The Insight Meditation Community of Lewes welcomes returning meditation teacher, Larissa Kitenko, for an evening dharma talk and daylong meditation retreat. Both beginning and experienced meditators are invited to attend this weekend of learning to live effectively in the present moment. The public is welcome.
A dharma talk of Buddhist teachings is titled Mindfulness of The Mind - Our Thoughts and Emotions will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall.
A full-day retreat, with the theme of Untangling the Knots - Exploring Patterns of Difficult Thoughts and Emotions, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. It will include sitting and walking meditation; a dharma talk, and discussion.
Kitenko is a longtime practitioner of insight meditation, studying and practicing Buddhism in the Theravadan tradition. For four years she has been the monthly teacher at IMC-Lewes. She has completed the Community Dharma Leader-4 Program and the Dedicated Practitioner Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, and is a teacher at IMC-Washington, D.C., led by Tara Brach, Ph.D. She has trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn and has been teaching mindfulness-based stress reduction since 2005. She is certified as an associate clinical chaplain at Shore Health System in Easton, Md.
Leader of the Easton Meditation Sangha, Kitenko also teaches at the Salisbury Buddhist Community, Mindfulness Meditation in Dover and the Insight Meditation Community of Grasonville, Md., as well as IMC- Lewes. She also leads workshops and retreats all throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
The suggested donation is $10 for Friday’s talk and $45 for the Saturday retreat. Lunch is included. For those with limited income, 50 percent, or any amount of the suggested donation offered is welcome. If budget does not allow for a donation, simply show up, no explanation is needed.
St. Peter's Parish Hall is located at 211 Mulberry St. in Lewes. Chairs are provided; however, attendees may bring their favorite floor meditation cushions for the retreat. For more information contact Carolyn Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-644-7650 or go to www.stillpointmeditation.org and www.IMC-Lewes.org.