Inspired by the weekend retreat I attended at Copper Beech Institute at the end of April, I wrote a poem to express how I felt while I was there. The Institute is a calming and re-invigorating place, which I am grateful to have learned about. I will definitely return.
With gratitude, Jo Palmieri
Be still, be silent, be kind
A still body creates a still mind
Chaos nurtures the brain to race
Silence cultivates a calm pace
Kindness teaches compassion
It obliterates stress and tension
To live a more pleasant existence
Practice these three little words with diligence
Still, silent, kind
Peace you will find
In your body and in your mind
Upcoming Programs at Copper Beech Institute
Event with Miranda Chapman and Gabriela De Golia
Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 7–8:30 p.m.
Candlelight Conversations provide a forum to explore the connection between contemplative practice and vital social issues.
Workshop with Tom Cushing
Friday, June 7, 2019, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Ease into a beginner’s guide to T’ai Chi and Qigong and enjoy a morning of rejuvenating and revitalizing movement and contemplation.
Workshop with Chris Grosso
Sunday, June 9, 2019, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Find self-acceptance during this introductory workshop by using your perfect imperfections and difficult life experiences as catalysts towards spiritual awakening through various meditations, creative exercises, compassion practices, live ambient music meditation, and more.
Overnight Retreat with Brandon Nappi at Kripalu
June 21-23, 2019
Combining laughter, storytelling, honest conversation, and live classical guitar, this program is a search for meaning and belonging. Come recover the wisdom within and learn to listen for the purpose that wants to live through you.
Overnight Retreat with Rose Pavlov
June 28-30, 2019
Join us for a weekend retreat devoted to the practice of compassion-based mindfulness for self-care and for the work of equity, inclusion, and mindful social justice in education.
Overnight Retreat with Joanna Curry-Sartori & Anna Tansi
July 12-14, 2019
Learn accessible and practical strategies to shift into your best self, connect compassionately, confidently contribute, and bring forth greater possibilities with each interaction and situation in your daily life.