This retreat is specifically designed for professionals involved in mindfulness-based approaches, whether as teachers, trainers, psychotherapists, clinicians or researchers.
The course is not a professional training, but rather an invitation to extend and deepen personal experience of insight meditation, which is rooted in the cultivation of mindfulness. Retreatants will explore the Four Establishments of Mindfulness as taught in the Satipaṭṭhāna, the foundational teachings of all contemporary mindfulness-based applications. These teachings offer a path to freedom and compassion, and encourage the integration of contemplative wisdom into the fabric of our daily lives.
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 guided and unguided meditation practice, meetings with the teachers, talks and reflections, all within an environment of silence. A familiarity with formal meditation practice is assumed.
An optional daily period of mindful movement will be offered by the teachers.
A professional involvement with mindfulness is a requirement for this course, along with either prior completion of a recognized eight-week mindfulness course, or prior retreat experience. Please state this when registering.
25 continuing education credits are available for psychologists, social workers and nurses. Please check our CE page for more information.
This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
All scholarship funds have been awarded.
A limited number of fellowships are available. People with a commitment to service - a deep desire to devote oneself to serving others through their profession - are eligible for a Hemera Contemplative Fellowship. Click here for more information and to apply.