Robin Wilson passes along word of this meditation retreat in the region:
The Mid-Atlantic Vipassana Network is hosting a retreat with Shinzen Young from May 22 – 31, 2009, outside of Richmond, VA. As a religious scholar and ordained monk at Mt. Koya, Japan, Shinzen is a westerner with decades of knowledge and experience in Buddhism and many other contemplative traditions. He leads retreats throughout the U.S. and Canada and is involved in the growing interface between meditation and neuroscience. Shinzen brings a scientific rigor to his system of mindfulness meditation that is very accessible to the western mind.
For more information on Shinzen and this retreat (including scholarship information), please visit www.shinzen.org and click on “Shinzen’s Retreats” or click on this link for a pdf file of the retreat registration form. Or you may call Nancy Elizabeth Nimmich at 301-334-4445.