Five-Night Silent Retreat: Coming Home to Kindness

With Beth Mulligan and Jon Aaron

Tuesday, October 3 to 8, 2017

IDEAL FOR: Intermediate and Advanced Levels

Co-sponsored by the Center for Mindful Self Compassion (MSC), this retreat fulfills the prerequisite for MSC teachers and other Mindfulness-Based interventions such as MBSR And MBCT. This retreat is open to all who want to deepen their connection with mindfulness and compassion practice.

A silent retreat is a vital way to nourish our personal meditation practice. It is life-enhancing for everyone who attends and particularly important for those who work with mindfulness-based interventions. This retreat will be based on the life-changing and well-researched work of Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff, creators of the Mindful Self Compassion Program, as well as ancient wisdom practice from several traditions. This is an opportunity to renew and deepen your practice of compassion and mindfulness meditation, and live fully in a strong, supportive, and beautiful environment enhanced by silence with the support of experienced teachers. Our attention during this retreat will be on how we can build our resilience and enhance our capacity to meet challenges with equanimity, strength, and compassionate awareness. 

Program Details: Much of our time will be spent engaged in sitting and walking meditation with periods of mindful movement. The teachers will offer daily talks and individual meetings, and highlight the foundations of MSC. This retreat is open to anyone with prior meditation experience, especially with MSC, MBSR or other mindfulness meditation experience.

Tuition is $660 plus accommodations.The retreat begins Tuesday, October 3 at 5 p.m. with an all-levels yoga class and concludes around 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 8.

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Private Room with Hall Bath - $1,210 -  Includes tuition, private bath, accommodations and meals for five nights. (Tuition: $660+ Accommodations: $550)

Private Room with Private Bath - $1,660 - Includes tuition, private bath, accommodations and meals for five nights. (Tuition: $660+ Accommodations: $1000)

PLEASE NOTE: You must complete the survey below and then select your accommodations to register for this retreat.

This retreat is eligible for Boundless Heart Fund Scholarships and Hemera and Aetna Foundation Contemplative Fellowships for EducatorsHealthcare, and Nonprofit Professionals programs. Apply for a scholarship here.


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Tuesday October 03
5:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Includes tuition, private accommodations and meals for five nights. (Tuition: $660 + Accommodations: $550)
Includes tuition, private bath, accommodations and meals for five nights. (Tuition: $660+ Accommodations: $1000)
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Private Room with Hall Bath
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Presenter Profile

Beth Mulligan,PA-C 

Beth Mulligan is a certified teacher and teacher trainer of Mindful Self-Compassion. She teaches at the University of California Irvine Center for Integrative Medicine and InsightLA, a center for mindfulness in Los Angeles, California. Beth is also a certified MBSR teacher and teacher-trainer, and adjunct faculty for the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness. She has been a board-certified physician assistant for over 25 years, and is a certified yoga instructor, long-time student of Roshi Charles Tenshin Fletcher, and the guiding dharma teacher at Insight Community of the Desert.

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Jon Aaron 

Jon Aaron is certified to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness. Jon is a co-founding member of New York Mindfulness Meditation Collaborative, a teacher at the New York Insight Meditation Center, and the guiding teacher of the Makom Meditation Havurah program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. He is a student of Buddhist meditation in the Theravada and non-dual traditions, and has completed the Integrated Study and Practice Program at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the Foundations in Buddhist Contemplative Care program with the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.

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