Kim Allen hosted a sandwich retreat on January 31 – February 6, 2021 that was co-sponsored by AIMC and the Santa Fe Vipassana Sangha. The format was daylong meetings on the initial and final days with evening talks during the week. On Thursday of the retreat (February 4) Kim gave the dharma talk for AIMC’s regular Thursday night meeting. Below are the flyer for the retreat, all of the 25 audio recordings for the retreat, and the slides Kim showed.

Retreat flyer: here

Sunday, January 31

1 – Welcome and Refuges/Precepts

Slide: Refuges & Precepts
 

2 – Introduction to the Citta

 

3 – Meditation 1 – Direct Experience and Discursive Thought

 

4 – Thoughts of the Heart

 

5 – Meditation 2 – Energy Level and Thought

 

6 – Meditation 3 – Checking the Attitude

 

7 – Development of the Citta and Q&A

 

Monday, February 1

1 – Guided Meditation – Metta Radiation

Slide: Metta Sutta
 

2 – Metta Reflections and Q&A

 

Tuesday, February 2

1 – Guided Meditation – Compassion Radiation

 

2 – Compassion Reflections and Q&A

 

Wednesday, February 3

1 – Guided Meditation – Appreciative Joy

 

2 – Joy – Reflections and Q&A

 

Thursday, February 4 (AIMC Thursday evening meeting)

Thinking in the Service of Awakening

Slide: The Seven Factors of Awakening
Slide: Cultivation of the Seven Factors of Awakening
 

Friday, February 5

1 – Guided Meditation – Equanimity

 

2 – Equanimity Reflections and Q&A

 

Saturday, February 6

1 – Review of Citta

 

2 – Meditation 4 – Samadhi

 

3 – Meditation 5 – Wholeheartedness

 

4 – Citta and Manas

 

5 – Liberation of the Heart – Cetovimutti

 

6 – Meditation 6 – The Space of Awareness

 

7 – Meditation 7 – Following the Heart

 

8 – Cultivation, Already Awake, and Trust

 

9 – Final Q&A and Retreat Close