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 guiding teacher 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.
Saturday March 24th, 10:00am - 4:00pm (arrivals 9:30 - 10:00am)
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 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).
Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.
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, and sitting and walking meditation practiced together in silence.
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 guiding teacher 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 proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.
Other Offerings in the Area:
Free Drop-In Practice Group
Every Thursday evening from February 1st to March 29th