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Vipassana Retreat - Equanimity in Uncertain Times

  • Ecumenical Buddhist Society 1516 West 3rd Street Little Rock, AR, 72201 United States (map)

Friday September 16th to Sunday September 18th

Vipassana Retreat with Joe and Terry

In this weekend retreat, we will explore our responses and reactions to the changing conditions of life, and work to cultivate one quality that the Buddha offered as a means of opening to life as it unfolds—equanimity. Equanimity is the ability to meet the joys and sorrows in life with presence, openness, and spaciousness. During the weekend, there will be alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, and time for questions. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to have a conference with one of the teachers, to explore how the retreat is going for you, and how your meditation practice is unfolding in your life.

Friday, September 16, 7:30 p.m.
Free Public Talk
Location: EBS Main Meditation Hall

Vipassana Meditation Retreat
Saturday, Sept. 17, 8:30 a.m.,-5:30 p.m.
(Please bring a vegetarian sack lunch on Saturday.)
Sunday, Sept. 18, 8:30 a.m.- Noon
Location: EBS Main Meditation Hall

Cost: Sliding scale based on ability to pay.  Minimum amount is $70, suggested amount $120. Any amount over $70 is a tax deductible contribution to EBS. To request a scholarship, please contact

Registration: Email your name and address to register for this event to

Payment: Please mail your payment to EBS. Make your check out the Ecumenical Buddhist Society and indicate Vipassana Retreat. 
Mail checks to: 
Attn: Vipassana Retreat
Ecumenical Buddhist Society
PO Box 561
Little Rock, AR 72203

About the Instructors:

Terry Furstenau has been a member of the Show Me Dharma sangha since 2001 and the teachers council since 2004. He has served on the Board for 5 years. He has led Insight Dialogue and Dharma Contemplation groups for the sangha. He currently teaches the “Introduction to Meditation” classes for new and relatively new students. His teachings reflect retreat experience and study with Eastern and Western Vipassana teachers, Advaita Vedanta, Dzogchen, Insight Dialogue and the non-dual teachings of Adyashanti, Richard Miller and Matt Flickstein.

Joe McCormack has practiced insight meditation since 1995. He has been a member of the Show Me Dharma Teachers Council since 2002. Joe leads an insight meditation group in Jefferson City, and has taught insight meditation to prison inmates since 1998. His teachers include Ginny Morgan, Phil Jones, and Matthew Flickstein. In January 2008, he completed the Community Dharma Leader training program through Spirit Rock Meditation Center. In his dharma instruction, Joe draws from traditional Theravada Buddhist teachings, Zen and Dzogchen practice, Advaita teachings, and the Diamond Approach. He is also trained as a psychologist and practices psychotherapy in Jefferson City.

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Earlier Event: September 3
September Half-Day Sit
Later Event: September 20
Dirt! The Movie