One definition of meditation is the development of the mind and heart. All of us have a range of qualities inside us – some are skillful, while others lead to suffering for ourselves and the world around us. As the qualities of awareness, wisdom and compassion gain momentum through our meditation practice, we can shift from stress and reactivity towards greater freedom and ease.
It is through patient and relaxed moment-to-moment awareness that we can discover the transformative power and joy of this practice. When the mind and heart are developed, our own suffering is lessened, and the wisdom that brings about compassionate action in the world naturally arises.
We invite both beginning and experienced meditators to join us for this silent retreat. The daily schedule will include meditation guidance, alternate periods of sitting and walking practice, talks by the teachers and Q&A. All are welcome!
This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
Two of our three scholarship rates are no longer available.
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.