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Mindfulness Meditation

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - September 25 @ 2:00 pm

Have you seen Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama together?  If you have, you will notice the abundant joy that floats between them and from them.  Joy like that is not something you either have or don’t have, it is something that can be cultivated.  In mindfulness there are four heart quality practices that can help you open your heart space to experience more loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity.  This weekend retreat will introduce you to these mindfulness practices and connect you with resources for continued practice on your own.

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.

There will also be large spaces in the schedule to walk in the woods, 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 meditation instructor. 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 the heart qualities of 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: $319 per person
Single Occupancy: $369 per person

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September 23 @ 4:00 pm
September 25 @ 2:00 pm
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