Residential Retreats are multi-day teacher-led silent meditation retreats. After initial introductory greetings and information your instructors will explain how silent retreat practice works to support you in having a deep immersion in the practices of mindfulness and compassion. The daily schedule will include gently guided sitting and walking meditation, morning teachings, mindful movement, and the body scan, as well as compassion cultivation and loving-kindness meditations.
We also offer Residential Trainings for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). These are 5-day residential trainings which are much more interactive. Please see What to Expect at Residential Trainings for more information.
This all contributes to creating a strong and seamless container from which the whole group benefits.
We are honored to support each participant in their meditation practice regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual identity, age, physical ability, political affiliation, or religion.
Your instructors will go over these guidelines in detail at the orientation meeting on the first evening of your retreat.
Silence practice includes:
The intention is to settle deeply into your own experience and to not interact with others, allowing everyone space to have the retreat they need to have.
At our silent retreats we do offer a means to communicate essential information to the retreat leaders by leaving them a note. Please: