Multi-Day Retreats

    • 8 Jan 2021
    • 6:00 PM (PST)
    • 13 Jan 2021
    • 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 53
    Register

    Deep Winter Retreat
    A 5-day Silent Mindfulness & Compassion Practice Retreat


    What people are saying...

    Join us for a 5-day online mindfulness and compassion retreat in the style of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in 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.


    Deep Winter Retreat Theme: 
    We'll meet women Zen Buddhist teachers through the ages by exploring a selection of the powerful teaching stories found in the book The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women (Caplow & Moon, 2013). Awakened women have been living amongst us since the beginning. We'll investigate some of their stories and see how they can inform our lives and mindfulness practice during our own turbulent times in the 21st century.

    Notes from Online Retreat Participants

    "I was surprised and delighted by how easily a sense of community developed in the online format."

    "I learned that a retreat isn’t really about going away. It’s about giving permission and time and space to just practice."

    "This format pushed me to establish a space for daily practice that works!"

    "I never expected an online retreat to compare with live, but I got so much deep practice and insights."

    "I felt deep relaxation which is important during these trying times."

    Read complete participant reports.

    Course details

    This Live Online retreat features 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. Lead Instructor, Tim Burnett, will offer daily talks and will be available for private interviews. 

    The daily schedule allows an integration of committed meditation practice, teachings, and your life at home.

    We will be away from the screen for most of the afternoon.

    We have found this format leads to an engagement with this work that is both deep and realistic.

    We aren't simply "moving" our retreat from in-person to Zoom. Rather we have reinvented a home-based retreat. Students report that the format is nourishing and supportive, especially during this difficult time. 

    Who this event is 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

    Getting ready for a multi-day online retreat:

    You will need a quiet room or corner (headphones can help) for our periods of formal practice. You can do our integrated online retreats at home or you could consider booking yourself a stay somewhere for a personal retreat. Both work well.

    Our online "retreats" are not so much retreats in terms of getting away from it all but an opportunity to integrate committed mindfulness practice into your life at home. It will be a time to explore seeing everything in life as part of the retreat - an opportunity to  show up with awareness, acceptance and kindness to every moment of the day whether it's during meditation with Zoom, helping your children, exercising, handling essential work tasks, or if you need to run an errand. 

    More on our online retreats, including reports from past participants.

    Prerequisites

    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.

    Instructors

    Rev. Tim Burnett, Teacher: Guiding Instructor and Executive Director at Mindfulness Northwest

    Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher and trained Mindfulness Teacher

    Location: Live Online using Zoom (contact info is emailed upon registration).

    Schedule
    Our online retreat days will run from 7:00 am Pacific time until 8:30 pm 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.  

    Starts Friday, January 8, at 6 PM.

    Closes Wednesday, January 13, at 3 PM.
         Full schedule available here

    Cost: $610 - $325   Sliding Scale Tuition.

    We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. We can only offer limited quantities of scholarship tuition so please register early.

    Note that there will also be an opportunity during registration to practice generosity by making a contribution to our Accessibility Fund so that others without means can attend.

    Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 


    Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

    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

    With registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.

    Cancellation Policy:
    For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Our other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

    See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.

    • 12 May 2021
    • 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • 17 May 2021
    • 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • Indralaya Retreat Center, 360 Indralaya Rd, Eastsound WA 98245
    Register

    NOTICE:  We do not yet know if this Retreat will be:
    (1) 
    in-person, as usual, 
    (2) 
    a socially-distanced retreat, 
    (3) 
    or a live online retreat.

    Please register for Free below to be added to our Waitlist
    and to receive High Priority Updates.

    Wednesday afternoon, May 12, through Monday morning, May 17, 2021

    Join us for a 5-day retreat of mindfulness practices in the style of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at Orcas Island's beautiful retreat site, Indralaya, in the San Juan Islands. 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.

    Indralaya Retreat Theme: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

    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 and all meals will be included.

    Details on what to bring will be sent by Indralaya upon registration.



    Schedule
    Starts Wednesday, with 3 PM check-in. Closes the following Monday, with 11 AM check-out. Shuttle service from the ferry is available (details below).

    What students are saying…
    Prerequisites

    Before practicing for a full 5-days we recommend that you have experience with mindfulness or related contemplative practices. The retreat is designed first 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 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

    Instructors

    Rev. Tim Burnett, Lead Teacher: Executive Director and Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest has been leading multi-day retreats in both the mindfulness and Zen Buddhist styles for many years. For these retreats Tim loves offering a universal ("secular") mindfulness retreat experience while also plumbing the depth of Buddhist texts and philosphy that form one of the deep roots of this work. Please see the Roots Talks section of our website for examples of Tim's teachings at these retreats.

    Teresa JohnsonMindfulness Northwest Instructor. Teresa holds a BA in Secondary Education, and completed the Mindful Schools and Making Friends with Yourself trainings to teach mindfulness and mindful self-compassion to youth grades K-12 .  Teresa is a Certified Mindfulness teacher and working on her MBSR certification in the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training program.  Facilitating and witnessing inner growth brings her great joy, and she’s excited about the many opportunities to do this in her roles with Mindfulness Northwest.


    Cost

    Cost range for this 5-day retreat including room, board, and instruction is TBD and also depends on housing. Work exchange scholarships will be available from Indralaya (retreat venue).

    Registration for this event will be done directly with Indralaya Retreat Center in early 2021.  Want to be the first to hear about the opening date for Registration? Click below to be added to our waitlist.

    Join Waitlist Now

    Location
    Instructions and details will be provided when you register with Indralaya Retreat Center. Indralaya is located on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington state.

    This beautiful location is a 78-acre sanctuary  of forest, meadows, and trails along 3/4 of a mile of shoreline.  

    Directions 
    Directions and more information about Indralaya Retreat Center are available here.

    Ferry
    Note that there is no public transportation all the way to Indralaya Retreat Center. In addition, a ferry ride from Anacortes or from Friday Harbor/Sydney is needed in order to get to Indralaya. Plan your trip and make ferry reservations in advance if you plan to bring a vehicle: Ferry Schedule.

    Indralaya Retreat Center Shuttle Service from Orcas Island Ferry Landing
    Indralaya will offer a shuttle service from the Orcas Island ferry landing to the Retreat Center between the hours of 1:45 pm - 5 pm  on May 12th (the start-date of  this retreat).  In addition, shuttle service to the Orcas Island ferry landing also available before our noon check-out on May 17th. 

    Indralaya's shuttle service only operates during these timeframes on the start and end dates of our retreat.

    Need a ride or want to help others with transportation to the Anacortes  ferry dock or all the way to Indralaya? 
    See our carpooling page for setting up ride shares.

    Accommodations at Indralaya

    Indralaya Retreat Center offers three types of cabins: Sleeping Cabins, Plumbing Cabins, and Round House.

    Most cabins at Indralaya are Sleeping Cabins. These are simple, rustic, and warmed with wood burning stoves or electric heat. They share the use of a nearby bathhouse. Sleeping cabins vary in size and can accommodate an average of 2 - 4 guests.

    Plumbing Cabins vary in size and amenities. There are seven of these cabins on site and all include a shower, sink, and toilet. A surcharge is required for lodging in the Plumbing cabins.

    The Round House has seven sleeping rooms with shared use of 2.5 bathrooms and a common area with a kitchenette. Rooms are both double and single occupancy. A surcharge is required for lodging in the Round House.

    Small RV or tent camping is also available.

    During the registration process, you may request one of these options: Sleeping Cabin, Plumbing Cabin, Round House, or RV or tent camping. 

    Sleeping Cabin: Plumbing Cabin:
       
     Round House: Small RV and Tent Camping:
       


    Meals

    The delicious vegetarian meals served at Indralaya Retreat Center are a reflection of their mission to honor and engage with nature in ways that cause the least harm, foster compassion, and encourage mindfulness in how we interact with the world. All meals are included in the registration price. We can accommodate nearly any dietary request - just let us know in the Comments field during registration.

    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) Participate in After Meal Chores and End-of-Retreat Clean-up - As members of the camp community, everyone is asked to participate in after-meal cleanup. Visitors are also asked to clean their own cabins at the end of each visit, preparing them for the next guest. Indralaya Retreat Center is maintained by a small volunteer staff and costs are held low by asking the visiting group to leave the facility as clean as they found it.

    Join Waitlist Now

    Our other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

       See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software