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February 2019

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: Uposatha Day Practice with Steve Katona 6:30am-5pm

February 19, 2019 @ 6:30 am - 5:00 pm

New Moon practice with Steve Katona is CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.

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May 2019

The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Women’s Residential Retreat facilitated by Valerie Roth (OFF-SITE)

May 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - May 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Albuquerque Norbertine Abbey and Community, 5825 Coors Blvd SW
Albuquerque, 87121 United States
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“Anicca vatta sankhara” - all things are impermanent. This phrase begins one of the suttas in the Dhammapada. The Buddha emphasized the importance of bringing awareness to the truth of impermanence.  With a combination of sitting, walking and dharma talks, this retreat offers an opportunity for us all to allow greater awareness of this basic characteristic of our experience as human beings, which is one of the doorways to liberation. As we grow in our understanding of impermanence (uncertainty, inconstancy,…

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June 2019

Daylong Retreat with ERIN TREAT, June 8

June 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

During this daylong retreat, we will explore how practicing with a receptive form of metta (loving-kindness) allows us to cultivate a heart of goodwill and non-hatred.  With this quality of receptive non-hatred, we open more easily to embodied experience and become able to investigate directly the nature of our experience rather than push it away. This in turn allows us to respond to the challenges we face both internally and externally in a way that brings forth natural resilience and…

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Awakening Metta through Meditative Practice: A Daylong Retreat with DaeJa Napier

June 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Buddha taught metta; lovingkindness as a complimentary practice to Insight Meditation (Vipassana). Working together, they serve to awaken powerful healing energies that brighten and lift the mind to increasing levels of well-being - from which compassion, appreciative-joy and equanimity flow like a gentle river into our everyday lives.The practice of metta is a journey to the center of the heart. Whether cultivating metta in daily life or in retreat, it offers protection from being caught in an adversarial view…

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Looking More Deeply into our Individual Experience of Metta: Discussion and Inquiry with DaeJa Napier (1-4PM)

June 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

DaeJa Napier is the founding and guiding teacher of the Brahma-Vihara Foundation. She teaches Vipassana meditation with an emphasis on the cultivation of the four Brahma Viharas: loving kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity. She has been practicing and studying in various Buddhist traditions since 1974. Her root teacher is the late Zen Master Seung Sahn. Her practice continues to be enriched through intensive practice under the guidance of Asian and Western teachers including Sayadaw U Pandita, Pa Auk Sayadaw and…

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Finding Balance: A Daylong Retreat with Kathryn Turnipseed

June 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join Kathryn for a day of practice to bring awareness to the potential for clarity and inner freedom in the midst of the ‘worldly winds.’ Whether you find your balance challenged by the demands and stresses of family, work, or the injustices besetting our world, find your way back to center and into balance.This silent day of practice will focus on cultivating awareness in the midst of challenge. As we deepen into inner freedom we invite the feelings of calm,…

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July 2019

Finding Freedom through Insight Meditation: A Non-Residential Retreat with Brian Lesage

July 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - July 21, 2019 @ 3:15 pm

This retreat offers the unique opportunity to practice Insight Meditation—a simple and direct practice based on moment-to-moment awareness, a technique that opens the heart and clears the mind. We will practice continuous mindfulness in silence through sitting and walking meditation. Freed from much of the daily barrage of stimulus that draws our attention outward, we delve deeply inward. Learning to be aware of our experience from a place of stillness and equanimity allows us to see more clearly; and as…

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November 2019

Meditation Gathering and Dharma Talk with Erin Treat

November 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

AIMC is pleased to welcome our Guiding Teacher, Erin Treat, for a meditation gathering and dharma talk. Erin currently serves as a guiding teacher for Albuquerque Insight Meditation Center. She is also the guiding teacher of Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center, and sits on the Spirit Rock Teacher Council. She serves as resident teacher and board member at the Durango Dharma Center. Her approach to sharing the dharma is influenced by her love of wild nature, her passionate commitment to serving…

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Daylong Retreat with Erin Treat: The Gift of Wise Attention

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

According to Buddhist wisdom, the dharma—the natural truth that holds each of our lives—is visible here and now, timeless, and to be realized by the wise. The truth is not something magical or remote. It is accessible through our direct experience, and mindfulness is what helps us see what is true in each moment with clarity and focus. During this daylong retreat, we will cultivate a wakeful and receptive heart as we turn toward the nature of awareness, drawing specifically…

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January 2020

The Power of Stillness & Presence: a Retreat with Brian Lesage

January 10 @ 6:30 pm - January 12 @ 3:30 pm

At the still point of the turning world…Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is… –T.S. Eliot Registrants are asked commit for all three days to derive maximum benefit. Friday, Jan 10 6:30 - 8:00pm Saturday, Jan 11 9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday, Jan 12 9:00am - 3:15pm This retreat offers the unique opportunity to practice continuous mindfulness in sitting and walking meditation throughout the day. In the silence, we are freed from much of the daily…

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