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
Workshop with Jackie Johnson
Sunday, January 6, 2019, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Learn mindfulness principles and put them into practice with sitting and walking meditation, body scanning and mindful communication.
Course with Kathy Simpson
Tuesdays, January 8, 2019 – February 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Explore the Buddha's preliminary teachings on generosity, virtue, compassion, and connection, and discover how these qualities that have the power to ground us in a life of depth, meaning, connection, and joy.
Course with Amanda Votto
Wednesdays, January 8, 2019 - February 20, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Learn how to cultivate great compassion for self and others that helps to reduce inner negative dialogue, bolster positive states of well-being, and improve emotional regulation and interpersonal relationships.