Finding Refuge in Our Practice
A refuge is a place that provides shelter and protection from distress. Using sitting and walking meditation we’ll strengthen the capacity to focus our attention on the breath, allowing the mind to quiet .We can then begin to observe and simply be with whatever arises in the present moment – without reacting or judging. This calm, non-judgmental acceptance is a place of refuge and can give us a deep sense of peace in our daily lives.
Our practice is just that – practice. During this silent retreat we’ll practice in a safe and supportive environment. We will be in person and socially distanced and anyone who feels inclined, is welcome to wear a mask. This half-day retreat is appropriate for both beginners and experienced practitioners. Meditation instructions will be given, and there will be an opportunity for questions and comments.
Join us to co-create a time of refuge and renewal.
Mats and cushions will be provided or you can bring your own. Please dress in layers and for comfort.
For additional information or questions, contact Clyde Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register on the IMCC website: IMCCharlotte.org.
$25 or Student Rate $15 with student ID
In our Insight Meditation tradition, your teacher is not paid and offers their time freely, out of a love of the Dharma. Dana (generosity) from the participants – out of gratitude for the teachings and the teacher – is optional. Your registration fees are utilized for facility rentals, scholarships and other sangha related expenses.