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Barry Gillespie

Barry Gillespie was introduced to meditation practice in 1978, through the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram. In 2003 he began exploring Theravada Buddhist practice, sitting many long retreats at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and Spirit Rock in Woodacre, CA. His principal teacher is Guy Armstrong. Barry is an affiliated teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Colorado (IMCC). He teaches mainly in Boulder and at the Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center.

Events with Barry Gillespie

Metta: The Practice of Loving Kindness
October 16 - 22, 2023

Metta – The Practice of Loving Kindness The Metta Sutta is the Buddha’s teaching on Loving Kindness Meditation. Metta is the practice of literally filling the mind with wholesome thoughts, leaving no room for unwholesome thoughts, emotions and moods. This practice also takes great concentration, making it both heart opening and mind expanding. During the six days of this retreat we will look in detail at these teachings and how they can be directly put into practice, using a traditional Theravada Buddhist form. This retreat will be in silence, with seated meditation. walking meditation, daily meditation instruction and dhamma talks, and individual practice meetings/instructions for all yogis. All of the walking practice will be out of doors (weather permitting) so that student may practice in RMERC’s beautiful natural world. In addition there will be time every day for students to optionally hike by themselves on the land and an optional 40 minute gentle yoga class. This retreat is suitable as both an introduction to the practice of meditation for complete beginners and as a way for more experienced practitioners to look more closely at the Buddha’s teachings. Download schedule here: 2023 Barry Metta Retreat Schedule Silence Every effort is made…

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