IMC-Lewes welcomes returning meditation teacher, Luisa Montero-Diaz, for an evening Dharma talk and a full-day meditation retreat with theme of “The Call to Practicing Internally and Externally.” Non, beginning and experienced meditators are all welcomed to attend this weekend of meditation and discussion.
Montero-Diaz notes that, “By getting quiet and practicing meditation, we begin to see more clearly how to uproot the seeds of our suffering which come from greed, hatred and ignorance. The Buddha taught that there are ways we can explore and wisely manage both mental stress in our own minds, and anguish in the world through wholesome action. Our practice, both on and off the cushion, and its weaving together internally and externally, is important in these complex and challenging times. We will explore some of the teachings directly related to living our lives off the cushion and bringing the wisdom and compassion of this ancient tradition to our modern world.”
The Dharma Talk along with discussion and refreshments will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall on Friday October 6.
The full day retreat will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday October 7, also at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Dharma talk, sitting and walking meditation, and lunch are included. If attendees can and would like to, they may bring a dish to share.
The suggested donation for Friday’s talk is $10.00 and $45.00 for the Saturday retreat, which includes lunch. For those with limited income, 50%, or any amount of the suggested donation offered is welcome. If budget does not allow for a donation, simply show up, no explanation is needed.
Info: Carolyn Quinn, email@example.com, 302.644.7650.
Please join us
Monday, September 25
4 to 4:30pm – silent meditation
4:35 to approximately 6pm – dharma talk, Q&A, closing sit
Teacher Larissa Kitenko
Topic: Hatred Never Ceases by Hatred
Suggested dana: $5
We will have thirty minutes of our traditional silent group meditation. Larissa will then present a twenty-five to thirty minute dharma talk followed by a Q&A period and a closing sit.
Message from Larissa: Please join us as we talk about how our practice supports us as we respond to the hatred and violence in the news. ~Larissa
Regarding dana: If your budget does not allow for any dana, we welcome your attendance. Simply show up, no explanations are needed or requested.
Info: Carolyn Quinn at 644.7650 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Larissa Kitenko is a longtime practitioner and teacher of insight meditation. Larissa has completed the Community Dharma Leader-4 Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center (SRMC) in California with Mary Grace Orr (SRMC) as her mentor and guiding teacher. Her training also includes completion of the Dedicated Practitioner Program also through SRMC, and is a member of the Teachers’ Council of the Insight Meditation Community of Wash. DC (IMCW) under guiding teacher, Tara Brach, Ph.D.
Larissa trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn and has been teaching MBSR since 2005. She is certified as an Associate Clinical Chaplain at Shore Regional Health in Easton, MD. She leads the Easton Meditation Sangha and also teaches at the Salisbury Buddhist Community, Mindfulness Meditation in Dover, the Insight Meditation Community of Grasonville, MD, and the Insight Meditation Community of Lewes. She leads workshops and retreats throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
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We have learned that having a common topic or theme for the year has helped give continuity across the various IMC-L programs. The current focus for our sangha’s study is “Deepening our Practice on and Off the Cushion”. What we do on the cushion informs what we do in our lives, moment to moment, and that what we study off the cushion helps direct some of our meditation in addition to the path we take in our daily lives. We think this focus will provide an opportunity to look at how to bring our meditation into our lives, as well as how to become more skillful while meditating on the cushion.