Inquiry: Cultivating Meditative Practices Series

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Stan Eisenstein

7/6/2021 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (Tuesdays, weekly. ET/U.S. & Canada)  at  Online via Zoom (Virtual) (Map It)

Inquiry: Cultivating Meditative Practices to Find Freedom from Suffering

Tuesdays, July 6-August 24

Daylong, August 14, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The process of Inquiry allows us to discover and release from subconscious programming that keeps us stuck and suffering. We all carry conditioning, automatic reactions to buried beliefs and hurts. This conditioning, if left unexplored, limits our capacity to live fully and freely. Inquiry practices use meditative techniques to help us to uncover this subconscious programming and begin the process of healing and release.

The practice of Inquiry is an art, and yet there are skills and orientations that can be learned to help make the process more effective and efficient. This course is designed to offer a variety of tools to help in the development of an inquiry practice. The course will be a mix of guided meditations (recorded and available for practice), experiential exercises, short talks, and inquiry practice, both individually and in pairs.

Topics

  • Why Inquiry is Valuable
  • Using Meditation as an Experiment
  • Cultivating Self-Kindness and Working with the Inner Critic
  • Inquiry and Trauma – Caveats and Skillful Means
  • How the Body Aids in Inquiry
  • How we Identify and Work with Emotion (with a special discussion on Anger)
  • Recognizing Patterns of Thought 
  • The Importance of Allowing, and Inviting Discomfort to Tea
  • Resourcing, and How to Deal With Moments of Overwhelm
  • Investigation – How to Gradually Deepen Awareness
  • Investigating Deeply-Held Beliefs
  • Working with Old Hurts and Wounds
  • Forgiveness
  • Healing through Reparenting
  • Working with Imagery
  • Interpersonal Inquiry

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Note: Because this is an online retreat, participants are encouraged to find space of relative quiet, limiting the amount of interaction with others in the environment as much as possible. Participants may join by internet or via phone. 

Participants will be given the Zoom link in the registration confirmation email and again via email the week before the course begins.

How do I get on a Zoom class?

Mindfulness Online: What it is Like to Participate in Retreats, Workshops, Courses and Classes via Video Conference, by Stan Eisenstein

Registration

The base offering covers direct expenses for this event, including support for the teacher. Your payment at the two higher levels includes a tax-deductible donation to the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW).

Scholarships

Scholarships are available. To apply, please email the retreat manager before registering. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.

IMCW Refund Policy

If you cancel more than two weeks before the start of the event, your payment will be refunded minus a $15 administrative fee. IMCW cannot offer refunds for cancellations made fewer than 2 weeks before the beginning of the event. It may take 5-7 days for the refund to show in your account. 

Late Registration

Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the day before the retreat. To request late registration, please email the retreat manager to check if there are still openings.

IMCW aspires to create a safe, supportive community. We welcome everyone with an interest in meditation, regardless of identity, orientation or background. 

Fees:

Base fee:$400.00
Mid-level:$525.00
Sponsor:$650.00

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