Saturday, October 30, 2021

9:00 am - 12:45 pm ET

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Joy and happiness in our practice are like the favorable winds for sailboats that propel them in the desired direction. In the “Mindfulness of Breathing” discourse (Anapanasati) we are given specific instructions on how to arrive at joy and happiness, and how to cultivate them in order to move towards knowledge and liberation.

 In this half-day retreat, join Andrea Castillo as we explore the arising of joy and happiness, and the nurturing of these states once present, through guided and silent meditations, a Dharma talk, dialogue, and participatory exercises.

All are welcome. This program is offered live and will not be recorded.

About the Teacher

Andrea Castillo

Andrea Castillo has practiced Insight Meditation since 1998. Her teachers have been Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella. Andrea has taught Dharma in Spanish at the Insight Meditation Center since 2011, and offers residential retreats in the US and Latin America. She completed a Ph.D. in the Humanities at Stanford University in 2009. Andrea is a graduate of the Sati Center Chaplaincy Training Program, the Dharma Mentoring Training Program, and the Local Dharma Leaders taught by Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella. Presently she is part of the Insight Meditation Society’s Teacher Training Program.

Choose Your Enrollment Rate

As one part of our ongoing effort to expand access to the teachings of the Buddha, all IMS Online programs feature sliding scale registration fees and the opportunity to self-select a low cost scholarship rate. No-fee enrollment is available for those who request a fee-waiver via email.