Join us for a 7-day silent retreat in the style of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from the comfort of your own home. 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.
The retreat starts at 7:00pm on Sunday and closes at 12:30pm on the following Sunday, with breaks for meals and an ample open period in the middle of the day which can be used for more formal practice on your own, exercise, personal care or any necessary home or work business that must be attended to. The full schedule is available here.
THEME: ENGAGING WITH DIFFICULTY
The practices led, and the talks by Tim and Robin, will focus on the ways mindfulness and compassion support each other as we engage with difficult circumstances. The teachers will explore the Buddhist teaching of transcendental dependent arising, applying ancient Buddhist wisdom to the everyday stresses and deeper concerns of our times.
WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR
- Students of mindfulness and compassion interested in deepening their practice
- Teachers who’d like to strengthen their understanding of the Buddhist roots of contemporary mindfulness
- Adults age 18 and over
Before practicing for nearly a full week we recommend that you have experience with mindfulness or related contemplative practices. The retreat is designed first 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 prerequisite requirements of a 5-day silent, guided retreat for the following teacher training programs:
- Mindfulness Northwest – Mindfulness Teacher Training Program
- Center for Mindful Self-Compassion – Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training
- UCSD Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute (MBPTI) – MBSR 6-Day Teacher Training Intensive
For what to expect at an online retreat, click HERE.
Sunday, October 10 at 7pm – Sunday, October 17 at 12:30pm
Tuition is offered on a sliding scale ($455-$850). We also offer payment plans and a limited number of scholarships for each program. No need to apply; simply choose the amount that’s right for your budget.
Registration closes at 11:55pm on Friday, October 8.
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