Overnight Retreats with Master Teachers

Master teachers from around the world and around the corner come to our campus to share their wisdom and teach contemplative practices that have the power to inspire you, deepen your connections, and transform your life. Themes are diverse – from mindfulness and movement to compassion, spirituality, creativity and art. You’re welcome to browse and register online for any offering that calls to you. 


Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat for Mothers

With Hunter Clarke-Fields and Carla Naumburg

March 31-April 2, 2017
Recharge with yoga and mindfulness practices especially for moms.

Moving into Stillness: Running as Meditation

With Vanessa Zuisei Goddard

May 19-21, 2017
Explore running as a moving meditation, a way to study the body and mind and examine the dynamic dance between stillness and movement. Running experience helpful but not essential.   
Mindfulness | Movement

Loving Life:
A Mindful Approach to Happiness, Health and Love Within

With Maria Sirois

June 2–4, 2017
Explore mindfulness as a foundation for inner serenity and kindness toward yourself that will increase your wellbeing, contentment, joy, and sense of meaning.
Mindfulness | Shoreline Retreat at Mercy Center

Lovingkindness Retreat

With Sharon Salzberg

June 9-11, 2017
Through talks, guided meditations, and writing exercises, explore the relevance of right intention, right speech, and right action in cultivating kindness in our hearts and minds.

Mindfulness for Educators

With Cory Muscara

June 30–July 2, 2017
Learn how to bring mindfulness into your personal and professional life so you may live with greater intention, clarity, and groundedness. 
Mindfulness | Education 

Trauma-Informed and Trauma-Focused Approaches to Teaching Mindfulness:
A Professional Training

With Trish Magyara and Char Wilkins

July 28–30, 2017
Learn how to deliver trauma-informed mindfulness meditation, practices and psychotherapy in a way that is healing for people with trauma histories. For mental health professionals, teachers and teachers-in-training of mindfulness-based programs. 
Mindfulness | Continuing Education

Living from Your Center:
Integrating Mind, Body and Spirit

With Nadia Colburn, Ph.D.

August 18–20, 2017
Use the tools of mindfulness, yoga, and writing to go deeply within, reconnect with yourself, and emerge recharged with a renewed sense of equanimity, purpose and clarity. 

Introduction to MBSR

With Tracey Sondik

September 15–17, 2017
The benefits of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) are widely known. Here’s your chance to learn many of the same practices and principles in a weekend retreat.

Meditation as a Tool
for Emotional Healing and Spiritual Transformation

With  Bhante Wimala

September 29 – October 1, 2017
Join us for a peaceful, restorative weekend, learning and practicing the teachings of the Buddha with a world-renowned teacher.
Mindfulness | Spirituality

Five-Night Silent Retreat:
Coming Home to Kindness

With Beth Mulligan and Jon Aaron

October 3 to 8, 2017
Renew and deepen your practice of compassion and mindfulness meditation in a supportive environment enhanced by silence.

Midweek Retreat: Embodying Presence

With Sandrine Harris

October 10–12, 2017
Find the path to awareness and the gift of living in the present moment through the practice of meditative movement, breathwork, and mindfulness meditation.  
Mindfulness | Movement

Triumph of the Human Spirit:
Reflections on Stress and Human Spirituality

With Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

October 20–22, 2017
Learn from the stressors in your life and their potential to transform the rough edges of the soul while strengthening your spiritual fortitude and health.  

The Marriage of Yoga and Meditation,
or Steadying the Gaze of Awareness in the Mind, Heart and Body

With Jeff Collins and Gisela Konrad

November 10–12, 2017 
This classic, two-night silent retreat nurtures the intimacy with our true nature through sitting and walking meditation and the practice of yoga. 
Mindfulness } Movement

Annual Autumn Retreat:
Building Resilience and Self-Care Through Mindfulness Practice

With Miranda Chapman

November 17-19, 2017
Engage in yoga, meditation and mindfulness, dialogue and experiential exercises that allow you to cultivate the resilience and self-care that help you weather any storm. 

Move Through the Holidays with Joy and Ease
(No Matter What Has
or Hasn’t Happened This Year)

With Cheryl Jones

December 1–3, 2017
Explore ways to navigate the holiday season with grace and ease. We’ll engage in reflective exercises that include journaling, group discussion, meditation and mindful movement.
Mindfulness | Movement

Christian Contemplative Retreat:
Light Sitting in Light

With Fr. Martin Laird

December 8–10, 2017
Join us for a silent weekend of prayer with conferences and periods of discussion that deepen understanding of the subtle and simple practice of stillness and contemplation. 

In the Spotlight

Loving Life:
A Mindful Approach to Happiness,
Health, and Love Within

Maria Sirois
June 2–4, 2017

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