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Vipassana Retreat at Sea to Sky

Sea to Sky Retreat Centre Michele McDonald Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

Michele McDonald and Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

8/10/2017 3:00 PM - 8/17/2017 - 12:30 PM at Sea to Sky Retreat Centre, (84 Retreat Road, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B1) (Map It)

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Vipassana (or Insight) meditation is the moment-to-moment investigation of the mind / body process through calm and focused mindful awareness. As insight deepens, wisdom and compassion arise, slowly untangling our hearts from deep seated patterns of greed, hatred, and delusion. 

This residential silent retreat is for beginning and experienced meditators. Meditation instruction is provided, emphasizing mindfulness and lovingkindness practices. Sitting and walking meditation sessions are alternated. Individual check-ins with the teachers will be offered on alternating days along with daily question and answer periods.

Michele McDonald has taught Insight meditation for over thirty years and teaches extensively throughout the US, Canada, Burma, and around the world. As a guiding teacher for Vipassana Hawai’i she has been a quiet pioneer. She is the first woman to have taught a formal retreat in Burma, side-by-side with a senior monastic figure (Sayadaw U Lakkhana, Abbot of Kyaswa Monastery). Her style of teaching focuses on helping individuals find their natural entry points into stillness and helping them see the very real possibility of freedom from greed, hatred, and delusion in this lifetime.

Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey's teaching aims to inspire the skills, determination, and faith necessary to realize the deepest human freedom. A student of Michele McDonald, his approach is rooted in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma and encourages an exploration of the relationship between ethics, insight, and action. He is the resident teacher for Vipassana Hawai’i and when away from home, teaches mostly around the US and Canada. Visit www.dolessforpeace.org for more of his teaching and writing. 

Scholarships: Scholarships are available and must be applied for in advance. To apply, please click the Apply for Scholarship button below before registering.  Please apply early as funds are limited.

Scholarship Donation:  During registration you will have the option of providing a donation to the scholarship fund.

Assumption of Risk and Release.   By registering for this retreat I confirm that I have reviewed and agreed to the following terms and conditions:   I assume all risk of damage or injury that may occur to me while practicing meditation at the BC Insight Meditation Society retreat and while moving about the facility at which the retreat is held.  In consideration of being accepted as a retreatant for this meditation retreat, I release and discharge BC Insight Meditation Society, and its agents, from all claims resulting from my participation in the meditation retreat.

 

BCIMS Cancellation Policy   For cancellation 30 days or more before the start of the retreat, the registration fee will be refunded less a $25 non-refundable portion.  For cancellation less than 30 days before the start of the retreat, if BCIMS is required to pay the retreat centre, there will be no refund.  Otherwise, the registration fee will be refunded less a $100 non-refundable portion.

Accessibility: Please specify any special needs or accommodations in the "Special Requests" section of the registration form.

Wait List: If the retreat is fully booked, there will be a button on the webpage to allow you to join the waitlist.  You will fill out all the registration information but no payment is required.   

Ridesharing: The information collected during registration regarding ridesharing will be distributed by email to all interested retreatants about two weeks prior to the retreat.   Each individual is then responsible for directly making any ridesharing arrangement.

Unforeseen circumstances:  If unforeseen circumstances arise, BC Insight Meditation Society reserves the right to change the teacher presenting the retreat.

Fees: cover retreat organizing costs, accommodations and meals only. Voluntary donations (dana) for the teachings may be given at the retreat.

Accomodation:   The Sea to Sky retreat centre consists primarily of shared double room.   There are a limited number of private raised platform tents. During registration you can select a room preference - but no guarantees.  If you have specific person you wish to share a room with, enter their name in special requests box on registration form

Your registration is fully confirmed when you receive an email from bcims.org that has a booking id and that indicates paid and confirmed

Fees:

Sea to Sky Retreat:$725.00

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