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Equanimity & Balance retreat with Insight Chicago

May 3 - May 6

Maintaining an even keel in rough seas, letting go of bias and reactivity, and cultivating a relaxed engagement with life are aspects of practice gathered under the name of ‘equanimity.’ Emotional balance and non-reactivity are crucial for deeper meditation practice. They allow us to be with difficult situations and people, as well as our own inner challenges. Tracing the relationship of equanimity with other foundational teachings will help us to find our way of grounding practice in daily realities. Please join us for 4 days of exploring how equanimity weaves through Buddha’s Way.

Specific meditation practices for cultivating equanimity will supplement standard mindfulness teachings. This retreat will take place in noble silence and simplicity. There will be ample opportunity for sitting meditation, walking midst the Port’s pleasant and forested grounds, personal reflection, and journaling. Talks will explore the themes of the retreat and small groups will meet with Santikaro concerning practice questions.

This retreat provides a quiet, safe space for focused meditation and contemplative practice. A sangha of similarly intentioned friends accompanies and supports each of us. Wholesome vegetarian food is served.

Register for the retreat here.


May 3
May 6
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Insight Chicago Meditation Community


Portiuncula Center
9263 West St. Francis Road
Frankfort, IL 60423 United States
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