Weekend Meditation Retreat
with Marisa Viola
Friday - Sunday
June 12, 13 & 14
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We are undeniably connected to each other.


These days we are navigating a shared sense of isolation from a pandemic, and a turbulent world that has lost track of justice. While a meditation practice can't wipe our troubles away, it can give us space to cultivate the resilience to stay present, to remember what lies beyond our challenges, and to connect from an open heart.


That we are connected is a given. How we connect is our choice.


Every day will include talks, meditation and discussion. Practices will encompass breath meditation, contemplation and loving-kindness. All will be held gently.

Friday, June 12, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Saturday, June 13, noon - 3:00 pm EST

Sunday, June 14, noon - 3:00 pm EST


Cost: $149 or what you can, no one turned away for lack of funds

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Marisa Viola is a meditation teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. She has been practicing since 2008, and has taken Refuge and Boddhisattva vows in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition with Venerable Robina Courtin. She has studied with Venerable Thich Nhat Hahn, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and many great teachers of various lineages.


Marisa has taught caretakers in hospitals, inmates in prisons, employees of small businesses & major corporations, the LGBTQI+ community, students at MNDFL in NYC, artists at Shantigar, and one-on-one. With a background in theater and film,  she is interested in exploring the creative aspects of engaging with both the self and the world.