Fall Weekend Retreat 2022 – Finding the Space

by Tim Burnett, September 2022 FALL WEEKEND RETREAT 2022 In September 2022, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher Tim Burnett led a weekend retreat at the Samish Island Retreat Center focussed on “finding the space.”  We offer two or...

Roots of Compassion 2022 – Four Practices for Connecting Deeply

by Tim Burnett, August 2022 THE BUDDHIST ROOTS OF MINDFULNESS 2022 In August 2022, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher Tim Burnett co-led a 5-day retreat on the Buddhist teachings on connecting deeply using the four traditional practices...

Talking About Social Justice ~ Tim Burnett & Carolyn McCarthy

Just over a year ago, a Minneapolis police officer murdered George Floyd. Like so many individuals and organizations, Mindfulness Northwest heard this wake-up call. Instead of an immediate public response, we’ve turned inward, toward self-examination. We wanted to...

Contemplative Self-Care ~ Tim Burnett

Dear Friends, Lately I’ve been thinking about how I can support myself better in living more deeply in the way I intend: to be more grounded and deliberate in my choices at home, especially. And since I’m home so much more, this matters. Work, play, rest,...

Roots of Mindfulness 2020 – The Three Marks of Existence

by Tim Burnett & Robin Boudette, October 2020 THE BUDDHIST ROOTS OF MINDFULNESS 2020 In October 2020, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher Tim Burnett co-led a 7-day retreat on the teachings on the foundational Buddhist teaching of the...

Roots of Compassion 2020 – Deep Teachings on Patience

by Tim Burnett, September 2020 THE BUDDHIST ROOTS OF MINDFULNESS 2020 In August 2020, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher Tim Burnett co-led a 5-day retreat on the Buddhist teachings on patience with reference to the 8th Century Indian teacher...

The Thread You Follow ~ Tim Burnett

Dear Friends, There’s a poem by William Stafford called “The Way It Is” that we share in class sometimes: There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You...

Roots of Mindfulness 2019 – The Seven Factors of Awakening

by Tim Burnett & Robin Boudette, October 2019 LECTURES FROM THE FALL 2019 ROOTS OF MINDFULNESS RETREAT In October 2019, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher Tim Burnett co-led a 7-day retreat on the Buddhist teachings of the Seven Factors...

Roots of Compassion 2019 – Training the Mind

by Tim Burnett, August 2019 THE BUDDHIST ROOTS OF MINDFULNESS 2019 In August 2019, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher Tim Burnett co-led a 5-day retreat on the Buddhist teachings of lojong, or mind training, which support the development of...

Roots of Mindfulness 2019 – The Practice of Dedication

by Tim Burnett, March 2019 THE BUDDHIST ROOTS OF MINDFULNESS 2019 In March 2019, Mindfulness Northwest director and leader teacher Tim Burnett led a weekend retreat and gave two talks focused on the idea of dedication.   Talk 1 (Saturday)   Talk Notes...