Insight Meditation Community of Lewes will welcome meditation teacher Larissa Kitenko for a virtual retreat from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 6, via Zoom. 

The event will include a dharma talk on the topic of The Power of Presence – Practicing in Difficult Times.

Kitenko said, “The dharma guides us to cultivate wholesome qualities of the mind and open-heartedness as skillful means to relate to life’s challenges. Consequently, a new relationship with them will unfold that will bring us increased joy and freedom no matter how stressful times may be.”

Attendees are encouraged to maintain noble silence during the virtual retreat, except for the discussion period, so they may fully experience the benefits of the teachings and practice. The virtual retreat will include mindfulness meditation, walking practice, group sitting, a short talk, and discussion.

All are welcome to attend this morning of meditation and discussion.

The suggested donation for the retreat is $20. 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 log in; no explanation is needed.

For the Zoom meeting link and PayPal donation information, contact Carolyn Quinn at 302-644-7650 or cquinn@quinnassoc.com.

For scheduled events and weekly meditation meetings, go to IMC-Lewes.org.

Larissa Kitenko is a longtime practitioner of insight meditation, studying and practicing Buddhism in the Theravadan tradition, and for four years has been the monthly teacher at IMC-Lewes.

She has trained 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.

Kitenko is certified as an associate clinical chaplain at Shore Health System in Easton, Md. She leads the Easton Meditation Sangha.



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