Winter Mindfulness Retreat - December 4 - 10, 2018
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 mediation 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, time for questions and answers and meetings with a teacher. 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 deeper, for the benefit or our relationship to our selves, our community and our wider world,.
The teachers offer instructions, dharma talks and regularly scheduled practice meetings to provide guidance throughout the retreat. This retreat is at Mount Calvary Monastery & Guest House in Santa Barbara, CA.
RETREAT SCHEDULE: The daily rhythm of this retreat involves alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, nature walks, meals and tea, as well as practice meetings, dharma talks and rest periods. The first sitting usually begins before breakfast. Each morning the teachers offer continuing meditation instructions for the day. The whole retreat is a succession of mindfulness training, breathing practices, deep awareness of the body and environment, meditations on the nature of feelings, and awareness of mind are from the Buddhist Meditation tradition.
COST: $740.00 for students of the Facilitator Training Program. $920.00 p/p includes food and accommodation, $1150.00 Single Room. There are a limited number of single rooms available so please reserve as soon as possible so that we can accommodate you on this retreat. Limited Scholarships are available for this retreat. Please go to the Scholarship page for Information & Application Registration opens August 1, 2018
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