Supporting Self and Others through Mindfulness and Kindness

February 3 - 6, 2022
online via Zoom

Please join us!

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February 3 - 6, 2022
online via Zoom

Please join us!

The Hong Kong Insight Meditation Society (HKIMS) invites you for a four-day online retreat at the beginning of the year of the tiger in the Chinese calendar.

2021 was a year of global lock-down as the result of the pandemic. Among the Asia countries, we expect similar situations in 2022, where families and friends are separated, economics are tough while we live under the shadow of Covid-19.  The following questions will be investigated during our retreat.

How do we live through this difficult time without seeing the light in the end of the tunnel?

How do we live with a balanced mind and support each other with the teachings of the Buddha ?

In this retreat, we will study, explore and practice Insight Meditation silently and relationally using the teachings in Sedaka sutta (aka. The Bamboo Acrobat Sutta, SN 47.19). We will also explore how by supporting oneself, we support others, and vice versa.

Join Elizabeth Faria and Jessica Mui for this four-day Insight Dialogue online retreat.

There will be different types of group practice sessions. It is mandatory that you join all the Insight Dialogue and Dharma talk sessions. Your participation in all the other group sessions are also highly recommended as your schedule allows.

1.  Insight Dialogue Practice (Mandatory): Here, we will work through the Six Guidelines of Insight Dialogue, practicing together in dyads (pairs) to explore the guidelines themselves while contemplating key aspects of the Buddha’s teachings

2.  Dharma talk, Sitting and Q&A (Mandatory): The late afternoon talk will give an overview of silent and relational meditation and how they work together to support a fully integrated path of practice.

3.  Silent Sitting and Walking meditation sessions: group sessions where noted, otherwise individual silent practice on your own.