Mindfulness Weekend Retreat

From May 27, 2017 10:00 am until May 29, 2017 12:00 pm

Overview:

It is easy to spend an hour, a day, or even a lifetime so caught up with thoughts, concerns, and activities as to preclude understanding deeply what makes us operate the way we do. People can easily be clueless as to what motivates them, the nature of their reactions and feelings, and even, at times, what they are thinking about. The first step in mindfulness practice is to notice and take stock of who we are. What is going on in the body, in the mind, in our emotional life? What underlying dispositions are operating?

This part of mindfulness practice is a simple process of discovery; it is not judging something as good or bad. Meditative discovery is supported by stillness. Whatever our degree of stillness, it acts as a backdrop to highlight what is going on. It doesn’t take much stillness to notice a racing, agitated mind. Discovery means becoming familiar with what a racing mind is like instead of being critical of it. What is the mind itself like, and what is its effect on the body? What emotions are present? What thoughts and beliefs?

The knowing aspect of mindfulness is deliberate and conscious. Join us for a weekend of mindfulness training through various forms of meditation and group discussion.

Daily Schedule:

Saturday and Sunday: Monring Session 10:00 am - Noon, Lunch Break Noon - 1:30pm, Afternoon Session 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Monday: Morning Session 10:00 am - Noon, Followed by a potluck lunch

You are encouraged (not required) to participate all sessions.