Insight Meditation Community of Lewes welcomes returning Buddhist meditation teacher Jon Waterman for an evening Dharma talk Friday, Jan. 31, and full-day meditation retreat Saturday, Feb. 1, on its 2014 topic, The Eightfold Path to Skillful Living.
The Dharma (Buddhist teachings) talk followed by discussion and refreshments will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Friday at St. Peter’s Parish Hall in Lewes. On Saturday the meditation retreat will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lewes Senior Center Banquet Hall. A Dharma talk, sitting and walking meditation, vegetarian lunch, light stretching and focused movement will be followed by open discussion. Non, beginning and experienced meditators are all welcome to attend this weekend of learning to be more present with oneself in the new year.
Waterman began practicing yoga and meditation while teaching martial arts in the early '70s, with a concentration, since 1994, on Buddhist insight meditation. His workshops and retreats focus on strengthening continuity of present-moment awareness by combining mindful movement, insight dialogue and meditation techniques. Waterman has a personal coaching practice and is a founding partner of Mind Body Health Associates, a group dedicated to bringing applied mindfulness, via Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programs, to hospitals, universities and the workplace. He has been leading stress management programs in the Maryland Department of Corrections since 2000.
St. Peter's Episcopal Parish Hall is at 211 Mulberry St. near Second Street in Lewes. The suggested donation for Friday’s talk is $10. The Lewes Senior Center Banquet Hall is north of Five Points just west of the Nassau Bridge. Suggested retreat donation is $45, which includes lunch. Chairs are provided, and attendees should bring their favorite floor cushions or blankets.