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Insight Meditation, also known as Vipassana Meditation, is a simple technique that originated in the Buddha’s teachings more than 2,500 years ago.
Its practice teaches us in a gentle, consistent way to calm and steady our mind by grounding our attention in the present moment.
When our mind is calm, it is fit to look into itself and all of life with more openness and clarity. This clarity leads to insight, which frees us from our own reactive patterns.
Through discussion and periods of silent meditation, we learn sitting and walking meditation methods, how to pay attention to our breath and body, and how the power of present moment awareness can touch and transform our hearts and minds. Emphasis is placed on letting the lessons we learn support the quality of our awareness in all that we do while at Omega and beyond. An optional mindful yoga session is offered each day to bring more ease and aliveness into our meditation practice.
This retreat is paced to support beginners; however, all are welcome and encouraged to attend. It is appropriate for anyone interested in Insight Meditation and for helping professionals who want to use skills they learn with their clients.