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Intensive insight meditation practice can help foster wisdom, compassion, equanimity and loving-kindness. A retreat with others may also energize and deepen mindfulness, as well as help to strengthen a sense of sangha (community of spiritual friends).


To sign up for one of Mark and Veletta Gebert's regular half-day insight meditation retreats, you can join our group for info on the address, dates and times, etc., or join the Roswell Insight Meditation Meetup Group.   

About the retreats
Schedule permitting, Mark Gebert, an organizer and facilitator of Sandy Springs Insight Meditation, leads monthly, half-day meditation retreats for those wishing to deepen their mindfulness practice. Mark is a dharma leader and co-organizer of Roswell Insight Meditation Community.

The location is a private residence in an ideal setting for meditation and a great place to enjoy the beauty of the North Georgia mountains. All you need to bring is the willingness to unplug from your hectic life for a few hours. Meditation cushions and chairs are provided.

For more information, email

BIO: Mark began his meditation practice more than 40 years ago with insight meditation teachers Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield. His primary teacher has been Joseph Goldstein, and he has trained more recently with guiding senior insight teachers Rodney Smith and Narayan Liebenson. His primary teaching emphasis is essential Buddhism and how all aspects of daily life can provide an opportunity for awakening. He has studied with numerous other teachers primarily in the Theravada tradition, but also in the Tibetan and Zen traditions.

Mark has done 3 three-month silent retreats and dozens of other retreats mostly at the Insight Meditation Society, the Forest Refuge, and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. He is an organizer and facilitator at Sandy Springs Insight Meditation and leads silent retreats in Georgia. He is also an ordained Presbyterian deacon and has a doctorate in Psychology. He is married, with two grown children and has lived in Georgia for more than 30 years.



09:30-10:00 - Meet and Greet 

10:00 – 10:10 - Welcome/Instructions

10:10 – 10:40 - Sitting

10:40 – 11:00 - Walking

11:00 – 11:30 - Sitting

11:30 – 11:50 - Walking

11:50 – 12:20 - Sitting

12:20 – 12:40 - Walking

12:40 – 1:10 - Sitting

1:10 – 1:30 - Walking

1:30 – 2:00 - Sitting

2:00 – 3:00 - Light Vegetarian Lunch

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