A buddhist meditation group in the vipassana tradition.
To listen to the retreat talks online visit www.dharmaseed.org, click "teachers" and then select the teacher and the talk. The latest talks are usually posted within a couple of weeks after the retreat.
There will be no need to register. The retreat will be free of charge, and we will offer no food except for tea and cookies. You are welcome to bring your own lunch.
Schedule: The opening session will start at 9am. It is important to attend it. It will include instructions on practical matters and on the meditation practice itself. Throughout the morning, after the opening session, there will be alternating periods for sitting, for walking and for a Dharma talk by José. The lunch period will be from noon to 1pm. In the afternoon we will again alternate sitting and walking periods, including one for an Inquiry. All of this, from 9am to 5:30pm, will be in silence – except for the Inquiry and the occasional interview some of you may request to have with José. Then, from 5:30 to about 6pm there will be opportunities for networking among the participants. You are, of course, free to leave before 5:30, if you need to.
What to bring: If you prefer to sit on the floor, please bring a cushion or a sitting bench, and a zabuton or a blanket to place underneath (we have a limited supply of those items). As for chairs, we hope we have enough for all who wish to sit on them. But, just in case we don't, here is a proposal:
If your car is pretty empty and you have a chair at home which fits easily into the car, please bring it in case we run out of chairs. But when you arrive here, please leave it in your car until you or someone else needs it.
What not to bring: Please do not use perfumes since some people are allergic to their fragrances. And do not bring any reading materials; nor any phone-like devices, unless they are meant to be used only for emergencies.
For additional information: If you need more information, feel free to call us at (845)876-7963, or to email Raquel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This announcement will also be posted at www.rhinebeckinsight.blogspot.com.