Practicing Equanimity

Meditation Retreat

Friday, August 16 (6:00 p.m.) – Tuesday, August 20 (4:00 p.m.)

Light on the Hill Retreat Center

Van Etten, New York

Leader: Charles Goodman


In equanimity, we can rest stably in how things are, not driven here and there by elation and depression. In equanimity, we can accept others as they are, without partiality or prejudice. In equanimity, we can see things as they are, without grasping or rejecting anything. Learning how to develop equanimity can enrich our practice at any stage or level of a spiritual path.


This silent, residential meditation retreat will focus on an effective, practical technique that makes possible a direct experience of the immeasurable quality of equanimity. The retreat will also include resting meditation, gentle exercise, Dharma talks, interviews, chanting practice, walking meditation, and a variety of prayers.



The retreat fee of $480 includes lodging and all meals. Those with limited means may be eligible for a discounted fee.


Register online here, or email


About the LeaderCharles_profile

Charles Goodman has studied Korean Zen and Tibetan Buddhism in the United States and India.  He is an Associate Professor at Binghamton University and author of Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics. In 2003, he helped found the Binghamton Buddhist Meditation Group.



People of all faiths, and all lineages of Buddhism, are welcome;

participants should have some experience with meditation practice


Sponsored by the Binghamton Buddhist Meditation Group




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