Time in retreat allows us to step out of the complexity of our life, to listen deeply to our body, heart and mind.
A retreat provides an opportunity and a caring container, deepening our meditation practice. The mindfulness practice on retreats is often accompanied and complemented by training in loving-kindness meditation.
Most of the retreat is held in silence, with periods of sitting and walking meditation There are teaching talks, guided meditations, and time for questions and answers. Three healthy vegetarian meals are provided for participants and dietary restrictions are accommodated to whenever possible.
Retreatants are encouraged to practice mindfulness in a continuous way, staying with their own present experience as it unfolds, moment to moment. In this silent and mindful environment, awareness sharpens, the body quiets, the mind clears, and space opens for insight and understanding to develop.
By cultivating the power of awareness, clarity and kindness, we discover our path to inner freedom and a peaceful heart for the benefit or our relationship to ourselves, our community and our wider world.
Dana/Generosity: Teacher compensation is not included in the registration fee. There will be an opportunity at the end of retreat to make a donation to the teachers. Thank you for your support! *note: as of June 2023, we will not be accepting cash. Credit cards and checks are accepted.
3:00 pm – 5:00pm Arrive and Settle
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 pm Opening Ceremony
11:00 am Retreat Ends
COVID Requirements (read more):
-Proof of full vaccination
-Proof of negative antigen test taken within 24 hours of arrival
-Masks: optional (subject to change)
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