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Online (Zoom) Retreat: Exploring the Factors of Awakening

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - February 18 @ 11:30 am

Please join us for this

Online 5-Day Insight Meditation Retreat 

Theme: Exploring the Factors of Awakening

With: Jim Bedard (Varindo) and Eric Berger (Jasudo)
Chris Freypons and Upasika Eleanor assisting

Tuesday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m.  to  Saturday, February 18 at 11:30 a.m.
Attend full time or part time.

Cultivating the Factors of Awakening (also called: The 7 Factors of Enlightenment) is an important aspect of Dhamma practice and as such requires dedication and commitment. Once cultivated they become the expression of Awakening in our lives.
The rewards are beyond description.

As much as possible we would like this retreat to resemble an in-person residential retreat. So, in that light:

  1. We encourage you to leave your video camera on during group meditation and Dharma Talks so others will know you are present in support. It is not necessary to sit facing the computer. Feel free to sit further back or facing another direction (profile) if you like. However, facing the camera during Dhamma talks is a sign of respectful attention for the teachers and other participants.
  2. However, if you are uncomfortable leaving your camera on, please feel welcome to attend the retreat with video camera off.
  3. If you are attending full time, please attend all sittings or send us an email to explain why you cannot attend a sitting or Dhamma talk. The same would apply during an in-person retreat.
  4. If you are attending part-time (morning and evenings) please commit to a schedule and stay with it.
  5. All sittings for this retreat are limited to those who register. If you wish to attend Tuesday night (and perhaps other evenings) and/or Saturday morning only, you will need to register. (see below.)


Tuesday, February 14:
7:00 – 8:45 pm    Meditation and Dharma Talk

Wednesday to Friday:
7:30 – 8:30 am     Silent Meditation
8:30 – 9:00 am     Walking Meditation
9:00 – 9:50 am     Meditation w/guidance

12:00 –1:00 pm    Meditation w/guidance
1:00 – 1:45 pm     Walking Meditation
1:45 – 2:30 pm     Informal group Meditation
2:30 – 4:00 pm     Yoga/Walking Meditation
4:00 – 4:50 pm     Metta Meditation

7:00 – 8:45 pm     Meditation and Dharma Talk

Saturday, February 18:
7:30 –  8:30 am    Group silent Meditation
8:30 –  9:00 am    Walking Meditation
9:00 –  9:50 am    Group Meditation
10:00 – 10:30 am  Walking Meditation
10:30 – 11:30 am   Group Meditation
11:30       Close and Return of Merit


Suggested Registration Fee:

Regular:                   $80.00
SIMT Supporter:       $ 60.00

Part-time attendance and Scholarship: Please make a donation according to your attendance and financial situation.

(A link for this retreat will be sent to everyone who registers.)

Scholarship donations in the amount that you feel is appropriate to your financial situation are also gratefully appreciated.
Your registration (donation) will help us to continue to offer Dharma teachings.
SIMT will offer a percentage of your donation to support our teachers.

Dhamma practice is a truly beneficial gift that we offer, not only to ourselves, but also to our troubled world.  The deeper the commitmentthe greater the benefits.


February 14 @ 7:00 pm
February 18 @ 11:30 am
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