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Mindfulness Meditation

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - October 22 @ 2:00 pm

It is said that if we want others to be happy, we must practice compassion; and if we want to be
happy, we must practice compassion. But in this world where things often seem so harsh, rough and cold, how do we even start? Or maybe you are a person who sees such a great need for compassion in this world and you feel burned out with no compassion left to give. In this weekend retreat we will center on finding the balance of compassion through mindfulness meditation. (hint: compassion is different from empathy)

Mindfulness is awareness, cultivated by paying attention in a sustained and particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and nonjudgmentally. More simply, we become aware of the present moment experience. And when our mind drifts into thinking, we kindly bring our attention back to this present moment. Mindfulness itself is secular and can be partnered with any religion or no religion.

Between mindfulness practices there will be large spaces in the schedule to walk in the woods, soak up the fall colors, nap, read a book or talk to friends. Come join us for a weekend in nature and in your heart.

No prior meditation experience is needed.

Brenda Burgner will be our instructor for the weekend. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Fellow and Trainer in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music and Mindfulness Teacher. She combines her thirty years of clinical experience to help people awaken to their own strengths and inner resources.

Highlights include:
• Teaching and Practice of Compassion through Mindfulness
• A music and imagery experiential
• Stunning nature to nourish the soul
• Guided Hike
• Campfire
• Good food and Fellowship

Rates (include 2 night’s lodging, 6 meals and instruction):

Double Occupancy: $325 per person
Single Occupancy: $377 per person

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October 20 @ 4:00 pm
October 22 @ 2:00 pm
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Shrine Mont
217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States