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Insight Meditation Silent Retreat

$1,160 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 6 months
Created August 15, 2017
Dear Friends,

Prescott Insight Meditation is raising funds for a retreat May 5-11, 2018. The retreat will be held 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: www.prescottinsightmeditation.org/the-path-of-awareness-2018

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, 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.

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

Our Sangha: 
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.

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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Dear Donors,
Thanks for your support of our campaign to raise funds for the upcoming retreat! We have created a new Certified Charity campaign. Please visit our new site www.gofundme.com/insight-meditation-retreat-2018
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$1,160 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 6 months
Created August 15, 2017
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