Why Should You Consider a 10-Day Silent Retreat? (Online)


  • $20.00


Stanley Merrill
Saturday, June 17
10am - 11:30am CT

Join us for this exploration of a transformative experience, and leave with a little taste of what a period of silent practice might feel like.


Meditation and mindfulness practices are powerful tools for managing stress reduction and enhancing a sense of equanimity in life. Once you have acquired a taste for meditation you might want to enhance your practice with an extended silent meditation retreat. Based on the teacher's experiences at two 10-day retreats at Dhamma SirÄ« (Goenka’s Southwest Vipassana Meditation Center in Kaufman, Texas), this class will help prepare you for such a retreat by explaining the objectives, benefits, challenges, philosophy and practical logistics. Join us for this exploration of a transformative experience, and leave with a little taste of what your time of silent practice might feel like.

This program is being offered ONLINE only. Recordings will be distributed to registrants only, and are not available for individual purchase.

All times are CT. Please contact onlinelearning@junghouston.org with any questions.

Please register early. Programs with four or fewer participants are subject to cancellation, 48 hours prior to their start.

Stanley Merrill earned a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification through the Awareness Training Institute of the University of California at Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center in 2019. The two-year program was taught by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach through Sounds True. He attended a teacher training class “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction” taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn through the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Stanley has taught meditation techniques at the Veterans Administration, the Houston Area Parkinson’s Society, the West University Seniors Center, Luna Recovery Center, MD Anderson in Sugarland, and Chevron. For 23 years he worked at IBM where he was a Systems Engineer Systems Engineer Manager and an Application Development Consultant. He has studied Buddhist philosophy and meditation since 1995.


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