Join local Mindful Aging friends for a Half-Day Sense and Savor Retreat amidst the green and wild beauty of InsightLA’s Benedict Canyon Retreat House in North Beverly Hills.
All activities will take place outdoors and on patios. We’ll walk, we’ll even talk. We’ll meditate, learn and share a meal together—sensing and savoring, moment by moment.
“This being human is a guesthouse. Every morning a new arrival…” Rumi
As we age, so many of each morning’s new arrivals seem to be challenging guests. Join with friends as we explore how mindfulness and self-compassion practices can support us through what can be difficult and uncertain times.
Let’s travel this path with mindfulness, the strength of our practice and the warmth of our community. Together, we’ll cultivate more equanimity—wisdom and heart—amidst the ever-changing landscape of our lives
The Mindful Aging practice group also meets online every Wednesday. If you’d like to join the weekly practice group please register here.
Who is this half-day retreat for?
This session is for anyone who would like to learn more about aging mindfully. The reparative, restorative and healing practices offered will be accessible and meaningful for beginners as well as experienced practitioners. Everyone is welcome.
Where is this half-day retreat located?
This event will take place in person at the Benedict Canyon Retreat House. All scheduled activities will take place outside.
Please note: In keeping with the principles of the dharma that underlie our activities, primarily non-harming, we are requiring that all attendees be fully vaccinated in order to attend in person.
About Wendy Schmelzer
InsightLA teacher Wendy Schmelzer is a longtime meditator and a graduate of InsightLA’s first MBSR class as well as its initial MBSR teacher training course and inaugural Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Teacher Training program.
Wendy is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist specializing in aging and end-of-life concerns. Prior, she was an award-winning Science Correspondent for NPR, specializing in aging and health-related issues. Learn more about Wendy here.
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