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Copper Beech Institute

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Welcome to New England’s newest home and retreat center for meditation and contemplative practice. Copper Beech Institute envisions a future where mindfulness and contemplative practice are transforming our daily lives, our personal relationships, and every level of society affecting a healing shift in how we relate to one another and the earth. If you are a seasoned practitioner of meditation and yoga, you are welcome to deepen your practice here. If you have always wanted to explore mindfulness and contemplation but have never had the opportunity, we encourage you to discover something new here. If you simply need a space to rest, reflect, and explore the deep questions of life, you are most welcome to relax and play here.

Copper Beech Institute is an independent, non-sectarian organization in West Hartford, Connecticut located on the idyllic campus of Holy Family Retreat & Conference Center which for over sixty years has been a refuge for those seeking quiet, contemplation, and peace. Our center occupies a renovated wing of the facility operating independently from the historic Catholic retreat center. Copper Beech Institute is an oasis of growth and transformation no matter your background or experience. We invite dynamic leaders and spiritual teachers from across the globe to share wisdom and practices to heal, transform, and empower us to live fearlessly with joy and resilience. We offer quiet places for you to rest, creative food to nourish your health, healing arts therapists to relax your body, 48 wooded acres for you to wander and a compassionate staff to support your growth and personal exploration. Join us on our journey to create a world of deeper awareness, connection, and compassion.

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  • Amanda Noella Daddona   April 29, 2020

      Living Fully with Fear

    The Living Fully with Fear course with Amanda Votto was an incredible experience. I was able to connect with my emotions, dig deep and find what was underneath those emotions, and find comfort within myself and from the shared experiences of the others in the class. I found the practices to be extremely helpful and at times challenging (in a good way). And overall, Amanda did a great job of putting everything into context and explaining how we can relate to fear and tap into a more compassionate part of ourselves. I do wish it had been longer than four weeks. It was a lot of material to cover, and there was a lot to explore and work through. Perhaps Copper Beech might consider extending these online courses to be six or eight week experiences. Even so, I am truly grateful for the opportunity and for all that I gained from this class. Thank you to Amanda and to Copper Beech!

  • Charles Longo   November 12, 2018

      Harvest Dinner Dueling Pianos.

    As always Holy Family/ Copper Beach ALWAYS exceeds my expectations. Do yourself a favor, ATTEND a RETREAT, you will be hooked.

  • Kevin Ryan   November 12, 2018

      Harvest Celebration 2018

    As always, a delightful evening!. Thoughts: 1. May want to publish an agenda in future. Not wise to be fashionably late. Reports were that the event was in full swing at 6:30 PM and 6:45 arrival felt like we were catching up. 2. Would be wise to provide the wifi information so everyone could connect for the text fundraiser. Verizon worked but several people near me said that they could not connect using ATT. The wifi would allow everyone to connect See you next year!!

  • Marilyn Vatteroni   November 11, 2018

      A Great Night Out

    I had a wonderful experience on Saturday night. The food was great, the company wonderful & the dueling pianos fabulous.

  • Louise Cornetta   September 17, 2018

      A Magical Place

    The Copper Beech Institute offers a wide variety of courses, meditations, workshops and is housed on a beautiful peace of property. I enjoy the Wednesday Candlelight Meditation as a group or 30-40 of us meet to share this mindful experience and are led by the incredible Miranda who always gives a talk that seems to hit home. This place is filled with such love and kindness. Go check it out!

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To continue down this amazing path I am on ! Linsey
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.