2017 - 2018 program listing

Copper Beech Institute offers more than 50 retreats, courses, and events each year – from overnight retreats to day retreats and workshops, to community meditation groups. A complete listing of everything we offer is shown below in date order.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Evening Fall 2017, Shoreline Campus

With Kate Mitcheom

Mandatory Orientation - Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Class Dates - 8 Wednesdays: September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15
Class Time - 6:30–9 p.m. with the first class extended by a half hour and last class by one hour
All Day Retreat: Saturday, November 11, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Take the popular eight-week course on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) led by trained MBSR instructors.
Mindfulness

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

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Daytime Fall 2017, West Hartford Campus

With Anne Dutton

Mandatory Orientation - Monday. September 25, 2017, 9:30–11 a.m.

Class Dates - 8 Mondays: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20
Class Time - 9:30 a.m. – noon, with the first class extended by a half hour and last class by one hour
All Day Retreat: Sunday, November 5, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Take the popular eight-week course on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) led by trained MBSR instructors.
Mindfulness

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Evening Fall 2017, West Hartford Campus

With Sharon Gutterman

Mandatory Orientation - Monday, September 25, 2017, 6:30–8 p.m.

Class Dates - 8 Mondays: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20
Class Time - 6:30–9 p.m. With the first class extended by a half hour and last class by one hour
All Day Retreat: Saturday, November 4, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Take the popular eight-week course on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) led by trained MBSR instructors.
Mindfulness

Deepening Your Practice:
An 8-Week Mindfulness Circle

With Miranda Chapman

Thursday Evenings, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Fall 2017 Series: September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 9, 16, 30, 2017 (Skipping November 2 and 23)
Strengthen your practice of meditation with the support of others and mindfulness tools that you can take into your daily life.
Mindfulness

Meditation as a Tool
for Emotional Healing and Spiritual Transformation

With  Bhante Wimala

September 29 – October 1, 2017
Join us for a peaceful, restorative weekend, learning and practicing the teachings of the Buddha with a world-renowned teacher.
Mindfulness | Spirituality

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

Five-Night Silent Retreat:
Coming Home to Kindness

With Beth Mulligan and Jon Aaron

October 3–8, 2017
Renew and deepen your practice of compassion and mindfulness meditation in a supportive environment enhanced by silence.
Mindfulness

Mindful Parenting I:
Awakening through the Journey of Parenthood

With Amanda Votto

Mondays, October 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2017 from 7–9 p.m.
This four-week introductory course explores the practice of mindfulness with a particular focus on parenting. It is the first in a two-part series on mindful parenting and appropriate for any caregiver of any age child.
Mindfulness

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

Triumph of the Human Spirit:
Reflections on Stress and Human Spirituality

With Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.

October 20–22, 2017
Learn from the stressors in your life and their potential to transform the rough edges of the soul while strengthening your spiritual fortitude and health.  
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

The Marriage of Yoga and Meditation,
or Steadying the Gaze of Awareness in the Mind, Heart and Body

With Jeff Collins and Gisela Konrad

November 10–12, 2017 
This classic, two-night silent retreat nurtures the intimacy with our true nature through sitting and walking meditation and the practice of yoga. 
Mindfulness | Movement

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

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

Annual Autumn Retreat:
Building Resilience and Self-Care Through Mindfulness Practice

With Miranda Chapman

November 17–19, 2017
Engage in yoga, meditation and mindfulness, dialogue and experiential exercises that allow you to cultivate the resilience and self-care that help you weather any storm. 
Mindfulness

Finding Stillness:
Creating Wellbeing through Mindfulness

With Cheryl Jones

December 1–3, 2017
Explore ways to navigate the holiday season with grace and ease. We’ll engage in reflective exercises that include journaling, group discussion, meditation and mindful movement.
Mindfulness | Movement

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

Christian Contemplative Retreat:
Light Sitting in Light

With Fr. Martin Laird

December 8–10, 2017
Join us for a silent weekend of prayer with conferences and periods of discussion that deepen understanding of the subtle and simple practice of stillness and contemplation. 
Spirituality

Embodying Resilience

With Sandrine Harris and Sondra Loring

January 5–7, 2018
Each new year unfolds another layer of our lives. When we listen in, mindfully attending with our bodies and minds, we cultivate a deeper connection with ourselves, increasing our sense of personal resilience as well as our capacity for vitality and joy in the everyday.
Mindfulness | Movement

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-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Daytime Winter 2018, West Hartford Campus

With Amanda Votto

Mandatory Orientation - Monday, January 8, 2018 from 9:30–11 a.m.

Class Dates - 8 Mondays: January 22, 29, February 5, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19 (There will be no class on February 12)
Class Time - 9:30 a.m.–noon, with the first class extended by a half hour and last class by one hour
All Day Retreat: Saturday, March 3, 2018 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 
Take the popular eight-week course on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) led by trained MBSR instructors.
Mindfulness

Mindful Parenting II:
Deepening the Journey of Awakening Through Parenthood

With Amanda Votto

Mondays, January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018 from 7–9 p.m.
This is a four-week series for participants who have completed Level 1: Mindful Parenting and are interested in deepening their mindful practice with a particular focus on parenting. This course is appropriate for any caregiver of any age child.
Mindfulness

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Evening Winter 2018, West Hartford Campus

With Tracey Sondik

Mandatory Orientation - Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6:30–8 p.m.

Class Dates - 8 Thursdays: February 1, February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 15, 22, 29 (skipping March 8)
Class Time - 6:30–9 p.m. with the first class extended by a half hour and last class by one hour
All Day Retreat: Sunday, March 11, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m
Take the popular eight-week course on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) led by trained MBSR instructors.
Mindfulness

Eight-Week Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

With Angela Mazur and Theresa Nygren

Orientation - January 16, 2018, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
8-Week session: Tuesdays: February 6 - Apri 3, 2018, 10:00 a.m to 12:15 p.m.
Half-Day Retreat: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m.
Mindful Self-Compassion is an eight-week course that is based on the evidence-based Mindful Self-Compassion program developed by Kristin Neff, Ph.D. and Chris Germer, Ph.D., both world-leading experts in self-compassion.
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

Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

With Sharon Gutterman

January 26-28, 2018
This retreat is ideal for people new to MBSR as well as those who want to be introduced to the program before committing to the series.
Mindfulness | Shoreline

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

Love Meets Wisdom

With Jon Aaron

February 2–4, 2018
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.
Mindfulness | Shoreline

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

Creativity: Zentangle® Weekend Retreat

With Beth Malley and Janet Valencis

February 9–11, 2018
Learn or deepen your artistic journey using the Zentangle method, working with various art mediums as a conduit for mindful exploration and practice.
Creativity and Art | 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

Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat for Veterans

With Suzanne Manafort and Robin Gilmartin

February 16–18, 2018
This retreat, designed specifically for veterans and their spouses or partners, teaches powerful mind-body practices that strengthen resilience, bring peace of mind, and relieve traumatic symptoms.
Mindfulness | Movement

The Yoga of Recovery:
The Path of Embodied Health

With Aruni Futuronski

February 16–18, 2018
In this workshop we will consider addiction as a body-centered process. Using the tools of yoga on and off the mat and the principles of 12-step recovery, we will create strategies for practice, healing and wholeness.
Mindfulness | Movement

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 in the Present Moment of Clinical Work:
Mindfulness Skills for Mental Health Professionals

With Arnie Kozak, Ph.D.

February 20–22, 2018
This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of mindfulness meditation and application in clinical practice that will help them to be more present while simultaneously protecting them from professional burnout.
Mindfulness | Continuing Education

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

The Healing Power of Meditation

With Paul Epstein

March 16-18, 2018
Learn to build resiliency and connect with your source of inner strength and healing. 
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

Waking Up Together:
A Weekend of Zen Practice

With Robert Kennedy Roshi

March 23-25, 2018
During this weekend retreat, we’ll explore Zen practice from an experiential and embodied perspective.
Mindfulness | Spirituality

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

Deepening Your Practice:
An 8-Week Mindfulness Circle

With Miranda Chapman

Thursday Evenings, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Spring 2018 Series: March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2018
Strengthen your practice of meditation with the support of others and mindfulness tools that you can take into your daily life.
Mindfulness

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Daytime Spring 2018, West Hartford Campus

With Anne Dutton

Mandatory Orientation - Monday, April 2, 2018 from 9:30–11 a.m.

Class Dates - 8 Mondays: April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, June 4 (skipping Memorial Day)
Class Time - 9:30–-noon, with the first class extended by a half hour and last class by one hour
All Day Retreat: Saturday, June 2, 2017, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 
Take the popular eight-week course on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) led by trained MBSR instructors.
Mindfulness

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Evening Spring 2018, West Hartford Campus

With Sharon Gutterman

Mandatory Orientation - Monday, April 2, 2018, 6:30–8 p.m.

Class Dates - 8 Mondays: April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, June 4
Class Time - 6:30–9 p.m. with the first class extended by a half hour and last class by one hour
All Day Retreat: Sunday, June 3, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Take the popular eight-week course on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) led by trained MBSR instructors.
Mindfulness

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Evening Spring 2018, Shoreline Campus, Madison

With Kate Mitcheom

Mandatory Orientation - Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6:30–8 p.m.

Class Dates - 8 Wednesdays: April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 30, June 6, 13 (Skipping May 23)
Class Time - 6:30–9 p.m. with the first class extended by a half hour and last class by one hour
All Day Retreat: Saturday, June 2, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Take the popular eight-week course on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) led by trained MBSR instructors.
Mindfulness

The Field of Belonging: Coming Home to
Ourselves, Our Purpose, Our Loves

With Maria Sirois

April 6-8, 2018
In this mindful exploration, we will journey back into ourselves to uncover the myths we hold about loneliness and belonging, the capacity to hold steady, and the rubies of wisdom ready to be uncovered.
Mindfulness | Compassion

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

Spring Mindfulness Retreat
Renewal in Rest:
Planting Seeds of Transformation

With Miranda Chapman

April 24-26, 2018
Through movement, stillness, and dialogue, we invite in the verdant qualities of spring and the emergence from the introspection and sleepiness of winter.
Mindfulness | Movement

Mindful Compassion:
Gateway to Freedom, Joy and Peace

With Carolyn Harris

April 27-29, 2018
In this retreat, we invite you to learn how to practice self-compassion and compassion for others through meditation, curiosity, awareness, and gentle movement.
Mindfulness | Compassion | Spirituality

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

Embracing the Perennial:
Exploring the Mystic Heart of the World’s Religions

With Rami Shapiro

May 4–6, 2018
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.
Spirituality

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

Walking the Path Together:
Mindfulness Weekend for Couples

With Susan and Brandon Nappi

May 11-12, 2018
Join us for an exploration of how to deepen the connection we feel with our partner.
Mindfulness | Compassion

Nurturing the Heart

With Brother Phap Hai

May 18–20, 2018
This retreat is an exploration of essential Buddhist teachings on nutriment offered by Brother Phap Hai, senior student of Thich Nhat Hanh.
Mindfulness | Spirituality

Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

With Cheryl Jones

June 1–3, 2018
This retreat is ideal for people new to MBSR as well as those who want to be introduced to the program before committing to the series.
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

Four-Night Silent Retreat: Coming Home to Kindness

With Jon Aaron and Elaine Retholtz

June 13–17, 2018
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.
Mindfulness | Silent

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

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
for Educators

With Jelena Popovic

June 27–June 29, 2018
Learn how to bring mindfulness and self-compassion into your personal and professional life so you may live with greater intention, clarity, and groundedness. 
Mindfulness | Compassion

Buddha & Christ: Their Life & Destiny

With Fr. Michael Holleran

June 29 - July 1, 2018
Both Buddhism and Christianity begin with actual historical figures. Come and explore their lives and the fascinating points of comparison. 
Spirituality

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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