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
Course with Brandon Nappi
Wednesdays, April 11, 2018 - June 13, 2018
Built upon the core contemplative values of Copper Beech Institute, Living Presence provides an experiential course of study and practice to cultivate equanimity, healing and resilience.
With Miranda Chapman and Sandrine Harris
Saturday, May 26, 2018, 7-8:30 p.m.
With spaces of guided facilitation and structured play, as well as periods of freedom and deep listening, we will explore what it means to fully inhabit our bodies, outside of a specific form of movement.
Weekend Retreat with Mark Nepo
June 8–10, 2018
Through poetry, story, journaling and dialogue, Mark will guide participants into conversation with their own gifts and their own wisdom inspired by his new book of poetry, “The Way Under the Way.”