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Michele McDonald

Michele McDonald has taught Insight meditation for thirty three years and teaches extensively throughout America, in Canada, Burma, and various locations around the world. As a guiding teacher for Vipassana Hawai’i she has been a quiet pioneer. She is the first woman to have taught a formal retreat in Burma, side-by-side with a senior monastic figure (Sayadaw U Lakkhana, Abbot of Kyaswa Monastery). Her style of teaching focuses on helping individuals find entry points into stillness that are natural for them.

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Events with Michele McDonald

Metta Vipassana: Cultivating Love & Wisdom (Vancouver)
April 23, 2021

Sign-up to be notified when registration opens for this 2021 program. Vipassana (Insight or Mindfulness) meditation practice unites the stillness of concentration with the immediacy of moment-to-moment silent 6 sense awareness. By calming body and mind, intuitive wise knowing arises — opening to the truth of each moment’s experience within and around us. In this way, we increase our ability to meet life’s ups and downs with graceful ease and peace. Metta (Lovingkindness) meditation practice calls forth the beautiful spiritual emotions within our heart: lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity. Mindfulness of these qualities strengthens and matures them, which leads…

Metta Vipassana: Awareness as a Path to Liberation
April 28, 2021

Sign-up to be notified when registration opens for this 2021 program. Experience practicing Metta (unconditional love and kindness) and Vipassana (insight) meditation on beautiful Cortes Island.  In this 14-day silent retreat, discover the four immeasurables (unconditional love, wise compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity) through meditations that fuse these fundamental spiritual emotions with the intuitive wisdom of Vipassana. Develop compassionate awareness and a more loving heart with a unique melding of mindful movement alongside the Metta and Vipassana practices. Please note: Tuition does not include a fee for the presenter. This is a dãna-based retreat (see below for details). What is…