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Group Practice (Public)

Each weekly session provides group support for one's personal meditation practice and includes a guided meditation, in-depth exploration of a meditation topic, and time for group questions and discussion. The benefits of community and shared learning are a hallmark of each weekly session. This weekly meditation session is entirely donation based (in the tradition of dana).

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Satipaṭṭhāna Study Group (Full)

This course is a meditation-based exploration of the Satipaṭṭhāna, a 2,500 year old foundational Buddhist meditation teaching. Satipaṭṭhāna is a systematic exploration of establishing mindfulness and cultivating insight. The Buddha taught Satipaṭṭhāna as the direct path to a fully liberated heart and mind. He was abundantly clear about this. The Buddha begins and ends the teaching by saying:

Practitioner, this is the direct path for the purification of beings, for the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of dukkha and discontent, for acquiring the true method, for the realization of Nibbāna, namely, the four satipaṭṭhānas.

The text has the meditator explore four ways to establish mindfulness.

This course will be an exploration of Bhikkhu Analyo's approach to Satipaṭṭhāna, as outlined in his most recent book, Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide.

For more information on the structure of this course, please visit the course website here.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to the facilitators by emailing minneapolis.insight@gmail.com.

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Daylong Meditation Retreat

Daylong meditation retreats are an opportunity to set aside the demands of life and focus fully on practice for a dedicated period of time. This enables us to practice deeply and develop continuity of mindfulness, and can be a great source of inspiration to our greater meditation practices and daily lives.


Cultivating Continuity of Mindfulness

Daylong Meditation Retreat Saturday, December 12, 9am - 4pm

This daylong meditation retreat will focus on cultivating continuity of mindfulness in both our practice and daily lives. The retreat will draw from the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha’s foundational discourse on establishing mindfulness and cultivating insight. The morning practice periods will emphasize mindfulness of the body and settling the mind. The afternoon will emphasize mindfulness of the mind and practicing with the five hindrances of meditation practice.

The retreat will offer multiple modes of practice to support continuity of mindfulness, and will be suitable for those with no retreat practice as well as those who have sat many silent retreats. The day will alternate sitting and walking/movement practice, with some guided practice and plenty of silence.

To participate in all aspects of the retreat, it will be helpful to have a comfortable place to sit as well as somewhere for walking practice (outdoors or indoors, look to be able to take 10 to 15 paces before turning around). Additionally, we encourage maintaining silence throughout the retreat; however, if life demands minor communication with your family or roommates during the day, that too will be an opportunity to practice mindfulness. There will be one hour for lunch at midday--preparing something simple in advance can help avoid too much work during this time.

The retreat is offered freely by Jean Haley, Alex Meyers, and Benjamin Hohl of Minneapolis Insight. All donations will support the Minneapolis Insight community. This will be a remote retreat conducted via Zoom; the link will be sent to your email after you register.

If you have any questions, please reach out at minneapolis.insight@gmail.com. We look forward to practicing in community with you.