May 8 – 18, 2020
Trout Lake Abbey
Trout Lake, Washington
Join us for a 5- or 10-day intensive retreat to deepen in the practices of Metta (Lovingkindness) and Vipassana (Insight) meditation in the beautiful and serene surrounds of Trout Lake Abbey and Mt Adams Zen Buddhist Temple.
Metta practice is a way of working with fear and anger, developing inner
tranquility, and understanding inter-connectedness. Through this practice, we come to know the heart’s boundless nature and increasingly recognize our essential wholeness and capacities to love and embody kindness. Metta softens our hearts and is a valuable base for
vipassana practice. In the vipassana portion of the retreat, participants will be supported in
cultivating careful attention. This was taught by the Buddha as a basis for true compassion and wisdom—the foundation from which grows our ability to fully experience and meet life with grace and ease. The retreat will include sitting and walking meditation instruction as
well as an emphasis on cultivating mindfulness in daily life activities. Guidance will also be given through dharma talks and group and individual meetings with the teachers.
Participants can attend the 5-day Metta, 5-day Vipassana, or full
10-day retreat. New and experienced meditators are welcome.
If you’d like to attend, please register early. A minimum number of
pre-registered participants is required to run the retreat.
In order to register, please contact Kate Dresher at email@example.com
Sayadaw U Indaka
is from Myanmar and was ordained in 1972 by Mahagandhayon
Sayadaw. In 1976 he practiced vipassana meditation in the
Mahasi Meditation Center in Mandalay, where he was taught
by Chanmyay Sayadaw (Sayadaw U Janaka). He later went to
the Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Center in Yangon and was
commissioned to teach meditation. Since 2004 he has been
the abbot of Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Center, which has
locations near Yangon and Mandalay. His books on the practice
of metta meditation and the factors of enlightenment have been
translated into English and German.
has been practicing meditation since 1998. She has been sharing
the Dhamma since 2010, leading metta and vipassana meditation
retreats in the U.S.and Canada. She has spent numerous periods
in intensive retreat, studying primarily with teachers in the
lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw. In 2008, she met Sayadaw U Indaka.
She ordained and practiced under his guidance for 5 months at
Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Center in Myanmar.