Insight Meditation Retreat 2018

$453 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 4 months
Dear Friends,

In collaboration with Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community, Prescott Insight Meditation is raising funds for a week-long residential retreat fully supported through generosity.

The retreat, The Path of Awareness, will be held Saturday, May 5 through Friday, May 11, 2018 at Juniper Well Ranch near Prescott, Arizona.

This retreat will be an opportunity to practice an embodied quality of presence in silence throughout the day — in sitting and walking meditation. In these silences we can penetrate our deepest wisdom and activate a natural compassion for ourselves and the world. The retreat is designed for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Learn more about the retreat here: 

There is no fee for this retreat. The teachings of the Buddha have been sustained by the ancient tradition of dana, a Pali word meaning “generosity”. We follow the 2,600 year old tradition of offering the Dharma freely so that the teachings are available to everyone interested regardless of financial means. Juniper Well Ranch, in turn, will offer their facility freely to us so that the Buddha’s teaching may continue to be available to all. Additionally, our retreat leader Brian Lesage receives no compensation and will be offering his teachings freely.  In the act of giving, we develop our ability to let go, cultivate a spirit of caring, and honor our inter-connectedness.

Thus, we are asking for donations to cover the costs of this retreat. Happily, we have already received a grant of $6000 to cover the cost of food for all retreatants. Additonal needs include:
A cook to prepare meals
Dana for Juniper Well Ranch and Brian Lesage to support them in continuing to offer such gifts.

Any donated amount will be gratefully appreciated, and dedicated solely to this retreat. Donations will be administered by Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community. Donations made through this Certified Charity campaign are tax-deductible: Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information on tax-deductible donations visit:  https://support.gofundme.com/hc/en-us/articles/203604684-Is-my-donation-tax-deductible- 

All donations are welcome. A big thank you for your contributions to make this retreat available to all. May all beings benefit!

Our Sanghas: 
For more information on Prescott Insight Meditation please visit  www.prescottinsightmeditation.org Our primary activity is a silent meditation, followed by a Dharma talk and discussion, held each Tuesday evening at the First Congregational Church, Prescott, Arizona. All are welcome, of any race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, culture, or ethnicity.

For more information on Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community please visit www.flagstaffinsight.org We are dedicated to fostering a welcoming refuge for all people to explore meditation, mindful living, and the teachings of the Buddha. We are committed to cultivating an appreciation of the value of diversity and to acknowledging the need to recognize and dissolve barriers that separate us from each other. We open our doors and hearts to all social identities including, but not limited to, all races, classes, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, abilities, cultures, and ethnicities. 

Our Retreat Teacher:
Brian Lesage has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1988 and has taught meditation since 2000. He has studied in the Zen, Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism. He was ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition in 1996. His training in Vipassana Meditation includes doing extended meditation retreats in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and India as well as numerous retreats in the U.S. He leads retreats and teaches meditation courses nationwide. Brian also has a private practice in Somatic Experiencing, which is a naturalistic approach to healing trauma.
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$453 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 4 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community
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