Today we celebrate the winter solstice as the sun reaches its nadir in the sky. This is the moment of greatest darkness in the northern hemisphere. It is also the beginning of the return of the light. On this auspicious occasion, may you see your own inner light. May you see the light in others. May you be a light for others. May you be a light for this world—now and as our earth continues her forever journey around the sun.
“From out of the darkness and cold, the light and hope return.” –Anonymous
Upcoming Programs at Copper Beech Institute
Overnight Retreat with Mark Nepo
October 18-20, 2019
Based on Mark Nepo’s new book, Drinking from the River of Light, this workshop will center on the lifelong process of listening, reflecting, and expressing, and on how bearing witness to the truth of living reveals the mysteries of life.
Overnight Retreat with Beth Mulligan and Brandon Nappi in Madison, CT
October 20-25, 2019
Exploring and practicing the foundational teachings of Mindfulness in a 5 night silent residential retreat. Led by certified MBSR and Mindfulness Teachers Beth Mulligan and Brandon Nappi at Mercy by the Sea in Madison, CT.
Workshop with Theresa Nyrgren and Angela Mazur
Sunday, November 3, 2019, 10am-2pm
Join us as we discover how mindful eating can liberate us from our struggle with food and body weight, helping us learn to trust our bodies in the process.
Overnight Retreat with Cynthia Bourgeault
Nov. 8-14, 2019 or Nov. 8-10, 2019
Join us for a 6-night or weekend silent retreat that provides a sacred opportunity for a large Community of Contemplatives to gather as a healing presence to the world and to one another.
Hosted by Kara Sundlun
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Celebrate five years of Copper Beech Institute’s healing mission in the world with a silent auction and an evening of food, live music, dancing to the greatest hits of the last five decades.