Natural Wisdom and Compassion
With Alexis Santos and Steve Armstrong
September 1 - 8, 2017
During this weeklong retreat, we will explore and cultivate the practice of awareness that leads to liberation and well-being. There will be an emphasis on understanding “how to practice” as taught by Sayadaw U Tejaniya. When the mind is supported by skillful knowledge and is unclouded by confusion, greed or negativity, reality is accurately recognized. We see that everything that appears is the natural display of impersonal conditions giving rise to their lawful effect. In the ease of noticing our own experience, moment by moment, the natural wisdom and compassion of the mind can blossom.
In support of this relaxed, continuity of awareness, the retreat schedule will include periods of self-directed practice. Retreatants will have an opportunity to follow their own rhythm of sitting and walking practice. It is through this relaxed, yet steadying awareness, that we come to understand the way things are.
This course is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned meditators.
About the Teachers
Alexis Santos has practiced insight meditation in India, Burma and the US since 2001, including several years as a Buddhist monk in Burma. A long-time student of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, Alexis’ teaching emphasizes knowing the mind through a natural and relaxed continuity. He brings a practical, intuitive and compassionate approach to the development of wisdom and […]Learn more about Alexis Santos
Steve Armstrong began his dhamma practice in 1975 with senior Western teachers Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg and Jack Kornfield. After 10 years of retreats and service, he travelled to Burma where he ordained for five years as the Buddhist monk, U Buddharakkhita, and practiced intensive vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness) at the Mahasi Meditation Center […]Learn more about Steve Armstrong