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March 13, 2001
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Meditation retreat to feature national meditation leader April 7 and 8

Myoshin Kelley, a nationally recognized meditation leader and instructor, will be featured in a weekend of silent meditation retreats Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8. The retreats are sponsored by the Stress Reduction Program at University Hospital of SUNY Upstate Medical University.

The retreat Saturday, April 7, will feature sitting and meditation activities and is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. Kelley will speak on “The Great Compassion That Can Hold Pain.” The day’s activities begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m., and be held at St. David’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 14 Jamar Drive, Dewitt.

The April 8 session will feature Yoga, sitting and meditation activities, and is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. Kelley will speak on “Understanding That Leads to Liberation” and examine the Four Noble Truths and how an understanding of them can lead to greater ease and peace in one’s life. The day’s activities begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m., and will be held at Alverna Heights, Sisters of St. Francis, 7770 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville.

Kelley, who has practiced meditation for more than 25 years, teaches in the Buddhist Theravadin tradition. She is an associate teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Mass., and has taught meditation retreats throughout the United States and Europe. During the retreats, Kelley will share ways in which meditation has helped her live with chronic illness.

Advance registration for each session is $20; registration at the door is $25. To register, contact Health Connections at 315-464-8668.

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