One-Month Spring Hermitage
|April 4, 2014||to||May 2, 2014|
A unique opportunity for experienced Dharma practitioners to enter a supportive space of solitude and silence for intensive, independent meditation practice. Vipassana, Brahma Vihara, and Concentration guidance available.
The Mountain Hermitage is now taking applications from experienced practitioners for the annual 2014 One-Month Spring Hermitage. The guiding teacher will offer support to Hermitage yogis through regular Dharma talks and private interviews. Individual daily practice schedule is flexible. In consultation with the teacher, students decide upon a course of practice that may be directed specifically towards Vipassana/Insight, Brahma Vihara, Samatha/Concentration practice, or some combination of the three.
Marcia Rose lives in Taos, NM. She is the founding and guiding teacher of the Mountain Hermitage. She has been studying and practicing Buddhist teachings and meditation with Asian and Western teachers since 1970, primarily in the Theravada-Vipassana (Path of the Elders) tradition. Her own teaching reflects a clear influence from the Burmese Mahasi Vipassana and Pa-Auk Forest Monastery lineages. Marcia was resident teacher for staff at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, MA from 1991-1995. She continues teaching at IMS as an occasional visiting teacher and is also a regular visiting teacher at the Forest Refuge, in Barre, MA. Marcia also teaches Vipassana, Brahma Vihara and Concentration retreats in other US and international venues, and is dedicated to offering these ancient and timeless teachings in ways that make them accessible and authentic for contemporary culture.
The 2014 One-Month Spring Hermitage will be held at the historic San Geronimo Lodge, in Taos, New Mexico. Yogis will have exclusive use of this beautiful building and grounds, which provide the privacy, quiet, and sense of harmony that is most conducive to intensive practice. Space is limited to 20 yogis – application is necessary.
Partial Scholarship Funds Available
Low-income people of color; people in service professions; and other Dharma students who otherwise could not afford to attend
No fee for monastics