The Path of Service with David Chernikoff
Time & Location
About the Event
Compassionate action plays a central role in many of the great wisdom traditions. In this retreat, we’ll practice sitting and walking meditation in Noble Silence to quiet our minds and open our hearts. There will be meditation instruction and dharma talks on the retreat theme. We will also do some guided meditations and interactive exercises designed to deepen our understanding of the joys and challenges of working to benefit living beings and our planet.
David Chernikoff, M.Div, LCSW. A student of meditation since 1971, David 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. For more information please see his website, www.davidchernikoff.com.
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The Path of Service
An At-Home Insight Meditation Retreat with David Chernikoff
All times are for Central time zone
(*Indicates online activity via Zoom)
Friday April 9th
*5:00 – 6:00pm Orientation and social time
6:00 – 7:30pm Home-based practice
*7:30 – 8:15pm Opening session
*8:15 – 9:00pm Meditation instruction and sitting practice
9:00pm Rest or further practice
Saturday April 10th
*7:15 – 8:00 am Sitting meditation with practice leader
8:00 – 9:30 am Home-based practice
*9:30 – 10:30 am Meditation instruction and sitting practice / Walking meditation instruction
10:30 – 11:15 am Walking meditation or mindful movement
*11:15 – 12:00 pm Meditation instruction and sitting meditation
*12:00 – 12:30 pm Discussion / Q & A (video optional)
12:30 – 2:00 pm Home-based practice
*2:00 – 3:00 pm Meditation instruction and sitting practice
3:00 – 3:30 pm Walking meditation or mindful movement
*3:30 – 4:30 pm Dharma talk
4:30 – 5:00 pm Walking meditation or mindful movement
*5:00 – 6:00 pm Experiential exercises
6:00 – 7:30 pm Home-based practice
*7:30 – 8:30 pm Discussion / Q & A (video optional)
8:30 pm Rest or further practice
Sunday April 11th
*7:15 – 8:00 am Sit with practice leader
8:00 – 9:30 am Home-based practice
*9:30 – 10:15 am Meditation instruction and sitting practice
10:15 – 12:30pm Closing session
Because each of our personal situations is unique, our ability to participate in an online retreat from home will vary. For someone who is employed outside the home and has children and family at home, it might not be possible to participate in every session of the weekend’s schedule. There will be ample opportunities throughout the retreat for participants to take a break for personal needs. A detailed retreat schedule is available so that you can schedule your participation in the way that best accommodates your availability.
If you have questions or need additional information about this retreat or other Flowering Lotus program offerings, please contact:
Beth Herzig, Retreat Director
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’re comfortable.
All are welcome to participate, regardless of ability to pay. If you are unable to pay the minimum $25 registration, select “Scholarship”, and no payment will be required.
There will be an opportunity to make a dana* contribution in any amount, to Flowering Lotus and the teachers at the online event. Your generosity is a gift that supports not just the teacher; but also the Sangha (Flowering Lotus); the larger Dharma community; and, most importantly, your own practice.
Dana contributions to David Chernikoff
To donate online by PayPal, use this link:
To donate by check, please make your check to IMCC and mail it to:
IMCC c/o David Chernikoff
255 Pawnee Dr.
Boulder, CO 80303.
Please put 4/9 – 4/11 retreat in the memo line to make sure your dana offering goes where it’s intended to go.
IMCC (Insight Meditation Community of Colorado) is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code.
*Dana is a Pali word that is generally translated “generosity.” We are taught to practice dana, or generosity, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. Dana is not payment for services rendered – it is given from the heart. Dana is the first theme in the Buddha’s system of gradual training and the first of the three grounds for meritorious action.
- David Chernikoff, April 2021$75$750$0
- David Chernikoff, April 2021$50$500$0
- David Chernikoff, April 2021$25$250$0