Extended Retreats

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"The time to relax is when you don't have time for it."- Sydney J. Harris
Our longer meditation retreats provide a protected and caring space, away from the day-to-day busyness that consumes our attention, in which to cultivate and deepen your meditation practice. Practicing for an extended period, along with support of a group, encourages insight, compassion, and awareness. Mindfulness and loving-kindness are nurtured through alternate periods of sitting and walking meditation, loving-kindness meditation, and mindful yoga. Practicing mindfulness and loving-kindness moment to moment throughout the day can help the mind, body, and spirit find equilibrium and peace. We will observe noble silence, allowing you to rest deeply, and further develop connection and clarity. In addition to the structured meditation periods, there will be evening talks and private interviews with the instructor.

Types of extended retreats offered:

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat - This 5 day silent, overnight, meditation retreat will provide the opportunity for extended practice and silence, which allows us to rest deeply, and further develop connection and clarity.

Loving-Kindness Retreat - This 5 day silent, overnight, mediation retreat focusing on the development of metta, otherwise known as loving-kindness. Loving-kindness is the practice of cultivating the attitudes of gentleness, kindness and benevolence of both the heart and mind. We foster loving-kindness though meditation thereby allowing it to manifest in an ongoing way in our daily lives.

Additional mindfulness training opportunities include: