Free Friday night Talk and Meditation
Saturday and Sunday: Meditation Retreat
Participants in this retreat will learn several Buddhist meditation practices which have been shown to improve the capacity to increase happiness, manage stress more effectively, and interact more wisely and kindly with the people in their lives.
The Wings to Awakening, balancing wisdom and compassion.
Just as a bird cannot fly with only one wing, so our practice cannot take flight without the wings of cultivating the wisdom of understanding life the way it is, and the opening of the heart that is compassion.
With Terry Furstenau and Joe McCormack
During this weekend retreat, we will explore the practices of wisdom and compassion, and offer specific practices for the cultivation of both of these. The retreat will consist of alternating periods of sitting meditation and walking meditation, as well as meditation instruction and dharma talks. There will also be opportunities to discuss your meditation and daily life dharma practice with the teachers.
FREE Public Talk/Meditation
Friday, September 14: 7:00-8:45 p.m.
Vipassana Meditation Retreat
Saturday, Sept.15: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 16: 8:30 a.m.-noon
NOTE: Please bring a vegetarian sack lunch on Saturday.
Location for both talk and retreat: EBS Meditation Hall
Retreat cost: There is a sliding scale based on ability to pay.
Minimum amount is $70. Suggested amount is $120.
Scholarships: To request a scholarship, please email EBSRetreat@gmail.com.
If paying by check, please make your check out to the Ecumenical Buddhist Society and indicate Vipassana Retreat. Mail your payment to:
Ecumenical Buddhist Society
ATTN: Vipassana Retreat
PO Box 561
Little Rock, AR 72203
About the Teachers:
Terry Furstenau has been a member of the Show Me Dharma sangha since 2001 and on the teachers council since 2004. He has led Insight Dialogue and Dharma Contemplation groups for the sangha. 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 practice insight meditation since 1995. He has been a member of the Show Me Dharma Teachers Council since 2002. Joe leads an insight meditation group and has taught insight meditation to prison inmate since 1998. His teachers include Ginny Morgan, Phil Jones, and Matthew Flickstein. In his dharma instruction, Joe draws from Theravada Buddhist teachings, Zen and Dzogchen practice, Advaita teachings, and the Diamond Approach.