December 30 - January 2 2016-17 Meditation / Mindfulness Silent Retreat
New Years Eve Weekend
This retreat will focus on the views of presence, letting go and an understanding of the hindrances to personal happiness and how these topics relate to the practice of Buddhist insight meditation and mindfulness.
When we embrace and allow all areas of our experience with awareness, painful patterns in body and mind begin to dissolve. Gently, we learn how to accept and let go of judgment and reactivity within ourselves. As we practice the art of meditation, and as we non-judjmentaly view and understand what is standing in the way of stillness and joy, the result is that clarity begins to shine through.
This silent retreat will include sitting and walking meditation practices, collage work, interviews, periods for questions and answers, and dharma talks.
Shane Wilson is an ordained Buddhist minister and a former Theravada monk. He has been teaching and leading shorter retreats in the Mesa Arizona area for the past ten years. He has practiced with Western and Asian teachers from a variety of traditions in the US, China, and Thailand. He is the author: Meditation, The Great Teacher, the practice of going within, and Minding the Breath, meditation techniques of the anapanasati.
The Retreat will begin with dinner at 6:30 PM, Friday, December 30st, followed by the formal opening at 8:00 PM. The retreat will end after lunch Monday, January 2nd. All meals (vegetarian) will be provided. Single and double rooms are available.
There are hiking trails and open woods in the area. The accommodations are very comfortable and quite. You will want to bring a sitting cushion and pad for meditation and your personal items. The retreat will be held in silence to facilitate the practice of going within.
Cost: $270 shared accommodations or $380 private room. Fees cover the operating costs of the retreat and meals. Free-will donations in support of the teacher are requested at the end of the retreat.
You must register by December 26th. This is important for facility preparation and meal planning.
"I hope you can join us, these retreat are a wonderful way to great the new year!" - Shane
Four Day-Weekend Meditation Retreat, Dec 30 - January 2, 2016-17
$270.00 Shared accommodations $380.00 Private Room
The Merritt Center Payson, AZ
Sponsored By The Meditation Learning Center Information: Call Shane Wilson 480-513-7747 or email Shane@meditationlearningcenter.com / www.meditationlearningcenter.com
Retreat with Shane Wilson
The Meditation Learning Center 1030 West 9th Street, Mesa Az, 85201
The Merit Center is located at : 99 W Haught Rd, Star Valley, AZ (928) 474-4268 East of Payson Arizona For further diving directions go to http://www.merrttcenter.org
From the Phoenix. Cross the city to Country Club Road (Highway 87), turn north (left). Take Highway 87 about 65 miles to Payson's first stop light at the Matzatzal Casino. Continue to the fourth traffic light, Highway 260, turn east (right). Take Highway 260 for 3 miles and look for Valley Rd. and the Merritt Lodge signs on the left. Turn left on Valley Road and continue for .2 miles to Haught Road, turn left (look for the Merritt Center signs; The retreat center is the third property on the left.
Refunds: Cancellations can receive a full refund up to 36 hours prior to the start of the retreat. After 36 hours (December, 29th, 6:30am) we can no longer offer a refund due to retreat costs and reservations. Please keep this in mind.