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. 


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

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. 

Finding Stillness:
Creating Wellbeing through Mindfulness

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. 

Embodying Resilience

With Sandrine Harris and Sondra Loring

January 5–7, 2018
Each new year unfolds another layer of our lives. When we listen in, mindfully attending with our bodies and minds, we cultivate a deeper connection with ourselves, increasing our sense of personal resilience as well as our capacity for vitality and joy in the everyday.
Mindfulness | Movement

Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

With Sharon Gutterman

January 26-28, 2018
This retreat is ideal for people new to MBSR as well as those who want to be introduced to the program before committing to the series.
Mindfulness | Shoreline

Love Meets Wisdom

With Jon Aaron

February 2–4, 2018
Join us for a unique workshop where we will explore — through breathwork, yoga poses, meditation, and group discussion — how we can transform the compassion we cultivate on our yoga mats into authentic, empowered action in the world.
Mindfulness | Shoreline

Creativity: Zentangle® Weekend Retreat

With Beth Malley and Janet Valencis

February 9–11, 2018
Learn or deepen your artistic journey using the Zentangle method, working with various art mediums as a conduit for mindful exploration and practice.
Creativity and Art | Mindfulness

Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat for Veterans

With Suzanne Manafort and Robin Gilmartin

February 16–18, 2018
This retreat, designed specifically for veterans and their spouses or partners, teaches powerful mind-body practices that strengthen resilience, bring peace of mind, and relieve traumatic symptoms.
Mindfulness | Movement

The Yoga of Recovery:
The Path of Embodied Health

With Aruni Futuronski

February 16–18, 2018
In this workshop we will consider addiction as a body-centered process. Using the tools of yoga on and off the mat and the principles of 12-step recovery, we will create strategies for practice, healing and wholeness.
Mindfulness | Movement

Living in the Present Moment of Clinical Work:
Mindfulness Skills for Mental Health Professionals

With Arnie Kozak, Ph.D.

February 20–22, 2018
This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of mindfulness meditation and application in clinical practice that will help them to be more present while simultaneously protecting them from professional burnout.
Mindfulness | Continuing Education

The Healing Power of Meditation

With Paul Epstein

March 16-18, 2018
Learn to build resiliency and connect with your source of inner strength and healing. 

Waking Up Together:
A Weekend of Zen Practice

With Robert Kennedy Roshi

March 23-25, 2018
During this weekend retreat, we’ll explore Zen practice from an experiential and embodied perspective.
Mindfulness | Spirituality

The Field of Belonging: Coming Home to
Ourselves, Our Purpose, Our Loves

With Maria Sirois

April 6-8, 2018
In this mindful exploration, we will journey back into ourselves to uncover the myths we hold about loneliness and belonging, the capacity to hold steady, and the rubies of wisdom ready to be uncovered.
Mindfulness | Compassion

Spring Mindfulness Retreat
Renewal in Rest:
Planting Seeds of Transformation

With Miranda Chapman

April 24-26, 2018
Through movement, stillness, and dialogue, we invite in the verdant qualities of spring and the emergence from the introspection and sleepiness of winter.
Mindfulness | Movement

Mindful Compassion:
Gateway to Freedom, Joy and Peace

With Carolyn Harris

April 27-29, 2018
In this retreat, we invite you to learn how to practice self-compassion and compassion for others through meditation, curiosity, awareness, and gentle movement.
Mindfulness | Compassion | Spirituality

Embracing the Perennial:
Exploring the Mystic Heart of the World’s Religions

With Rami Shapiro

May 4–6, 2018
In this daylong retreat, we'll return back to the body, exploring embodied wisdom practices to bring us back to self. We will engage in mindful movement, meditation and compassionate dialogue and practice in an effort to support our sustainability.

Walking the Path Together:
Mindfulness Weekend for Couples

With Susan and Brandon Nappi

May 11-12, 2018
Join us for an exploration of how to deepen the connection we feel with our partner.
Mindfulness | Compassion

Nurturing the Heart

With Brother Phap Hai

May 18–20, 2018
This retreat is an exploration of essential Buddhist teachings on nutriment offered by Brother Phap Hai, senior student of Thich Nhat Hanh.
Mindfulness | Spirituality

Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

With Cheryl Jones

June 1–3, 2018
This retreat is ideal for people new to MBSR as well as those who want to be introduced to the program before committing to the series.

Four-Night Silent Retreat: Coming Home to Kindness

With Jon Aaron and Elaine Retholtz

June 13–17, 2018
A silent retreat is a vital way to nourish our personal meditation practice. It is life-enhancing for everyone who attends and particularly important for those who work with mindfulness-based interventions.
Mindfulness | Silent

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
for Educators

With Jelena Popovic

June 27–June 29, 2018
Learn how to bring mindfulness and self-compassion into your personal and professional life so you may live with greater intention, clarity, and groundedness. 
Mindfulness | Compassion

Buddha & Christ: Their Life & Destiny

With Fr. Michael Holleran

June 29 - July 1, 2018
Both Buddhism and Christianity begin with actual historical figures. Come and explore their lives and the fascinating points of comparison. 

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