This retreat is specifically designed for professionals involved in mindfulness-based modalities. Educators, clinicians and researchers engaged in teaching or training in mindfulness-based approaches are welcome to attend.
The course is an invitation to extend and deepen personal experience of insight meditation, which is rooted in the cultivation of mindfulness. In the company of peers and colleagues, retreatants will explore the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as taught in the Satipaṭṭhāna discourse given by the Buddha, the foundational teaching of all contemporary mindfulness-based applications. This is a profound teaching that encourages us to place the path of freedom and compassion in the classroom of our lives, nurturing a liberated and compassionate heart.
The teachers of this retreat are all involved in training mindfulness-based professionals or in teaching mindfulness.
Each day will offer a sustained schedule of formal meditation practice (both insight and metta, the teaching of boundless friendliness), meetings with the teachers, talks and guidance, all within an environment of silence. A familiarity with formal practice is assumed.
An optional daily period of mindful movement will be offered by Éowyn Ahlstrom.
When registering, please indicate your professional involvement with mindfulness.
This retreat is full with a waitlist of over 30 people. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
All scholarship funds have been awarded.
This program qualifies for 25 continuing education credits for psychologists, social workers and nurses.