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
October 18 - 23, 2022
Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center is an ideal location for this meditation retreat. The area is extraordinarily beautiful, pristine and peaceful, with a wide variety of trails, wildflower-covered alpine meadows, creeks, and rocky crags. The mountains, forests and river naturally work to settle the mind, while living and practicing together creates personal connections and mutual support. 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…