Mark Nunberg
Insight Meditation Retreat

We are very pleased to announce that Mark Nunberg will lead a meditation retreat March17–19, 2017, at Holy Wisdom Monastery in Madison, WI.

as of 2-3-17:This retreat is currently full , but we do have a waiting list and because of cancellations people on the wait list often do get in to the retreat. So if you are interested, we encourage to sign up now so you are higher on the wait list.

The theme of the retreat will be Wholehearted Engagement Without Attachment. The quietude and inner investigation of retreat practice can seem out of place when our world and our life seem to be asking for a wholehearted engagement. However, it is the safety and quiet of retreat practice where we uncover the wisdom that frees the heart from habits of attachment, anger, and fear. It is this freedom from reactivity that allows the heart to meet all the joys and sorrows in and around us with wisdom and love. What the world needs is exactly the same as what our own hearts need—understanding how to be intimate, caring, responsive, and unburdened by the very real suffering in the world. This is the liberation that we all seek and this is the work of retreat practice.

The retreat will be suitable for both beginning and experienced students of meditation. It will include daily Dhamma talks, guided awareness and compassion meditations, mindful qigong sessions, and opportunities for small group and individual practice interviews. Sitting meditation periods will alternate with periods of walking meditation throughout each day. The retreat will be held in silence except for instructions, question-and-answer periods, interviews, and Dhamma talks.

The retreat will be nonresidential, with a residential option for a limited number of practitioners. Holy Wisdom Monastery offers a beautiful and peaceful setting for this wonderful practice opportunity.

Registration fees cover teacher transportation, room (for residential retreatants), simple vegetarian meals (lunch and dinner for all and breakfast for residents), and other retreat expenses. The cost for nonresidents is $175; the cost for residents is $275 for a double room and $325 for a single. In keeping with Theravada Buddhist tradition, there is no charge for the teachings; however, a donation (dāna) to the teacher is encouraged.

To register for the retreat, complete the registration form. Early registration is encouraged to ensure a spot. Financial assistance is available through our retreat scholarship program.

Two retreat spaces will be held in reserve for persons of color, and two for young people (32 or younger) until March 3. If you would like to be considered for one of these spots, we encourage you to apply by checking the appropriate box on the registration form; a reserved spot may still be available even if our website says the retreat is full.

For a sample of Mark Nunberg’s teachings, see our current newsletter, orsample any of his 780 talks available free of charge on the Dharma Seed website

Cost

The retreat will be nonresidential, with a residential option for a limited number of practitioners. The cost for nonresidents is $175; the cost for residents is $275 for a double room and $325 for a single. Registration fees cover teacher transportation, room (for residential retreatants), simple vegetarian meals (lunch and dinner for all and breakfast for residents), and other retreat expenses. In keeping with Theravada Buddhist tradition, there is no charge for the teachings; however, a donation (dāna) to the teacher is encouraged.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance is available through our retreat scholarship program. Individuals may receive scholarships multiple times. Please ask if you need assistance. Contact Ann at registrar.madvip@yahoo.com or (608) 843-7531 to discuss how we can help.

Special needs

To inquire about special situations, contact Ann at registrar.madvip@yahoo.com or (608) 843-7531. Please note that we are unable to accommodate special dietary needs.

Ride sharing

To request or offer rides to and from Holy Wisdom Monastery, contact Chris at Cbkeenan44@gmail.com or (716) 997-9361.

Registration

Early registration is encouraged. Registration is on a space-available basis and must include the registration form on the next page and a check to reserve your spot. Confirmation will be by email and will provide information on the facility, driving directions, and recommendations on what to bring. If the retreat is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Those on the waiting list who do not get a spot will receive a full refund. For questions about registration, contact Ann at registrar.madvip@yahoo.com or (608) 843-7531.

Reserved spaces for persons of color & young people

Two retreat spaces will be held in reserve for persons of color, and two for young people (32 or younger) until March 3. If you would like to be considered for one of these spots, we encourage you to apply by checking the appropriate box on the registration form; a reserved spot may still be available even if our website says the retreat is full.

Cancellation and refund policy

All cancellations are subject to a nonrefundable $50 fee. Cancellations received on or before February 17 will be refunded the retreat fee less $50. Refunds, less $50, will be given to those canceling after February 17 only if there is another person wanting to register for the retreat.

To register

Send the registration form AND a check for the full amount (payable to Madison Vipassana, Inc.) to:

Madison Vipassana, Inc.
c/o Ann Varda
1724 Hoyt St.
Madison, WI 53726


Madison Vipassana, Inc. 2017