RETREATS & SPECIAL EVENTS
THE SEVEN FACTORS OF AWAKENING
A Weekend Non-residential Insight Meditation Retreat led by Kim Allen
In Person and Online via Zoom
Sponsored by Show Me Dharma
When the mind has even the beginnings of seclusion and ease, the Seven Factors of Awakening begin to emerge. The Buddha named these beautiful qualities as the key supports for liberating insight, and we can cultivate them in many ways over the entirety of our Dharma path.
In this retreat, the emphasis will be on direct bodily experience in increasingly subtle forms. We will deepen our recognition of the factors of awakening as they are occurring for us. This silent retreat
includes guided, silent, and inquiry meditation; walking; Dharma teachings; and Q&A. It is suitable for practitioners of all levels who have already received basic instructions in mindfulness meditation.
Please join us for this wonderful practice opportunity. This will be the first in person retreat in three years that Show Me Dharma will be sponsoring. We are delighted to be able to open our doors to this vital aspect
of meditation practice.
Dates and Times:
Friday, October 13: Free Public Talk from 7–9 p.m.**
Saturday, October 14: All Day Session from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, October 15: Morning Session from 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Registration is Now Open
The link for registration is
Registration Instructions: when you register and pay, you will receive payment confirmation and the
retreat welcome/confirmation email from Kevin Wehner, our Retreat Registrar at
kevinwehner@gmail com. If you have any questions, email or call Kevin at 816-506-6089.
Registration ends October 11; please register on or before that date. Folks who attend the Friday evening talk in person and wish to register for the rest of the retreat may do so, if there are still openings available.
Standard Registration: $70 Benefactor Registration: $80
Partial Scholarships are available. Please contact the registrar if you are interested in requesting a scholarship.
About the Teacher: Spurred on by a life change and associated suffering, Kim began meditation training in 2003, and met her primary teacher Gil Fronsdal at the Insight Meditation Center shortly thereafter. She took up the study and practice of Buddhism in earnest through retreats, studying the suttas (early discourses of the Buddha), and aligning her life with the Eightfold Path. She has a deep understanding of the suttas and other texts from Early Buddhism, through her study with Gil Fronsdal
and Shaila Catherine, as well as later with Bhikkhu Analayo and Bhikkhu Bodhi. She has attended numerous retreats, in this country as well as in Sri Lanka and other Asian countries. She feels most grateful to have had the opportunity to study with Ven. Katukurunde Ñānananda in Sri Lanka. Kim was asked to begin teaching at Insight Meditation Center, and now teaches there and at many Bay Area dharma centers. In 2020, Kim took formal commitment through Gil Fronsdal to living as a Lay Contemplative – basing
her life on practice, study, and furthering of the Dharma – and was given the Dharma name Sumatimitta (“wise friend” or "friend of the wise"). Her own practice continues to unfold, and has
expanded to include some trainings and study in the later Buddhist traditions. The Dharma path has a life of its own.
**Link to Friday Night Public Talk:
Meeting ID: 824 9849 9169
Dial-in phone number: 1 (312) 626-6799