Day Retreats, WORKSHOPS & events

Day retreats and workshops are a convenient way to step back from the daily rhythm of life and renew. A wonderful way to visit for the first time or many times throughout the year, our day retreats and half-day workshops offer practical ways to be nourished by learning, practice and community. Day retreats include lunch.
  

Introduction to Zen Practice

With Paul Bloom

September 23, 2017, 1–5 p.m.
Learn meditation techniques in the Zen tradition, including sitting, walking, work meditation, and chanting.
Mindfulness

Introduction to Meditation

With Miranda Chapman

Monthly Sunday sessions, 3­–5 p.m.
Begins September 24, 2017
In this monthly two-hour gathering, we will explore what meditation is and its benefits, and how we practice meditation at Copper Beech Institute.
Mindfulness

Living with Pain:
Finding Wisdom in Discomfort

With Miranda Chapman

September 29, 2017, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
Pain can be one of our greatest teachers. Explore your relationship with pain and how to open experience in new ways.
Mindfulness

Wake Up to the Joy of You:
How to Live a More Connected and Calm Life

With Agapi Stassinopoulos 

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 3–4:30 p.m.
Join inspirational force Agapi Stassinopoulos as she shares wisdom from her new book, “Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life.”
Mindfulness | Spirituality

Cultivating Mindful Self-Compassion

With Angela Mazur and Theresa Nygren

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 1–5 p.m.
Discover the transformative nature of mindfulness combined with self-compassion. 
Mindfulness | Connection | Continuing Education

Introduction to Meditation

With Miranda Chapman

Monthly Sunday sessions, 3­–5 p.m.
October 15, 2017
In this monthly two-hour gathering, we will explore what meditation is and its benefits, and how we practice meditation at Copper Beech Institute.
Mindfulness

Qigong: Return to Peace

With Risa Gaull Brophy, BS, MQT

October 22, 2017 1–5 p.m.
Learn simple Chinese healing exercises that you can practice in just a few minutes each day to feel more centered, grounded, and peaceful. 
Mindfulness | Movement

Living Mindfully in the Second Half of Life

With Sharon Gutterman, Ph.D. 

October 28, 2017, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tap into your deep well of primal energy and wholeness through mindfulness in a day of sharing, discovery, friendliness and support.  
Mindfulness

Autumn Candlelight Labyrinth Walk

With Miranda Chapman

October 28, 2017, 7 p.m.
Join with others in a candlelight labyrinth walk to foster compassion, generosity, and peace. The evening includes meditation, mindfulness teaching, gentle yoga and dessert.
Mindfulness | Movement

Copper Beech Institute Annual Harvest Celebration: Cultivating Compassion

With Renowned Harpist and Singer Erin Hill.
Hosted by Kara Sundlun

November 2, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Join our annual fundraising celebration featuring farm-to-table food, a cocktail reception and silent auction with emcee Kara Sundlun, cohost of Channel 3’s Better Connecticut.  
Event | Concert

Mindfulness Wisdom from the Sea

With Brandon Nappi and Miranda Chapman

November 4, 2017, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
In this day of mindfulness practice on the shore, we’ll draw lessons from the sea that can help us deepen awareness in our daily lives. 
Mindfulness | Shoreline

Riding the Waves with Grace and Grit:
A Workshop for High School Students

With Marcie Swift

November 5, 2017, 1–5 p.m.
Join this workshop for teens in an exploration of the challenge of transitioning from high school to college. 
Mindfulness

Mindful Healing:
Turning Pain into an Opportunity for Transformation

With Paul Epstein

November 10, 2017, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
This retreat will explore how the teachings of the Buddha, mindfulness meditation and compassion practice can be integrated and applied in the process of healing. 
Mindfulness

Mindfulness and the Practice of Patience

With Kate Mitcheom

November 12, 2017 1–5 p.m.
Learn how you can find your peaceful center in any situation and increase your capacity to sit with the unknown and “let be.”  
Mindfulness

Introduction to Meditation

With Miranda Chapman

Monthly Sunday sessions, 3­–5 p.m.
November 12, 2017
In this monthly two-hour gathering, we will explore what meditation is and its benefits, and how we practice meditation at Copper Beech Institute.
Mindfulness

T'ai Chi: Welcoming the Quiet of Winter to Deepen Our Practice

With Tom Cushing

December 2, 2017, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Practice mindful t’ai chi to find the renewing, quiet spirit of winter within yourself. 
Mindfulness | Movement

Introduction to Meditation

With Miranda Chapman

Monthly Sunday sessions, 3­–5 p.m.
December 3, 2017
In this monthly two-hour gathering, we will explore what meditation is and its benefits, and how we practice meditation at Copper Beech Institute.
Mindfulness

Introduction to Meditation

With Miranda Chapman

Monthly Sunday sessions, 3­–5 p.m.
January 7, 2018
In this monthly two-hour gathering, we will explore what meditation is and its benefits, and how we practice meditation at Copper Beech Institute.
Mindfulness

Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals

With Sharon Gutterman, Ph.D. 

January 19, 2018, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
The quality of care you give to your patients and clients is related to the quality of care you give to yourself.
Mindfulness

Compassion into Action:
A Yoga and Meditation Retreat

With Jeanine Oburchay and Kerri Gawreluk

January 21, 2018, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Join us for a unique workshop where we will explore — through breathwork, yoga poses, meditation, and group discussion — how we can transform the compassion we cultivate on our yoga mats into authentic, empowered action in the world.
Movement | Mindfulness

Mindful Eating Workshop:
Free Yourself from the Diet Mentality and Learn to Trust Your Body in the Process

With Angela Mazur and Theresa Nygren

January 28, 2018, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Join us for a half-day retreat as we discover how mindful eating can liberate us from the suffering and struggle with food and body weight.
Mindfulness

Awakening and Remembering:
A Men's Day of Mindfulness

With Tim St. Onge

February 3, 2018, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Men all over the world are seeking to create a more conscious brotherhood. As we do so, there is a need for support and connection with one another.
Mindfulness

Introduction to Meditation

With Miranda Chapman

Monthly Sunday sessions, 3­–5 p.m.
February 4, 2018
In this monthly two-hour gathering, we will explore what meditation is and its benefits, and how we practice meditation at Copper Beech Institute.
Mindfulness

Working with Difficult Emotions

With Kathy Simpson

February 10, 2018, 1–5 p.m.
 
Difficult emotions may be the most challenging things we face in our lives. We respond to them in different ways — by becoming angry, getting busy, shutting down, or feeling overwhelmed. But what if turned toward our difficult emotions rather than struggle against them or turn away?
Mindfulness

Making Peace (or at Least Calling a Truce) with the Inner Critic

With Leslie Smith Frank

February 17, 2018, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
This is a day-long opportunity to be supported in group meditation practice, dialogue and discussion around awareness of the inner critic.
Mindfulness

Living with Pain:
Finding Wisdom in Discomfort

With Miranda Chapman

February 24, 2018, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Pain can be one of our greatest teachers. Explore your relationship with pain and how to open experience in new ways.
Mindfulness

Reconnect, Renew and Restore

With Marcie Vallier

March 3, 2018, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Explore what it truly means to love and accept yourself. We will reconnect to our true essence (love) and nourish our body, mind and spirit through the practice of yoga.
Mindfulness | Shoreline

Heart-Centered Being:
Finding and Living Your Purpose

With Kristen Picard

March 10, 2018, 1–5 p.m.
In this workshop, we will reconnect with and honor these deepest parts of ourselves through contemplative practices, such as meditation and mindful movement (for all ability levels).
Mindfulness

Introduction to Meditation

With Miranda Chapman

Monthly Sunday sessions, 3­–5 p.m.
March 11, 2018
In this monthly two-hour gathering, we will explore what meditation is and its benefits, and how we practice meditation at Copper Beech Institute.
Mindfulness

Immersion in Mindfulness

With Sharon Gutterman, Ph.D.

March 16, 2018, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
The quality of care you give to your patients and clients is related to the quality of care you give to yourself.
Mindfulness

Happiness Is an Inside Job

A Five-Week Course with Kathy Simpson

Mondays: March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 2018
7­–8:30 p.m.
In this five-week program, we’ll explore essential Buddhist teachings, including  generosity, virtue, meditation and compassion, and discover how these basic human values, when practiced with intention, have the power to ground us in a life of depth, meaning, connection, and joy that sustains us no matter what comes our way.
Mindfulness Course

Renew Your Health

With Anita Barbera

March 25, 2018, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
This day promises to be an enriching experience where everyone will have the opportunity to discover the piece of their life that needs refining and refreshing. You will be empowered with enough information to embrace health and wholeness one day at a time.
Mindfulness | Movement

Introduction to Meditation

With Miranda Chapman

Monthly Sunday sessions, 3­–5 p.m.
April 8, 2018
In this monthly two-hour gathering, we will explore what meditation is and its benefits, and how we practice meditation at Copper Beech Institute.
Mindfulness

Embodied Wisdom:
Returning Back to Being

With Leslie Booker

April 14, 2018, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
In this daylong retreat, we'll return back to the body, exploring embodied wisdom practices to bring us back to self. We will engage in mindful movement, meditation and compassionate dialogue and practice in an effort to support our sustainability.
Mindfulness | Movement | Compassion

Breath, Body and Brain:
On the Neuroscience of Mindfulness

With Vamsi Koneru, Ph.D.

April 20, 2018, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
In this workshop, we will deeply explore this profound concept in numerous ways, including how the brain and mind can be cultivated toward enhanced understandings of ourselves, what surrounds us, and the nature of our relationships.
Mindfulness

Mindfulness for Animal Lovers

With Dr. Deidre Galbo and Miranda Chapman

April 22, 2018, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Join veterinarian and mindfulness practitioner Deidre Galbo and Copper Beech Institute senior teacher Miranda Chapman in an exploration of animal care through the lens of mindfulness practice.
Mindfulness | Compassion

The Insight of Awareness

With Sandrine Harris

April 29, 2018, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
In this day retreat, we will explore awareness as a process of awakening in the present moment. Guiding your attention to an internal listening brings the possibility of true learning about ourselves.
Mindfulness | Movement

International Labyrinth Day Celebration:
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk

With Miranda Chapman and
Harpist Marcie Swift

May 5, 2018, 7–9:30 p.m.
Celebrate International Labyrinth Day by joining with others in a candlelight labyrinth walk to foster compassion, generosity and peace in the world.
Mindfulness | Movement

Mindfulness: The Practice of
Authentic Relationship with Life

With Éowyn Ahlstrom

May 6, 2018, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
In this daylong retreat, we will practice listening — to our bodies, to our fellow human beings, and to our environment. 
Mindfulness

Introduction to Meditation

With Miranda Chapman

Monthly Sunday sessions, 3­–5 p.m.
May 6, 2018
In this monthly two-hour gathering, we will explore what meditation is and its benefits, and how we practice meditation at Copper Beech Institute.
Mindfulness

Introduction to Meditation

With Miranda Chapman

Monthly Sunday sessions, 3­–5 p.m.
June 10, 2018
In this monthly two-hour gathering, we will explore what meditation is and its benefits, and how we practice meditation at Copper Beech Institute.
Mindfulness

Cultivating a Positive Mindset through
Gratitude and Compassion for Everyday Life

With  Martha Rouleau

June 23, 2018, 1–5 p.m.
Come and join together to share in an experiential afternoon engaging in meaningful activities while also exploring the fascinating neuroscience revolving around the impact that simple gratitude and compassion practices have on changing our mindsets towards positivity and optimism.
Mindfulness | Compassion

Introduction to Meditation

With Miranda Chapman

Monthly Sunday sessions, 3­–5 p.m.
July 8, 2018
In this monthly two-hour gathering, we will explore what meditation is and its benefits, and how we practice meditation at Copper Beech Institute.
Mindfulness

Introduction to Meditation

With Miranda Chapman

Monthly Sunday sessions, 3­–5 p.m.
August 19, 2018
In this monthly two-hour gathering, we will explore what meditation is and its benefits, and how we practice meditation at Copper Beech Institute.
Mindfulness

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