ONLINE • Living in the Challenge Zone: An Insight Meditation Retreat
October 30–November 1, 2020
- $50.00 – Subsidized Tuition
- $100.00 – Standard Tuition
- $150.00 – Supporting Tuition
There’s a saying in India that “The world is like a grinding stone. It will either grind you up, or it will turn you into something beautiful.” In this unprecedented time generated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the many other powerful changes we’ve recently experienced, this aphorism takes on an entirely new level of meaning.
This online retreat is an invitation to quiet your mind, open your heart, and explore the ways in which the difficulties in our lives can become a curriculum for awakening when met with wisdom and compassion. Sitting and walking meditation practice will be the centerpiece of this weekend. There will be meditation instruction, dharma talks, experiential exercises, and opportunities for discussion. At this retreat, you will learn to turn disheartening “problems” into enlivening “challenges” and to celebrate the blessings of our imperfect lives.
About the Teacher
David Chernikoff began the study and practice of meditation in 1971 and started teaching insight meditation in 1988. His teaching has been influenced by senior teachers from the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock, Tibetan teachers with whom he studied during a 3-year stay in Nepal, and spiritual guides from other contemplative traditions, most notably Ram Dass, Father Thomas Keating, Zen teacher Yvonne Rand, and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. David taught psychology and meditation for many years at Naropa University. He currently serves as one of the guiding teachers of the Insight Meditation Community of Colorado and has a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. David teaches retreats and workshops throughout the U.S. Learn more at www.davidchernikoff.com