Insight community to host meditation weekend March 6-7 in Lewes

February 15, 2020

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 titled The Paramis, or Ten Noble Character Qualities, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, March 6, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall.

A full-day retreat with the theme of Cultivating the Quality (Parami) of Patience will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at the parish hall. It will include guided meditation periods, silent sitting and walking meditation, and a dharma talk with time for questions.

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, PhD. 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 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 at 211 Mulberry St. in Lewes. Chairs are provided, but attendees may bring their favorite floor meditation cushions for the retreat. For more information, contact Carolyn Quinn at or 302-644-7650 or go to and

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