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The Way of Insight: 5-day Silent Retreat


  • St. Francis Center for Renewal 395 Bridle Path Road Bethlehem, PA, 18017 United States (map)

Five-Day Retreat

This retreat is full - waitlist only.

During this five-day residential retreat, we’ll explore the practice of Insight Meditation as a way of deepening our understanding and learning to find balance and freedom within the flow of change.  We will emphasize developing an attitude of relaxation, kindness, and inquiry towards ourselves, and our moment to moment experience. As a residential course, this retreat provides a valuable opportunity to deepen the skills of awareness and to cultivate inner freedom.

This retreat is open to all levels of experience and will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, question & answer sessions, and guidance in Qi Gong. Participants are required to attend the entire retreat. 

St. Francis: About the Venue

Cost: $475 (double) - $575 (single)
Includes lodging & meals, lunch Wed - lunch Sunday.
Read more about donations on this retreat.

Assistant: Jozen Tamori Gibson

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Jozen Tamori Gibson began formal meditation practice in 2004 through Zen while living in Japan and Theravada practice in 2010. Currently the Director of Community and Youth Engagement with the Brooklyn Zen Center (BZC), he is certified in Mindfulness Facilitation through the Mindful Awareness Research Center, UCLA, and in 200-Hour Yoga and Wellness with Breathe for Change (RYS). Jozen is currently a participant in the Insight Meditation Society Dharma Teacher Training program. Jozen shares his path honoring the wisdom of all his teachers, highlighting his mother, Akimi, and his dharma root teacher, Pamela Weiss.

Earlier Event: July 19
Dharma Talk: Berkeley Insight