Insight Meditation Community of Lewes will welcome returning meditation teacher Larissa Kitenko Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, for an evening Dharma talk and full-day meditation retreat on the 2014 topic, Living the Eight-fold Path. Non, beginning and experienced meditators are all welcome.
Kitenko is the founder of The Easton Meditation Group and has been teaching mindfulness meditation throughout the Eastern Shore for many years. She is a longtime practitioner of Insight Meditation, studying and practicing Buddhism in the Theravadan tradition. She has completed the Community Dharma Leader Study Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California and considers Mary Grace Orr of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Tara Brach, PhD, Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C., to be her guiding teachers. She is also an associate chaplain for Shore Health System, Easton, Md.
On Friday, May 2 the Dharma (Buddhist Teachings) talk followed by discussion and refreshments will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Parish Hall in Lewes.
On Saturday, May 3, the mediation retreat will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lewes Senior Center Banquet Hall. The day will include a talk, “The Eightfold Path to Skillful Living”; sitting and walking meditation; discussion and a vegetarian lunch. If attendees can and would like to, they may bring a dish to share.
The suggested donation for Friday’s talk is $10. The suggested retreat donation is $45, which includes lunch. For those with limited income, 50 percent or any amount of the suggested donation is welcome. If budget does not allow for a donation, please come; no explanation is needed.
St. Peter's Episcopal Parish Hall is at 211 Mulberry St. in Lewes. Lewes Senior Center is at 32083 Janice Road just west of the Nassau bridge. Chairs are provided. Attendees may also bring their favorite floor cushions and/or blankets.