Improvising Life: A Five-Night Silent Meditation Retreat
- Copper Beech Institute
- 167 Neck Rd, Madison, CT 06443
- Jun 12 - 17, 2018 (6 days)
- $1,250.00 - Shared Room, Private Bath (includes tuition, meals and accommodations) $1,800.00 - Private Room, Private Bath (includes tuition, meals and accommodations)
IDEAL FOR: Experienced
Our life unfolds like music from an orchestra. We respond or react depending on the tonality in any given moment. Over time, we gain a fixed interpretation of this music, and expect it to continue to unfold in a similar way according to our tastes and preferences. We are thrown off base when a discordant note arrives. Through practice, though, we learn to improvise and begin to realize that riffing off the discordant can create beauty.
The spaciousness of this five-day silent retreat will provide the opportunity to cultivate presence, equanimity and balance to face the uncertainties that life sends our way. This is an opportunity to renew and deepen your practice of compassion and mindfulness meditation, and live fully in a strong, supportive, and beautiful environment enhanced by silence with the support of experienced teachers.
Much of our time will be spent engaged in sitting and walking meditation with periods of mindful movement. The teachers will provide meditation instruction and guidance along with daily talks.
Tuition is $600 plus accommodations.