Past Retreat
July Class 2022: Disentangling from Doubt

A Four Session Class with Arinna Weisman and Katy Wiss

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022 | 4 PM - 5:30 PM PT | Online

Arinna and Katy are offering a four session, weekly online class in July (July 6, 13, 20, 27 from 4 PM - 5:30 PM PST) following our investigation of faith from the daylong Doubt retreat.

This series will offer us, as a community, how to orient towards faith as the leader of all that is wholesome, healing and liberating and offer a deeper understanding of the obstructions to this practice.

Often when we find ourselves lost, far away from our hearts or our wisdom, doubt can be the culprit. Doubt entangles our energies in a cloud of obscurity and misdirects us away from the path of healing and awakening.

This class will be dedicated to exploring these dynamics and calling in faith as the antidote to doubt. Faith is considered the leader or quality of mind that brings along the other beautiful energies of the heart and redirects us towards our well being and happiness.

How to register

This is a sliding scale offering, $15-$50 per class ($60 - $200 total). We ask you to come to at least three of the four classes so we can build the continuity of sangha together.

  1. Fill out the registration form

  2. Pay for the class through Dhamma Dena's Paypal

Your registration is confirmed once you've filled out the registration form and we've received payment. We'll email you the zoom link and class resources once your registration is complete.

Some members of our community have offered to cover the cost of the class for those who need it. Please email to let us know if you would like this support. And if you would like to donate to cover the cost of the class for someone else, please email or just donate to Dhamma Dena's Paypal and add "Doubt Class Scholarship Fund" to the "What is this payment for?" field.

Arinna Weisman

Arinna Weisman has studied insight meditation since 1979 and has been teaching since 1989. Her root teacher is Ruth Denison who was empowered by the great teacher U Bha Khin. She is the founding teacher of Insight Meditation Center of the Pioneer Valley. She is co-author of the book, A Beginner’s Guide to Insight Meditation and a contributor to Women Practicing Buddhism; American Experiences, edited by Peter Gregory and Susanne Mrozik.

Her dharma practice and teaching have been infused with her political and environmental activism. She was the first out queer teacher with Eric Kolvig to lead insight meditation retreats for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender Queer community. She also leads ‘Uncovering the Heart Retreats’ integrating the practice of awareness of the social dynamics of inequity with the dharma practice of liberation.

Katy Wiss

Katy Wiss began meditating in 1976. In 2002, she shifted to a focus on Vipassana meditation. She has trained in a variety of Spirit Rock's study and practice programs, as well as those at New York Insight Meditation Center and Chuang Yen Monastery. She regularly teaches insight meditation to college students. She is also interested in meditation and chronic illness.

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