Grady

Time & Location

Jan 08, 7:00 PM CST – Jan 10, 11:00 AM CST
ZOOM

About the Event

Time & Location

Zoom

Friday, January 8 – 7:00-9:00pm

Saturday, January 9:00am  – 9:00pm

Sunday, January 9:00am – 11:00am

NOTE: All times are Central (CDT)

About the Event

When we are awake and attentive to the present moment, life reveals that it is continually changing, uncertain, and that humans are vulnerable in so many ways. Faced with these challenges, it’s no wonder that so often we react with fear, anxiety, and a worried mind.

Drawing on the methods grounded in mindfulness, investigation, and lovingkindness, this retreat will encourage and support the developing of a calm, open-hearted, and wise attitude in working with fear when it arises. By shining the light of awareness on our conditioned habits of mind, we free up our potential to respond with equanimity, discernment, and compassion rather than contract with aversion and suffering when we face difficult moments in our lives.

Join Michael Grady, one of our most popular and insightful teachers, for a three-day immersion in mindfulness and awareness. There will be periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation, instruction, and Q&A with Michael. There will also be breaks in the schedule for mealtimes, and for attendants to take care of personal activities in their homes. 

Teacher Bio

Michael began practicing Insight Meditation with Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg in 1974, after they first returned to the U.S. from Asia, and joined the effort to bring Buddhism and meditation practice to the West. He has also been a student of the late Chan master Sheng Yen who taught the practice of Silent Illumination - a practice which emphasizes relaxing the body and mind while practicing awareness, without expectations or an agenda.

Michael is a Core Teacher at Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Ma and was a Guiding teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center for more than 20 years.

Having taught extensively in both intensive retreats and in an urban dharma center, Michael encourages a wholistic attitude towards practice – in which all of life is viewed as an opportunity for awakening to freedom.

Detailed Schedule:

Friday, January 8

7:00 – 8:00pm  Opening Talk

8:00 – 8:15pm Mindful Stretch

8:15-9:00pm  Meditation Instruction and Sitting Practice

9:00pm Rest or Further Practice

Saturday, January 9

9:00 – 10:00am Meditation Instruction and Sitting Practice

10:00 – 10:30am Walking Meditation

10:30 – 11:00am Sitting Meditation

11:00 – 11:30am Discussion / Q & A with Michael

11:30 – 12:00n  Mindful Eating Exercise

12:00 – 2:30pm Lunch and Personal Time

2:30 – 3:30pm  Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation Instruction and Sitting Practice

3:30 – 4:00pm Walking Meditation

4:00 – 4:45pm Dharma Talk

4:45- 5:00pm Q & A with Michael

5:00 - 7:00pm Break and Dinner

7:00 – 7:45pm Meditation Instruction and Sitting Practice

7:45 - 8:00  Mindful Stretch

8:00 - 8:30 Discussion / Q & A

8:30 - 9:00  Sitting Meditation

9:00pm  Rest or Further Practice

Sunday, January 10

9:00 – 10:00am Meditation Instruction and Sitting Practice

10:00 – 11:00 Closing Session

If you have questions or need additional information about this retreat or other Flowering Lotus program offerings, please contact:

Beth Herzig, Retreat Director

floweringlotusms@gmail.com

601-918-8510

Ticket Prices

We ask that you support Flowering Lotus and those whose needs are greater by registering at the highest level ($75, $50, $25) with which you are comfortable.

All are welcome to participate, regardless of ability to pay. If you are unable to pay the minimum $25 registration, check “Scholarship” and no payment will be required.

There will be an opportunity to make a dana (generosity) contribution in any amount, to Flowering Lotus and the teacher, at the online event.

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