The opportunity to commit to a weekend of simple quiet, to listen deeply and closely to our innermost truth, is precious. Most of us are caught up in a whirlwind life of hurry, acquiring, and achieving. The Simplicity Retreat is an opportunity to pause and offer yourself the gift of quietude, restoration and insight—and to support others who want to do the same. Separated by time zones, we will come together in a timeless zone—a live online gathering through which this weekend retreat will unfold.
Designed for graduates of the MBSR or MBCT course (or for those who have an established formal mindfulness practice), this silent retreat is for anyone who wants to release their usual busy pace, to see more clearly into the nature of being. You will be invited to give yourself space, sweet care and the opportunity to let go of the usual pressures to become and achieve. In doing so, each will hold the space for others to extend kindness and simplicity to themselves. A commitment to welcome all of who you are, while holding to a high standard of practice, will form the container for group practice.
Note: Participating in this retreat satisfies the requirement of attending a 3-day, silent, teacher-led retreat before entering the East Coast Mindfulness MBSR Teacher Training Pathway.
This retreat is led by Margaret Fletcher and Jacob Buch-Andersen.