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Heart of Insight Daylong

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In this Daylong Virtual Retreat, co-led by Vince Horn and Emily Horn, you'll have the opportunity to dedicate yourself to the practice of meditation, wherever you are, with a community of peers.  

The emphasis of this retreat will be on the practice of Heartful Awareness.  

The day will consist of periods of silence, moving and guided practices, and social meditation. We will meet online on July 27th, 2019 from 7am-1pm PT, 10am-4pm ET, 3pm-9pm GMT.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
— Helen Schucman

Retreat Schedule

This retreat will include periods of guided, social, and self-guided practice time. During the self-guided periods you’re encouraged to practice anything you like, including moving meditation, eating meditation, etc.

All times below are presented in Eastern Standard Time (EST):

10:00am | Retreat Opening

10:30am | “Social Metta” (Vince Horn)

11:30am | Self-Guided Practice

12:15pm | “Connecting to Awareness” (Emily Horn)

1:15pm | Self-Guided Practice

2:00pm | “I Am Loving Awareness” (Vince & Emily)

3:00pm | Self-Guided Practice or Small Group Discussion

3:30pm | Closing

4:00pm | Retreat End

It is nice to set aside that kind of time and it really builds momentum! This week after the retreat has been great with heightened awareness and more equanimity/imperturbability in the face of work stress.
— Paul M.

Meet the Teachers


Vince Horn is part of a new generation of teachers translating age-old wisdom into contemporary code. A computer engineering dropout turned full-time contemplative, he spent his 20s co-founding the ground-breaking Buddhist Geeks Podcast, while simultaneously spending a full year, in total, on silent meditation retreats. Vincent began teaching in 2010 and has since been authorized in both the pragmatic dharma lineage of Kenneth Folk, as well as by Trudy Goodman, guiding teacher of InsightLA, in the insight meditation tradition. Vince is currently the President of Buddhist Geeks, a 501(c)3 educational non-profit, where he serves as one of the hosts of the Buddhist Geeks Podcast, the primary facilitator of the Pragmatic Dharma Training, an online program for people who want to accelerate their awakening, and co-leads several in-person meditation retreats each year. He currently lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains outside of Asheville, North Carolina with his partner Emily Horn and their 4 year-old son Zander.


Emily Horn is authorized to teach meditation, dharma, and retreats by Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Insight Meditation Society, and InsightLA. She has consulted for various meditation and VR apps, developed meditations for Boston Children's Hospital's Comfort Ability Project, and led mindfulness workshops for large national conferences. Emily is a host for the Buddhist Geeks Podcast and leads retreats at Heart of Insight Trainings. Emily has been called a “power player of the mindfulness movement" by Wired Magazine. For her, a mindful life is simply learning to dance with all of this human experience: from transcendence to dirty dishes, evolutionary edges to ancient roots, solitary practice to deepening relationships. She lives the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with her husband, Vincent, and son, Zander.

Practicing Heartful Awareness

The added dimension of social practice and experience sharing creates a warm supportive atmosphere, fostering a deep level of connection between participants, which can extend beyond the end of the retreat, as you become an integral part of an inspiring community of practitioners.
— Lisa Sherman

A Virtual Retreat

We will be gathering together via Zoom, a user-friendly platform that enables you to tune in with a computer, smart phone, or tablet. You can participate via audio, with or without video. After you register, you will receive information on how to join.

Transparent Generosity

This retreat is offered in the spirit of generosity & reciprocity. We aim to be accessible to all, and ask everyone who attends the retreat to support it generously. Donations support the organization of retreats and the teachers of the events.

After you register for the retreat, you will receive further instructions, via email, on how to donate to Buddhist Geeks, an educational 501(c)3 non-profit.

The suggested donation for this retreat is $50 (USD)

The average donation for this type of retreat is $51 (USD)

The range for this daylong is between $0 - 130 (USD)

Earlier Event: June 9
Awakening Presence (2019)
Later Event: March 22
Western North Carolina (2020)