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Resting in Possibility—Meditation Immersion

with Marisa Viola
Friday - Tuesday,
July 12 - 16, 2024

Workshop Fee: $1,020 all inclusive

There are many ways to meditate, but rest is always at the heart of our practice. The more we practice, the more we come to understand rest as a state that is available to us, even through the ups and downs of our everyday lives. We touch on this as we begin to loosen up our resistance. 


During our time together, we won’t aim to fix or improve ourselves, but to rest deeply with all we're experiencing and to recognize that beauty. In rest we will process, integrate, and imagine. You may find that much more is possible than your habitual mind perceives.


This meditation experience will be held in partial silence. Our main practice will be shamatha or breath meditation, with periods of somatic meditation. Each day will offer time for meditation, creative work, and communing with nature. Evenings will include Dharma talks and Q&A sessions.


Marisa Viola has been meditating and studying Buddhism since 2008. She took Refuge and Boddhisattva vows in the Tibetan Buddhist Gelugpa tradition with Venerable Robina Courtin and has had the good fortune to study with Venerable Thich Nhat Hahn and many great teachers of various lineages. She began teaching in 2013 after completing The Interdependence Project's Immersion and Teacher Training program with Ethan Nichtern.


Marisa has taught in hospitals, prisons, monasteries, corporations, and universities. As a senior teacher at MNDFL in NYC, she taught thousands of classes and in their training and mentoring program. She currently teaches at Shantigar Online and at The Open Heart Project, where she serves as the community liaison. Marisa is also available for one-on-one teaching. 

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