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Five-Day Meditation Retreat

June 9 – 13, 2021(Registration opens Apr 1, 2021)“Everybody wants a happy life. This goal is entirely dependent on our inner peace… We are trying to seek a joyful, happy life from the outside — that is a mistake.” – His Holiness the Dalai LamaThis past year has taught us that our human lives can be quite precarious and chaotic! As spiritual practitioners we learn that even though it is impossible to control our outer world, we can cultivate an “inner peace” independent of ANY external conditions. During this retreat, Ronya will guide you in zoom sessions – engaging you in the ancient Buddhist Vipassana/Insight meditation practices that have brought profound “inner peace” to multitudes of people, and all from the safety and security of your own home.Sponsored by Southern Dharma Retreat Center, located in the mountains of Western North Carolina, this online meditation retreat’s schedule will include formal sitting meditations, walking meditation periods, daily dharma talks, specific instructions, guided mindful movement, group interviews, and Buddhist chanting.This retreat is appropriate for those who have attended a previous silent meditation retreat, as well as experienced daily meditation practitioners.
  • Base – $200.00
  • Supporter – $280.00
  • Subsidized – $120.00

About the Teacher

Ronya BanksRonya Banks is the founding teacher at Asheville Insight Meditation, an Insight Meditation community in Asheville, North Carolina. Ronya has practiced daily meditation for over 34 years, and she has been a meditation teacher for over 14 years. She has attended over a year’s worth of meditation retreats with more than 30 internationally known Vipassana teachers, such as Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein.


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