Regional Retreats

    • 04 Mar 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
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    A silent day of continuous practice at the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle.
      
    A silent day of continuous practice at the Good Shepherd Center led by Mindfulness Northwest teacher Richard Johnson. Richard will lead us in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

    We will practice together inside the historic Good Shepherd Center with options for walking meditation and lunch break time outside on the beautiful grounds.

    The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and reinvigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Schedule:
    Saturday March 4th, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

    Location:
    Good Shepherd Center
    4649 Sunnyside Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98103
    (directions, map, and transit information available here)

    Parking: 
    There are large on-site parking lots on the north and south sides of the building. Parking is free. Off-street parking is also available.

    Cost & Options:
    $50 - $90 regular sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).

    For those in need: further Scholarship and Alumni Discount options are available during registration - please see our Scholarship and Alumni Discount page for more information.

    Registration:

    Register Online or over the phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    Additional Course details:

    A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

    Please bring:

    1) a lunch

    2) warm clothing / layers / rain coat & umbrella/sun protection as needed.

    3) Sitting gear (cushions, bench, yoga mat) if you have them - some will be provided.

    This course will be taught by Mindfulness Northwest instructor Richard Johnson.

    Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

    Related Courses:
    A Day of Mindfulness in Bellevue (day-long retreat)
    Sunday March 12th 9am - 4pm.

    • 12 Mar 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98007
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    A silent day of continuous practice at the North Bellevue Community Center.
      

    A silent day of continuous practice at the North Bellevue Community Center led by Mindfulness Northwest teacher Karen Schwisow. Karen will lead us in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

    The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and reinvigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Schedule:
    Sunday March 12th, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

    Location:
    North Bellevue Community Center
    4063 148th Ave NE
    Bellevue, WA 98007
    (map available here)

    Cost & Options:
    $50 - $90 regular sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).

    For those in need: further Scholarship and Alumni Discount options are available during registration - please see our Scholarship and Alumni Discount page for more information.

    Registration:

    Register Online or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    Additional Course details:

    A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

    Please bring:

    1) a lunch

    2) warm clothing / layers / rain coat & umbrella/sun protection as needed.

    3) Sitting gear (cushions, bench, yoga mat) if you have them - some will be provided.

    This course will be taught by Mindfulness Northwest instructor Karen Schwisow.

    Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

    Related Courses:
    A Day of Mindfulness in Seattle (day-long retreat)
    Saturday March 4th 9am - 4pm.

    • 12 Mar 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Semiahmoo County Park (Whatcom County)
    • 6

    A silent day of continuous practice at beautiful Semiahmoo.

    A silent day of continuous practice at the gorgeous Semiahmoo County Park north of Bellingham (near Blaine) led by Mindfulness Northwest director Tim Burnett. Tim will lead us in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

    We will practice together inside their beautiful historic Cannery Lodge with options for walking meditation and lunch break time outside on the water.

    The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and re-invigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you are welcome to inquire - for some "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Schedule:
    Sunday March 12th, 10:00am - 4:00pm (arrivals 9:30 - 10:00am)

    Location:
    Semiahmoo County Park (Whatcom County) - a very beautiful and peaceful location for practice on the spit surrounding Drayton Harbor across from Blaine, WA. Directions and details about the location and what to bring are on our Semiahmoo Park places page and will also be emailed to all participants.

    Cost & Options:
    $50 - $90 regular sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).

    For those in need: further Scholarship and Alumni Discount options are available during registration - please see our Scholarship and Alumni Discount page for more information.

    Registration:

    Register Online or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    Additional Course details:

    A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation practiced together in silence.

    Please bring:

    1) a lunch

    2) warm clothing / layers / rain coat & umbrella/sun protection as needed.

    3) Sitting gear (cushions, bench, yoga mat) if you have them - some will be provided.

    This course will be taught by Mindfulness Northwest director and senior instructor Tim Burnett.

    Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This retreat is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts. It has proved very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

    • 18 Mar 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 19 Mar 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Scout Cabin, 3075 Discovery Road, Port Townsend, WA
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    Sponsored by The Benji Project: Towards Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens in Port Townsend. 

    The Benji Project

    Developing a program of mindful self compassion for teens in Port Townsend www.thebenjiproject.org

    A two-day workshop in Port Townsend introducing mindful self-compassion: Moving towards greater wellness and self-kindness.

    For more info please see the flyer for this project.

    The Program

    This program on mindful self-compassion is for adults -- individuals seeking personal benefit and those in helping professions such as therapists, counselors, teachers and healthcare providers, especially those who work with youth.

    The Benji Project hopes this workshop will help identify individuals interested in pursuing further mindful self-compassion training and becoming certified to lead the teen program "Making Friends With Yourself" that we are working to establish in Port Townsend.

    A weekend introduction to mindful self-compassion (MSC), an empirically supported training program that combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion

    to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. This experiential program includes reflective writing, short meditations, honest conversation, exercises, and inquiry into our emotional and cognitive patterns around self-care, self-esteem, and self-criticism. The result? More self-compassion.

    In this course, you will:

    • Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
    • Learn how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
    • Learn how to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
    • Take a fresh look at challenging relationships, old and new
    • Learn tools to manage caregiver fatigue
    • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
    • Be able to teach simple self-compassion practices to others

    This program is an intensive skills training program. It is a condensed version of the eight-session, empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. MSC is an experiential journey — an adventure in self-discovery and self-kindness – offering periods of instruction and periods of practice. Self-Compassion can be learned by anyone, even those of us who did not learn these skills as children. This program fulfills a prerequisite for becoming an MSC teacher.

    Instructors:

    Tim Burnett, Executive Director of Mindfulness Northwest, Trained MSC Teacher, teacher of MBSR and Compassion Cultivation Training. More on Tim.

    &

    Lorraine Hobbs, Lorraine directs Youth and Family Programs at the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. She is co-creator of the "Making Friends with Yourself" teen program and strives to help youth and families achieve greater emotional health and connection with mindfulness-based interventions.

    Schedule:
    Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm.

    Location:
    Scout Cabin, 3075 Discovery Road, Port Townsend, WA

    Continuing Education: This training has been approved for 16 CE’s for Washington State licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers. [WMHCA Provider #1702]


    16 clock hours for Washington State teachers are also available.

    Cost & Registration:
    The cost of this weekend is $350 and there are scholarships available.

    Please register with the organizers of this event: The Benji Project

    For more info please see the flyer for this project.

    Recommended reading:

    • 07 Apr 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 09 Apr 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Samish Island Campground, 11633 Scott Road, Bow, WA
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    Join us for our annual weekend retreat of mindfulness practices in the style of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at a beautiful retreat site in the Skagit Valley.

    Course details
    This residential retreat will be held mostly in silence and will include a series of gently guided mindfulness practices including sitting meditation, walking meditation, gentle yoga, and the body scan. Informative talks on  the process of being on retreat, mindfulness, stress reactivity, and other topics will be presented by the instructors. Small and large group discussion centered around our experience together walking, sitting, and breathing in the quiet of the beautiful retreat site. This course is designed for graduates of mindfulness classes - please see the prerequisites below.

    Simple accommodations and all meals will be included.

    Details on what to bring will be sent upon registration.

    Schedule: Arrive Friday by 5pm.  Leave Sunday at 3pm.

    Prerequisites
    Before practicing for a full weekend we recommend that you have experience with mindfulness or related contemplative practices. 

    Instructor: Tim Burnett, Executive Director & Senior Instructor

    Cost & Options
    $220 - $320 regular sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).

    For those in greater need: further Scholarship and Alumni Discount options are available during registration - please see our Scholarship and Alumni Discount page for more information.

    Registration

    Register Online or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    Location
    Samish Island Campground. 11565 Scott Road, Bow, Washington. Instructions and details will be provided when you register. Samish is about 90 minutes north of Seattle, and 30 minutes south of Bellingham.

    This beautiful campground maintained by the Community of  Christ at the east end of Samish Island (accessible by road) offers stunning views, deep quiet, and simple accommodations. 

    It is not really an island - you can drive there.
    And it's not exactly a campground - there are simple rustic cabins and motel-like "e-cabins" available. RV and tent camping is also available.

    Directions and Transportation
    Directions and more information about Samish are available here.

    Round trip transportation from SeaTac Airport (Seattle) to Samish Island is available with our SeaTac to Samish Island Airporter Shuttle.

    Note that there is no public transportation all the way to Samish Island.

    And see also the ride board for setting up ride shares.

    Housing
    Samish "Campground" does not require camping. There are two types of cabins: rustic cabins, which are simple plywood cabins built in the 1950's - they have heat, beds, and share campground bathroom buildings; and e-cabins, which are modern motel-level buildings where two units share a bathroom.

    The 40 rustic cabins are quieter and simpler but one must walk across the lawn to the bathrooms.

    The 16 e-cabins are lighter, more modern, and share a bathroom. There can be more noise in e-cabins due to the sharing of the bathroom and we ask e-cabin residents to be very careful of the noise from doors and bathroom fixtures so as not to disturb their neighbor.

    A surcharge is required for housing in the more modern e-cabins. A $15 surcharge is required for double occupancy in an e-cabin (with a single roommate), and a $30 surcharge is required for single occupancy. This surcharge can be waived in cases of need from disability or age, or for military veterans on scholarships.

    Consider helping us make e-cabins available to more people, and save $15, by requesting double occupancy. We will do our best to match you with a compatible roommate and to honor requests for roommates if you are coming to retreat with a friend.

    During the registration process, you may request one of these housing options: rustic, e-cabin with double occupancy, e-cabin with single occupancy, or RV or camping.

     Rustic Cabins Exterior:  Rustic Cabin Interior:
     Samish rustic cabin  
     E-Cabin Exterior:  E-Cabin Interior:
       

    Expectations of Participants
    By signing up for this retreat you are agreeing to:

    1) Follow the Schedule - participate in the practice schedule as fully as possible. We allow alternate schedules and variations in the schedule due to health needs. This is a structured weekend of practice with a schedule of practices we will do together starting first thing in the morning. That structure is a powerful support for deepening our mindfulness practice.

    2) Do jobs and chores - do some chores around the camp. You will be assigned an ongoing job or requested to help with cleaning and organizing at the end of the weekend. The Samish Island Campground is staffed by a small volunteer staff and costs are held low by asking the visiting group to leave the camp as clean as they found it.

    3) Consider making a teacher donation - an on-site opportunity to make a separate donation to the teachers (sometimes called "dana" from the Buddhist tradition around generosity). 

    Unlike our classes and other events we choose to keep the fees low and the retreat accessible by not paying salary to the teachers. Please consider supporting our teachers with an additional donation if possible.

    This additional donation done on site is kept separate from retreat finances.


    • 22 Apr 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105

    An introductory day of mindfulness and self-compassion. For new and continuing students.

    Sponsored by The Whole U and UW Medicine, we invite you to experience a full day of mindfulness with Tim Burnett from Mindfulness Northwest.

    Community Registration Link

    UW Registration Link

    Join us for a day of immersion into mindfulness. At the April meeting we'll explore self-compassion especially. Mindful self-compassion combines the skills of mindful awareness and self-compassion to enhance our ability for emotional wellbeing. Mindfulness helps us to be present with difficult emotions, and self-compassion helps us to respond to these emotions with greater kindness and self-care.

    We'll explore interactive exercises and investigations (please bring a journal or notebook to write in) as well as meditation practices. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation will be practiced together in silence. 

    The day will conclude with small group discussion and dialog with the instructor on your experience of the day and how mindfulness and mindful self-compassion can be integrated into daily life.

    The retreat is accessible for those new to mindfulness and meditation and will also serve as a helpful refresher for those who have taken classes or established a practice.

    The retreat is based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-compassion. Both are well-researched classes that has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues. 

    Schedule: doors open at 8:30am. Program is 9:00am - 4:00pm including a break for sack lunch. 

    What to Bring: comfortable clothing including layers and rain gear as we do walking outside, a sack lunch, a yoga mat and/or meditation cushion if you have them. Thick yoga mats will be provided for those who don't have their own.

    Registration: Cost is just $45 for UW affiliated / $52 for community and 100 spots are available. Registration is through the University of Washington:

    Community Registration Link

    UW-affiliated Registration Link

    Available for: The entire Seattle area as well as University of Washington affiliated!

    • 23 Apr 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Online
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    A three-hour refresher in mindfulness practice available from home online.

    New! An online 3-hour retreat with Mindfulness Northwest director Tim Burnett. Tim will lead us in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation, gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

    The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes and are seeking a convenient way to continue and renew their practice... from home!

    A virtual gathering to reinvigorate our practice together. Those with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well.

    If you are totally new to meditation this session may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Schedule:
    Sunday April 23rd, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Available Online:
    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on logging in will be sent with your registration.

    Cost & Options:
    $40 - $90 regular sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).

    For those in need: further Scholarship and Alumni Discount options are available during registration - please see our Scholarship and Alumni Discount page for more information.

    Registration:

    Register Online or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    Additional Details:
    Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This online retreat is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

    Related Courses:
    ONLINE Fundamentals of Mindfulness - Tuesday evenings + self-paced
    April 11th - May 2nd with meetings on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm plus at-your-own pace materials.

    • 07 May 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 12 May 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Dumas Bay Retreat Center, 3200 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA 98023
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    Our first 5-day MSC Intensive in the Pacific Northwest. Transportation from SeaTac aiport now available.
    Mindful Self-Compassion training teaches us how to develop the warm-hearted, connected presence we need during moments of difficulty. Self-compassion provides the emotional strength and resilience needed to offer ourselves the same kindness and understanding we would offer a good friend. With self-compassion we can motivate ourselves with encouragement, forgive ourselves when needed, face and befriend our shortcomings, care for others while caring for ourselves, and live more authentically. Research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships.

    And, self-compassion is a skill that can be learned and cultivated by anyone through Mindful Self-Compassion Training.

    In this course, you will:

    • Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
    • Learn how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
    • Learn how to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
    • Take a fresh look at challenging relationships, old and new
    • Learn tools to manage caregiver fatigue
    • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
    • Be able to teach simple self-compassion practices to others

    This program is an intensive skills training program. It is a condensed version of the eight-session, empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. MSC is an experiential journey - an adventure in self-discovery and self-kindness - offering periods of instruction and periods of practice. Self-Compassion can be learned by anyone, even those of us who did not learn these skills as children. This program fulfills a prerequisite for becoming a MSC teacher.

    Instructors:

    Tim Burnett, Executive Director of Mindfulness Northwest, Trained MSC Teacher, teacher of MBSR and Compassion Cultivation Training. More on Tim.

    &

    Michelle Becker, senior teacher and teacher trainer for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and the University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness, and licensed marriage and family therapist. More on Michelle.

    Schedule:
    Check-in Sunday 3pm - 5pm, leave after lunch on Friday at 2pm.

    Cost & Registration:
    Tuition for this intensive training retreat is sliding scale $590 - $860 (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system). 

    Note that room & board is an additional charge.

    Room & Board:
    The housing in this former convent is all single rooms costing $610 inclusive. The rooms are small but comfortable and most have en-suite bathrooms.

    Although commuter attendance for $270 is possible we highly encourage you to stay on site. This makes for a much more complete and valuable experience. Please contact us before registering as a commuter so we can discuss the options with you.

    Scholarships

    Two types of scholarship assistance are available:

    • Paying on the low end of the sliding fee scale: please use this option if at all possible.

    • Applying for scholarship assistance: if the low end represents a financial hardship, we have limited additional scholarship funds available. Special consideration is given to military veterans. The link to open a scholarship application is at the bottom of the page during the registration process

    Our funding for scholarships is from donations. Please consider making a donation to our Scholarship Fund.

    Location & Transportation
    Dumas Bay Retreat Centre in Federal Way is a peaceful former convent on the Puget Sound and yet only a 30 minute drive from SeaTac airport.

    For those flying in please see the SeaTac to Dumas Bay Airporter Shuttle for 5-day Mindful Self-Compassion Training (separate sign up and fee).


    Continuing Education Credits:

    Continuing education credits are available in the following categories for an additional $30 charge. 

    Psychologists: This program is sponsored by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 24.0 hours of credit.

    California Licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs: This activity is an approved continuing education program by the American Psychological Association. 24.0 contact hours may be applied to your license renewal through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if APA accreditation meets their requirements.

    Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 28.75 contact hours.


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    • 13 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Seattle, WA
    • 10

    A silent day of continuous practice in Seattle.
      
    A silent day of continuous practice in Seattle led by Mindfulness Northwest teacher Richard Johnson. Richard will lead us in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

    The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and reinvigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Schedule:
    Saturday May 13th, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

    Location:
    TBD
    Seattle, WA

    Cost:
    $50 - $130 regular sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).

    For those in need: further Scholarship and Alumni Discount options are available during registration - please see our Scholarship and Alumni Discount page for more information.

    Registration:

    Register Online or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    Additional Course details:

    A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

    Please bring:

    1) a lunch

    2) warm clothing / layers / rain coat & umbrella/sun protection as needed.

    3) Sitting gear (cushions, bench, yoga mat) if you have them - some will be provided.

    This course will be taught by Mindfulness Northwest instructor Richard Johnson.

    Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

    Related Courses:
    A Day of Mindfulness in Woodinville (day-long retreat)
    Saturday May 27th 9am - 4pm.

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Seattle (8-week class)
    Thursday evenings from April 6th to May 25th.

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Kirkland (8-week class)
    Wednesday evenings from April 12th to May 31st.

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Federal Way (8-week class)
    Wednesday evenings from April 13th to June 1st.

    • 14 May 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Online
    • 20

    A three-hour refresher in mindfulness practice available from home online.


    New! An online 3-hour retreat with Mindfulness Northwest director Tim Burnett. Tim will lead us in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation, gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

    The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes and are seeking a convenient way to continue and renew their practice... from home!

    A virtual gathering to reinvigorate our practice together. Those with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well.

    If you are totally new to meditation this session may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Schedule:
    Sunday May 14th, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Available Online:
    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on logging in will be sent with your registration.

    Cost & Options:
    $40 - $90 regular sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).

    For those in need: further Scholarship and Alumni Discount options are available during registration - please see our Scholarship and Alumni Discount page for more information.

    Registration:

    Register Online or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    Additional Details:
    Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This online retreat is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

    Related Courses:
    ONLINE Fundamentals of Mindfulness - Tuesday evenings + self-paced
    April 11th - May 2nd with meetings on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm plus at-your-own pace materials.

    • 27 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center, 22505 State Route 9 SE Woodinville, WA 98072
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    A silent day of continuous practice at the beautiful Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center.

    A silent day of continuous practice in Woodinville at the beautiful Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center. This new facility, situated on the edge of a hill with spacious views across the valley, is located roughly 20-25 minutes from Bellevue. This day-long retreat will be led by Mindfulness Northwest teacher Karen Schwisow who will quide us in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

    The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and reinvigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Schedule:
    Saturday May 27th, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

    Location:
    Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center
    22505 State Route 9 SE
    Woodinville, WA 98072
    (map)

    Cost & Options:
    $50 - $130 regular sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).

    For those in need: further Scholarship and Alumni Discount options are available during registration - please see our Scholarship and Alumni Discount page for more information.

    Registration:

    Register Online or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    Additional Course details:

    A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

    Please bring:

    1) a lunch

    2) warm clothing / layers / rain coat & umbrella/sun protection as needed.

    3) Sitting gear (cushions, bench, yoga mat) if you have them - some will be provided.

    This course will be taught by Mindfulness Northwest instructor Karen Schwisow.

    Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

    Related Courses:
    A Day of Mindfulness in Seattle (day-long retreat)
    Saturday May 13th 9am - 4pm.

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Kirkland (8-week class)
    Wednesday evenings from April 12th to May 31st.

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Seattle (8-week class)
    Thursday evenings from April 6th to May 25th.

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Federal Way (8-week class)
    Wednesday evenings from April 13th to June 1st.

    • 11 Jun 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Online
    • 20

    A three-hour refresher in mindfulness practice available from home online.

    New! An online 3-hour retreat with Mindfulness Northwest director Tim Burnett. Tim will lead us in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation, gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

    The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes and are seeking a convenient way to continue and renew their practice... from home!

    A virtual gathering to reinvigorate our practice together. Those with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well.

    If you are totally new to meditation this session may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Schedule:
    Sunday June 11th, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Available Online:
    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on logging in will be sent with your registration.

    Cost & Options:
    $40 - $90 regular sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).

    For those in need: further Scholarship and Alumni Discount options are available during registration - please see our Scholarship and Alumni Discount page for more information.

    Registration:

    Register Online or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    Additional Details:
    Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This online retreat is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

    Related Courses:
    ONLINE Fundamentals of Mindfulness - Tuesday evenings + self-paced
    April 11th - May 2nd with meetings on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm plus at-your-own pace materials.

    • 20 Jul 2017
    • 24 Jul 2017
    • Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, 39171 Tassajara Rd. Carmel Valley CA 93924

    Join Tim and Michelle at the beautiful Tassajara Zen Mountain Monastery in California this summer for a 4-day introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion

     REGISTRATION through San Francisco Zen Center

    When we truly see things as they are the only thing that makes sense is compassion. Learn to fully include yourself in this circle of compassion in this warm-hearted, interactive workshop. 

    Suzuki Roshi famously said, “Each of you is perfect the way you are ... and you can use a little improvement.” And yet when we turn towards improvement we often react to the difficulties of life and our own foibles with very little kindness or compassion towards ourselves. Research shows that it doesn’t have to be this way. Motivating ourselves with compassion can be more effective than self-critical patterns.

    Self-compassion is a skill that can be learned by anyone. When we can rely on meeting ourselves with kindness we are able to open more fully to the truth of things as they are. Research has shown that Mindful Self-Compassion boosts life satisfaction, reduces anxiety and depression, and supports other positive choices.

    The program is a hands-on introduction to the empirically supported Mindful Self-Compassion Training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. Through a process of meditation, reflective exercises, dialog, and written reflections we will examine the core supports for increased self-compassion: mindfulness, a felt sense of common humanity, and enhancing our ability to be kind towards ourselves.

    Location

    This retreat will take place at the awe-inspiring Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in the mountains near Big Sur, California. 

    Cost

    $350, general public,
    $297/SF Zen Center member,
    plus room and board.

    Instructors

    Michelle Becker, MFT, MA, senior teacher and teacher trainer for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and the University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness, and licensed marriage and family therapist.





    Nomon Tim Burnett is a Soto Zen Priest and Guiding Teacher of Red Cedar Zen Community in Bellingham, WA. He is also the Executive Director of Mindfulness Northwest, a Trained MSC Teacher, and a teacher of MBSR and Compassion Cultivation Training.

    Register via San Francisco Zen Center

    • 27 Aug 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 01 Sep 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Samish Island Campground, 11633 Scott Road, Bow, WA
    • 50

    The Roots of Compassion: a 5-day Mindfulness & Compassion Practice Retreat.


    The roots grow deep...
    Sunday August 27th - Friday September 1st

    Join us for a 5-day mindfulness and compassion retreat in the style of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at a beautiful retreat site in the Skagit Valley, Washington (roughly 90 minutes north of Seattle). The retreat will be a deep exploration of the roots of mindfulness and compassion practices, both experientially and through a series of talks on Buddhist teachings and connected ideas from philosophy, poetry, and the sciences.

    2017 Roots of Compassion Theme: Mind Training Slogans for Compassion.
    This year we will explore the classic "lojong" (Mind training) slogans of Tibetan Buddhism. These 51 classic slogans bring forward both practical everyday exploration of compassion and philosophical and spiritual pointers towards the depth and wonder of the human heart opening to compassion. Our primary text will be Norman Fischer's modern translation and commentary on these slogans, Training in Compassion. (Note that it is not necessary to own or to bring this book to the retreat but if may make helpful reading before or after our time together).

    Course details:
    This residential retreat will be held mostly in silence and will include a series of gently guided mindfulness practices including sitting meditation, walking meditation, gentle yoga, and the body scan, as well as compassion cultivation and loving kindness meditations.


    This retreat will be highly relevant both to students of mindfulness and compassion interested in deepening their practice and to teachers of mindfulness and compassion who would like to strengthen their background understanding of the Buddhist roots of contemporary programs like MBSR and MSC.

    Simple accommodations (single occupancy in most cases) and all meals will be included.

    Details on what to bring will be sent upon registration.

    Schedule 

    August 27 - September 1, 2017:
    Starts Sunday with 3pm-5pm check-in.
    Closes on Friday by 3pm after camp clean-up.

    Prerequisites
    Before practicing for nearly a full week we recommend that you have experience with mindfulness or related contemplative practices. The retreat is designed firstly for graduates of the intensive 8-week classes in Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and should also be fine for those who have tasted mindfulness or meditation in teacher-led classes, retreats, or meditation centers. Contact us if you have questions about whether this retreat will be appropriate for you.

    Teacher Training and Development
    This retreat meets requirements for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher which requires a 5-day silent retreat before beginning Teacher Training (see the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion website for details). This course also meets the prerequisites for those in the the Center for Mindfulness' Oasis training pathway which requires both 5-day and 7-day retreats. See the CFM website for more information.

    Instructors

    Cost
    $690 - $990 regular sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system). Plus teacher & scholarship donations and an additional surcharge for some housing (see below).

    For those in greater need: further Scholarship and Alumni Discount options are available during registration - please see our Scholarship and Alumni Discount page for more information.

    Registration

    Register Online or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    Location
    Samish Island Campground, 11565 Scott Road, Bow, Washington. Instructions and details will be provided when you register. Samish is about 1 and half hours north of Seattle, and 30 minutes south of Bellingham.

    This beautiful campground maintained by the Community of Christ at the east end of Samish Island (accessible by road) offers stunning views, deep quiet, and simple accommodations. 

    It is not really an island - you can drive there.
    And it's not exactly a campground - there are simple rustic cabins and motel-like "e-cabins" available. RV and tent camping is also available.

    Directions and Transportation
    Directions and more information about Samish are available here.

    Round trip transportation from SeaTac Airport (Seattle) to Samish Island is available with our SeaTac to Samish Island Airporter Shuttle for Roots of Compassion Retreat (follow the link to register).

    Note that there is no public transportation all the way to Samish Island.

    And see also the ride board for help.

    Housing
    Samish "Campground" does not require camping. There are two types of cabins: rustic cabins, which are simple plywood cabins built in the 1950's - they have heat, beds, and share campground bathroom buildings; and e-cabins, which are modern motel-level buildings where two units share a bathroom.

    The 40 rustic cabins are quieter and simpler but one must walk across the lawn to the bathrooms.

    The 16 e-cabins are lighter, more modern, and share a bathroom. There can be more noise in e-cabins due to the sharing of the bathroom and we ask e-cabin residents to be very careful of the noise from doors and bathroom fixtures so as not to disturb their neighbor.

    A surcharge is required for housing in the more modern e-cabins. A $50 surcharge is required for double occupancy in an e-cabin (with a single roommate), and a $100 surcharge is required for single occupancy. This surcharge can be waived in cases of need from disability or age, or for military veterans on scholarships.

    Consider helping us make e-cabins available to more people, and save $50, by requesting double occupancy. We will do our best to match you with a compatible roommate and to honor requests for roommates if you are coming to retreat with a friend.

    You may request: rustic, e-cabin with double occupancy, or e-cabin with single occupancy in the registration process. You may also choose to camp or stay in your RV.

     Rustic Cabins Exterior:  Rustic Cabin Interior:
     Samish rustic cabin  
     E-Cabin Exterior:  E-Cabin Interior:
       

    Expectations of Participants
    By signing up for this retreat you are agreeing to:

    1) Follow the Schedule - participate in the practice schedule as fully as possible. We allow alternate schedules and variations in the schedule due to health needs. This is a structured week of practice with a schedule of practices we will do together starting first thing in the morning. That structure is a powerful support for deepening our mindfulness practice.

    2) Do jobs and chores - do some chores around the camp. You will be assigned an ongoing job or requested to help with cleaning and organizing at the end of the week. The Samish Island Campground is staffed by a small volunteer staff and costs are held low by asking the visiting group to leave the camp as clean as they found it.

    3) Consider making a teacher donation - an on-site opportunity to make a separate donation to the teachers (sometimes called "dana" from the Buddhist tradition around generosity). 

    Unlike our classes and other events we choose to keep the fees low and the retreat accessible by not paying salary to the teachers. Please consider supporting our teachers with an additional donation if possible.

    This additional donation done on site is kept separate from retreat finances.

    • 01 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 04 Sep 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Samish Island Campground, 11633 Scott Road, Bow, WA
    • 50

    Join the trainees in the 2017-18 Mindfulness Teacher Training Program (MTTP - details here) for the Opening Retreat of that program. This is a great way to find out if you'd like to participate in a future MTTP cohort or pursue other mindfulness teacher training.

    We'll explore who we are as mindfulness practitioners and dive deeply into the aspiration to become teachers. 

    There will be a mix of silent and led mindfulness training, exercises in values clarification and discernment, conversations and informal time to meet each other deeply.

    "Discernee" students at this retreat also will help to support the launch of the trainees as they begin their 9-month journey of discovery.

    The retreat will run Friday 5pm - Mon 2pm at this residential retreat space in the Skagit Valley (details below). Room, board, and instruction is included in the registration fees (with a surcharge for some housing choices).

    Plan to be as fully present at the retreat as possible with business at home squared away, cell phone off, and other technology away.

    Location
    Samish Island Campground. 11565 Scott Road, Bow, WA. Instructions and details will be provided when you register. Samish is about 90 minutes north of Seattle and 30 minutes south of Bellingham.

    This beautiful campground maintained by the Community of Christ at the east end of Samish Island (accessible by road) offers stunning views, deep quiet, and simple accommodations. 

    It is not really an island - you can drive there.
    And it's not exactly a campground - there are simple rustic cabins and motel-like "e-cabins" available. RV and tent camping is also available.

    Directions and Transportation
    Directions and more information about Samish are available here. Note that there is no public transportation all the way to Samish Island. You may find our ride board helpful in setting up rideshares and carpools.

    Housing
    Samish "Campground" does not require camping. There are two types of cabins: rustic cabins, which are simple plywood cabins built in the 1950's - they have heat, beds, and share campground bathroom buildings; and e-cabins, which are modern motel-level buildings where two units share a bathroom.

    The 40 rustic cabins are quieter and simpler but one must walk across the lawn to the bathrooms.

    The 16 e-cabins are lighter, more modern, and share a bathroom. There can be more noise in e-cabins due to the sharing of the bathroom and we ask e-cabin residents to be very careful of the noise from doors and bathroom fixtures so as not to disturb their neighbor.

    A surcharge is required for housing in the more modern e-cabins. This surcharge can be waived in cases of need from disability or age, or for military veterans on scholarships.

    A $25 surcharge is required for double occupancy in an e-cabin (with a single roommate), and a $50 surcharge is required for single occupancy. 

    Consider helping us make e-cabins available to more people, and save $25, by requesting double occupancy. We will do our best to match you with a compatible roommate and to honor requests for roommates if you are coming to retreat with a friend.

    You may request: rustic, e-cabin with double occupancy, or e-cabin with single occupancy in the registration process.

     Rustic Cabins Exterior:  Rustic Cabin Interior:
     Samish rustic cabin  
     E-Cabin Exterior:  E-Cabin Interior:
       

    Expectations of Participants
    By signing up for this retreat you are agreeing to:

    1) Follow the Schedule - participate in the practice schedule as fully as possible. We allow alternate schedules and variations in the schedule due to health needs. This is a structured week of practice with a schedule of practices we will do together starting first thing in the morning. That structure is a powerful support for deepening our mindfulness practice.

    2) Do jobs and chores - do some chores around the camp. You will be assigned an ongoing job or requested to help with cleaning and organizing at the end of the week. The Samish Island Campground is staffed by a small volunteer staff and costs are held low by asking the visiting group to leave the camp as clean as they found it.

    Additional Notes:

    • Enrolled members of the MTTP should not register for this event. This retreat is included in the MTTP registration and tuition.
    • Joining us for this retreat is a separate process from the application process for the MTTP - please see the MTTP Pages for details on our 9-month training in the fundamentals of teaching mindfulness.
    • 15 Oct 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 22 Oct 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Samish Island Campground, 11633 Scott Road, Bow, WA
    • 53
    Co-Sponsored by The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society.  The roots grow deep...

    The Roots of Mindfulness - a week of extended Mindfulness Practice.

    Sunday October 15 - Sunday October 22

    Join us for a full week-long retreat of mindfulness practices in the style of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at a beautiful retreat site in the Skagit Valley (roughly 90 minutes north of Seattle). The retreat will be a deep exploration of the roots of mindfulness practice both experientially and through a series of talks on Buddhist teachings and connected ideas from philosophy, poetry, and the sciences.

    2017 Roots of Mindfulness Theme: Beginner's Mind
    This year we will explore the teachings of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, author of the classic book Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, who coined the term "beginner's mind." Jon Kabat-Zinn, when he designed MBSR in the 1970's, named beginner's mind as a key "Foundational Attitude" for effective participation in mindfulness training. 

    Course details
    This residential retreat will be held mostly in silence and will include a series of gently guided mindfulness practices including sitting meditation, walking meditation, gentle yoga, and the body scan. 


    This retreat will be highly relevant both to mindfulness students interested in deepening their practice and to teachers of mindfulness who would like to strengthen their background understanding of the Buddhist roots of MBSR.

    Simple accommodations (single occupancy in most cases) and all meals will be included.

    Details on what to bring will be sent upon registration.

    Schedule 

    October 15 - 22, 2017:
    Starts Sunday October 15th (3pm-5pm check-in).
    Closes Sunday October 22nd by 3pm after camp clean-up.

    Prerequisites
    Before practicing for a full week we recommend that you have experience with mindfulness or related contemplative practices. The retreat is designed firstly for graduates of the intensive 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction class and should also be fine for those who have tasted mindfulness or meditation in teacher-led classes, retreats, or meditation centers. Contact us if you have questions about whether this retreat will be appropriate for you.

    Teacher Training and Development
    This course meets the prerequisites for those in the the Center for Mindfulness' Oasis training pathway. See the CFM website for more information. It meets CFM's requirement to attend an annual, silent, teacher-led retreat of at least 7 days for ongoing development and one of the 4 required retreats before certification as an MBSR teacher. This retreat also meets requirements for training as a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher which requires a 5-day silent retreat before beginning Teacher Training (see the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion website for details).

    Instructors

    Cost
    $690 - $990 regular sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system). Plus teacher & scholarship donations and an additional surcharge for some housing options (see below).

    For those in greater need: further Scholarship support is available. Please see our Scholarship page for more information.

    Registration

    Register Online or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    Location
    Samish Island Campground, 11565 Scott Road, Bow, Washington. Instructions and details will be provided when you register. Samish is about 90 minuntes north of Seattle and 30 minutes south of Bellingham.

    This beautiful campground maintained by the Community of Christ at the east end of Samish Island (accessible by road) offers stunning views, deep quiet, and simple accommodations. 

    It is not really an island - you can drive there.
    And it's not exactly a campground - there are simple rustic cabins and motel-like "e-cabins" available. RV and tent camping is also available.

    Directions and Transportation
    Directions and more information about Samish are available here.

    Round trip transportation from SeaTac Airport (Seattle) to Samish Island is available with our SeaTac to Samish Island Airporter Shuttle for Roots of Mindfulness Retreat.

    Note that there is no public transportation all the way to Samish Island.

    And see also the ride board for setting up ride shares.

    Housing
    Samish "Campground" does not require camping. There are two types of cabins: rustic cabins, which are simple plywood cabins built in the 1950's - they have heat, beds, and share campground bathroom buildings; and e-cabins, which are modern motel-level buildings where two units share a bathroom.

    The 40 rustic cabins are quieter and simpler but one must walk across the lawn to the bathrooms.

    The 16 e-cabins are lighter, more modern, and share a bathroom. There can be more noise in e-cabins due to the sharing of the bathroom and we ask e-cabin residents to be very careful of the noise from doors and bathroom fixtures so as not to disturb their neighbor.

    A surcharge is required for housing in the more modern e-cabins. A $50 surcharge is required for double occupancy in an e-cabin (with a single roommate), and a $100 surcharge is required for single occupancy. This surcharge can be waived in cases of need from disability or age, or for those on scholarships.

    Consider helping us make e-cabins available to more people, and save $50, by requesting double occupancy. We will do our best to match you with a compatible roommate and to honor requests for roommates if you are coming to retreat with a friend.

    During the registration process, you may request one of these housing options: rustic, e-cabin with double occupancy, e-cabin with single occupancy, or RV or camping.

     Rustic Cabins Exterior:  Rustic Cabin Interior:
     Samish rustic cabin  
     E-Cabin Exterior:  E-Cabin Interior:
       

    Expectations of Participants
    By signing up for this retreat you are agreeing to:

    1) Follow the Schedule - participate in the practice schedule as fully as possible. We allow alternate schedules and variations in the schedule due to health needs. This is a structured week of practice with a schedule of practices we will do together starting first thing in the morning. That structure is a powerful support for deepening our mindfulness practice.

    2) Do jobs and chores - do some chores around the camp. You will be assigned an ongoing job or requested to help with cleaning and organizing at the end of the week. The Samish Island Campground is staffed by a small volunteer staff and costs are held low by asking the visiting group to leave the camp as clean as they found it.

    3) Consider making a teacher donation - an on-site opportunity to make a separate donation to the teachers (sometimes called "dana" from the Buddhist tradition around generosity). 

    Unlike our classes and other events we choose to keep the fees low and the retreat accessible by not paying salary to the teachers. Please consider supporting our teachers with an additional donation if possible.

    This additional donation done on site is kept separate from retreat finances.

Past retreats

08 Jan 2017 Meeting Mindfulness - an Introductory Retreat for Healthcare Professionals [MM-WPHP]
05 Nov 2016 A Day of Mindfulness in Seattle
30 Oct 2016 A Day of Mindfulness in Bellingham
29 Oct 2016 A Day of Mindfulness in Kirkland
16 Oct 2016 Roots of Mindfulness Retreat 2016
11 Sep 2016 (Whole U) Meeting Mindfulness - an Introductory Retreat for the UW & Seattle Community
28 Aug 2016 (DOM-Semiahmoo) A Summer Day of Mindfulness at Semiahmoo
27 Aug 2016 (DOM-Kenmore) A Summer Day of Mindfulness at Saint Edward State Park
30 Apr 2016 Meeting Mindfulness - an Introductory Retreat for the UW & Seattle Community
08 Apr 2016 Spring Weekend Mindfulness Retreat
05 Mar 2016 Winter Day of Mindfulness at Semiahmoo
27 Feb 2016 Winter Day of Mindfulness at Bastyr
21 Jan 2016 Mindfulness Teachers of the Northwest - A Gathering
12 Dec 2015 FULL! Meeting Mindfulness - an Introductory Retreat for the Seattle Community
06 Nov 2015 The Roots of Mindfulness Retreat
06 Nov 2015 Fall Weekend Mindfulness Retreat
01 Oct 2015 Teacher Training Discernment Retreat
26 Sep 2015 Meeting Mindfulness - an Introductory Retreat for the UW Community
18 Sep 2015 Mindfulness: Effective Delivery, Wise Response - A Workshop for Psychologists
22 Aug 2015 A Summer Day of Mindfulness at Semiahmoo
25 Apr 2015 (Wenatchee) Introductory Workshop in Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals
10 Apr 2015 Spring Weekend Mindfulness Retreat
09 Jan 2015 Mindfulness Teachers of the Northwest - A Gathering
08 Jan 2015 Free Evening of Mindfulness (Bellingham) - Thursday Evening
07 Jan 2015 Free Hour of Mindfulness (Bellingham) - Wednesday Noon
06 Jan 2015 Free Evening of Mindfulness (Bellingham) - Tuesday Evening
07 Nov 2014 Fall Weekend Mindfulness Retreat
17 May 2014 A Day of Mindfulness (May 2014, Samish County Park)

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