Spirituality Retreats & Events

Nourish body, mind, and soul as you explore spirituality on retreat and at our special events here at Copper Beech Institute. We offer overnight, day and half-day experiences led by caring and inspired master teachers to guide you on the journey. We invite you to explore our programs below, designed to open your life to compassion, gratitude, the arts, movement, peace, and love. To learn about our retreat scholarship programs, click here.


Waking Up Together: A Weekend of Zen Practice
February 3–5, 2017 / Fr. Robert Kennedy Roshi
Explore Zen practice in this silent Zen “sesshin” that includes beginner’s instruction, seated and walking meditation, chanting, teacher-led talks, and teacher-student interviews.
Mindfulness | Spirituality


A Lectio Divina Retreat with Centering Prayer
February 17-19, 2017 / Mike Potter
Learn how to pray the scriptures using the Lectio Divina method, practicing both individually and in a group and with the support of Centering Prayer.


Solitude and the Virtuous Life
February 24–26, 2017 / Arnie Kozak, Ph.D.
Explore the importance of solitude for living a virtuous, awakened life and cultivate your capacity for aloneness through guided meditation, poetry, neuroscience research, and humor.
Mindfulness | Spirituality | Continuing Education


What You Seek is Seeking You: The Wisdom of Rumi
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. / Dr. Brandon Nappi and Helen BetGivargis
Explore the central spiritual themes in Rumi’s poetry, including love, loneliness, letting go and embracing challenge, and finding your life’s purpose.
Mindfulness | Spirituality


The Yoga of Connection
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m / Nancy Murray
Celebrate summer with some inspiring outside yoga! We will practice yoga outside while focusing on our connection to nature and to the larger world.
Movement | Spirituality




In the Spotlight

Loving Life:
A Mindful Approach to Happiness,
Health, and Love Within

Maria Sirois
June 2–4, 2017

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