Join us for an in person retreat in the beautiful San Bernardino mountains and deepen your practice within this secluded setting in nature. For this particular retreat, we will be developing the Brahma Viharas, the four qualities of an awakened heart: Lovingkindness (Metta), Compassion (Karuna), Appreciative Joy (Mudita) and Equanimity (Upekkha).
We will tend to the heart and mind with compassionate mindfulness and strengthen our connection with ourselves and each other, with time for enjoying nature, deep rest, and practice in this beautiful setting. During this five day retreat, we will learn to slow down and attune to the fresh simplicity of our present moment experience, rest in stillness, and connect with the heart’s inner capacity for healing and freedom.
Together we will explore some of the supports for presence: letting go of distraction, the deliberate cultivation of simplicity and contentment, and a renewed sense of connection with our own bodies, hearts, and minds in community. By bringing mindful attention to our moment to moment experience, we can learn to cultivate resilience amidst change and grow in awareness, love, and wisdom.
The structure of this Metta meditation retreat includes guided meditation on each Brahma Vihara with Q&A each day, time for silent sitting and walking meditation periods, rest, mindful eating instruction, Dharma talks, and small group practice discussion meetings with the teachers.
Arrival and check-in 2-4pm
Retreat Ends 11am
“This was my first silent retreat. The beauty of resting in simplicity was a true gift to my soul. The experience taught me so much and pointed to the stillness of my spirit. I am forever grateful to Celeste and Dawn.” -Tisa A.
“Dawn and Celeste really got through to me in a way that no other teacher has before. Their loving spirits, gentle demeanor, and presence made this retreat so wonderful and helped me experience myself more than I would have thought possible.” -Annie C
“This retreat took my practice to a complete different direction. Looking back my practice had become very robotic and almost at a plateau. During this week, the teaching provided has just open so many new doors to my practice and I’m so grateful for that. Celeste and Dawn are such incredible teachers. Peace and love!” -Stephane.Z
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 and there is not an ATM at BBRC. Credit cards and checks are accepted.
COVID Requirements (read more):
-Proof of full vaccination
-Proof of negative covid antigen test taken with 24 hours of arrival
-Masks optional (subject to change)
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