As we travel through this fast-paced world of distraction and responsibility, we seek to live fully in each moment with courage, stability and with compassion for ourselves and others. Awaken the happiness, resilience and peace you have inside at Copper Beech.

Copper Beech Institute is a refuge of calm—an idyllic retreat center for meditation and contemplative practice in West Hartford, Connecticut. Here, we envision mindfulness and contemplative practice transforming the daily lives and personal relationships of our growing community. We also envision it stirring action at every level of society, affecting a healing shift in how we relate to one another and the earth. The programs we offer cultivate mindfulness, compassion and personal well-being in all that enter our doors, helping you reconnect with the things that matter most in life.

All Are Welcome

Copper Beech Institute is an independent, non-sectarian organization that attracts master teachers from around the corner and across the globe. These include renowned masters who are beloved locally, as well as those who are nationally and internationally renowned. All of them are passionate about sharing their wisdom, as well as practices that heal, transform and empower us to live fearlessly with joy and resilience.

It’s also an oasis of growth and transformation no matter your background or experience. Our tranquil campus offers quiet places for you to rest, creative food to nourish your health, 48 wooded acres for you to wander and a compassionate staff to support your growth and personal exploration. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner of meditation and yoga, or are new to the practice and looking for an opportunity to explore mindfulness and contemplation, we encourage you to come and discover something new here.