Multi-Day Retreats

    • 11 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • 18 Oct 2020
    • 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 43
    Register

    NOW OFFERED LIVE ONLINE!

    The Roots of Mindfulness:
    A 7-day Silent Mindfulness Practice Retreat


    What people are saying...

    Join us for a full week-long retreat of mindfulness practices in the style of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the comfort of your own home. 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.

    Roots of Mindfulness Theme: 
    We'll explore the core Buddhist teaching called the "Three Marks of Existence." The Three Marks are impermanence, not-self, and suffering. The Buddha taught that much of our suffering arises around our not fully meeting the way things are in regard to these three dimensions. And the good news is that we can practice a deeper understanding and acceptance of reality leading to greater freedom and happiness. You can read some background on this teaching here. Robin and Tim will unpack these ideas from early Buddhism and apply them to our daily lives in the modern world and in light of world events around the pandemic and our growing understanding of systemic oppression. 

    Online Schedule Details/Clarification
    The retreat starts at 6:00pm on Sunday the 11th and closes at 3:00pm on Sunday the 18th. For the full schedule which includes a flexible period from 12:30pm - 4:00pm daily please follow this link.

    Course details
    This Live Online 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, as well as compassion cultivation and loving kindness meditations.

    Private individual interviews and small group interviews with the instructors will also be available.

    The daily schedule allows an integration of committed meditation practice, teachings, and your life at home. We will have us 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 re-invented a home-based retreat. This format has been very effective for lead teacher, Tim Burnett, in previous retreats. 

    Who this event is for: 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 contemporary programs like MBSR.

    Getting ready for a multi-day online retreat (also see our 'How to Prepare for an Online Silent Retreat' page here:)
    You will need a quiet room or corner (headphones can help) for our periods of formal practice and we invite you to think about the rest of the day. 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.

    When we are not together formally on Zoom, you will be invited to integrate your practice into the situation you find yourself in. While we recommend having a conversation with family ahead of the retreat around maintaining a quieter home environment, we also encourage being very flexible and accommodating to the needs of family, peers, or essential work during the retreat week.

    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 and 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, Lead Teacher: Executive Director 

    and Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest

    Robin Boudette, PhD, co-teacher: Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Clinical Psychologist, and director of Mindfulness for Everyone in Princeton, NJ.

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

    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

    Schedule 

    Our online retreat days will run from 7 am Pacific time until 8 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 Sunday, October 11, at 6:00 PM. 
    Closes Sunday, October 18, at 3:00 PM.
    Full schedule available here.

    Cost: $850 - $455 Sliding Scale Tuition.

    We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Food, lodging, and teachings are included in our all-inclusive registration fees. There is an additional surcharge for some lodging options (see below).

    Note that there will also be an opportunity during registration to practice generosity by making a contribution to our Accessibility Fund so that others with fewer means can attend.

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

    Registration:     

     REGISTER ONLINE 

    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.


    • 8 Jan 2021
    • 6:00 PM (PST)
    • 13 Jan 2021
    • 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 55
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    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 tending the world's hearths 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. Daily lectures and individual private interviews with Lead Instructor Tim Burnett will also be available.

    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 re-invented a home-based retreat. This format has been very effective for lead teacher, Tim Burnett, in previous retreats. 

    Who this event is for: This adult event will be highly relevant to students of mindfulness and compassion interested in deepening their practice and to teachers of mindfulness and compassion who would like to strengthen their background understanding of the Buddhist roots of contemporary programs like MBSR and MSC.

    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 and we invite you to think about the rest of the day. 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 and 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.

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