The Buddha said “the world is on fire” – burning with greed, hatred, and delusion. He also offered a perspective on anger that includes practices that have the capacity to transform anger into strength of heart and clarity of mind – and offer protection from being consumed by the flames of this powerful state of mind.
This vipassana retreat will focus on the teachings and practices that turn the light of awareness on the existential question of anger. With respect for anger as an inherent part of human nature, we can change our relationship to anger and its interplay with fear. Through the cultivation of mindfulness, we experience the power of patience and metta and learn to remain calm and balanced in response to the ways of anger – within ourselves and the world around us.
Held in Noble Silence, the daily schedule will include morning reflections and instructions, sitting and walking meditation, an optional afternoon discussion group and an evening dharma talk. As well, there will be times to rest and spend time in nature.
This retreat is appropriate for both new and experienced students.