You are warmly invited to join our annual holiday meditation intensive, an opportunity to fully immerse oneself in five days of mindfulness-awareness practice. We live in challenging times. Practicing mindfulness together invites steadiness and stability, a settled confident openness to the personal and societal struggles of daily life. Awareness rises like the full moon of insight into compassion-emptiness, limitless loving-kindness for all living beings.
In addition to daily meditation practice, participants hear talks, have lively group conversations about practice and meditation in action, engage in embodiment practices, and meet with experienced meditation teachers.
Topics to contemplate in this year’s retreat will include: the four foundations of mindfulness, making friends with oneself and others, synchronizing body and mind, the bravery of turning towards–rather than seeking escape from–suffering. We can experience the enormous difficulties in our world today and cultivate the courage to engage fully with life.
Some of the days we’ll be in silence, which encourages opening to our direct experience of sense perceptions in the brilliantly vivid environment of Sky Lake at this time of year: snow-covered trees, silent woods, and the sounds of winter birds.
This retreat is open to all beginning and experienced meditators.
We would like to make this retreat possible for as many as reasonably can be accommodated.
Please be in touch with us via email ) by December 7 so you may be considered.
Please include in your email: name, in person or hybrid, partial or full retreat, how much discount you need to attend. We will make the decisions quickly so people may plan accordingly.