The topic for the retreat is ‘Releasing Resistance to This Moment’:
Much if not all of Dharma practice revolves around our resistance to this moment. Through mindfulness and meditative inquiry, we see directly both the cause of suffering, and its release. In doing so, we encounter patterns of identification and reactivity within our bodies, our emotions, and our thoughts. From the heart of compassion and wisdom, we invite a deep understanding of the nature of this resistance and its fundamental release. The day will flow through sitting and walking meditation periods, dharma talks, dyads, and dialogue.
The day will commence at 9.00am and finish at 4.30pm, with a brief break for lunch. Tim will guide us through a series of sitting and walking meditations, interspersed with dharma talks. The teachings are offered freely and retreat participants may wish to acknowledge this generosity through making a gift of dana to the teacher.
There is a retreat registration fee of $15 to cover costs, which can be paid on the day. (Please note, no one will be turned away for inability to pay; please pay what you can.)
Register through our DOM page or email us with questions. Chairs, tea and dishes are provided; bring your own meditation supports and lunch. Registrants are asked to hold the intention to remain until the end of the retreat to preserve and foster the group dynamic.
The retreat will take place at the Friends Meeting House, corner of 19th and Sheridan Streets in Port Townsend.
Tim is a Guiding Teacher at SIMS and member of the Board of Directors. Tim began practicing Insight Meditation in 1996 and has taught meditation since 2006 under the guidance of Rodney Smith. Tim is currently in the four-year Teacher Training through Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Society. He has also completed the two-year Dedicated Practitioner Program.