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
Overnight Retreat with Bhante Wimala
September 7-9, 2018
Join us for a peaceful, restorative weekend, learning and practicing the original teachings of the Buddha with a world-renowned meditation teacher.
Weekend Retreat with Anna Yusim, M.D.
September 14-16, 2018
Explore how connect with your soul and the divinity within you, and harness your authentic power in the service of greater peace, purpose, and fulfillment.
Overnight retreat with Kell Julliard
September 21-23, 2018
Explore how the practice of meditation can transform all experiences — even difficult emotions and painful thoughts — into sources of joy.