More About Retreats
Meditation retreats provide a way to deeply cultivate, explore, and strengthen sustained mindfulness, kindness an compassion practices. There is simply nothing like a retreat to help connect with yourself and learn from your inner life.
Our retreats are open to and supportive of anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of mindfulness. Held in silence and relative simplicity, retreats support the growth of deeper wisdom and compassion. In addition, retreats are profoundly important for those training to teach mindfulness as well for established teachers since ultimately, a teacher must be able to teach based on their wisdom, which comes from their own direct experience.
Retreat Sample Schedule
6:30 AM – Greet the Day Sitting
7:00 AM – Mindful Meal and/or Informal Mindfulness Practice
8:00 AM – Guided Practice and Meditation Instructions
9:00 AM – Walking
9:45 AM – Lightly Guided Sitting
10:30 AM – Walking
11:15 AM – Sitting
12:00 PM – Mindful Meal and/or Informal Mindfulness Practice
2:00 PM – Lovingkindness Sitting
2:45 PM – Walking or Group Meeting
3:30 PM – Sitting
4:15 PM – Guided Mindful Movement
5:00 PM – Sitting
5:30 PM – Mindful Meal and/or Informal Mindfulness Practice
7:00 PM – Talk, Reflections on and Guidance around Practice
7:45 PM – Brief Walking or other Self-Guided Mindful Movement
8:00 PM – Sitting
9:00 PM – Goodnight
What to expect from a retreat
- Cultivating the ability to be with discomfort (physically, mentally and emotionally) and meet it with less reactivity, greater wisdom, and growing balance.
- Seeing and understanding more clearly the causes and effects of actions as well as their impacts on oneself and others.
- Identifying the subtle mental habitual patterns of reactions and mediating a wiser and kinder relationship with them.