Living Presence: An 8-Week Mindfulness & Resilience Immersion

About us

Life can present us with incredible challenges and hardships; life is also filled with breathtaking beauty and joy. Built upon the core contemplative values of Copper Beech Institute, Living Presence provides an experiential course of study and practice to cultivate equanimity, healing and resilience.

No matter the circumstance, presence is the most powerful resource we have that can be harnessed in the service of connection, compassion, and deep joy. This course will offer opportunities to discover the natural calm and stability living within all of us. Through mindfulness and contemplative practices that can help us live more fully within the present moment, we will explore how to ease suffering and cultivate lasting contentment while working within the ordinary routines, stressors, and triggers of daily life.

With simple practice, it is possible to live more resiliently and radiantly and with greater ease, acceptance, gratitude, and compassion for ourselves and others. Whether we encounter minor disappointments, moderate hardships or significant trauma, growth is always possible. This gentle immersion in mindfulness will awaken in us a deepening awareness in mind, body, heart and spirit.

Mandatory Orientation: April 11, 2018

Classes Dates: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13

Class Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mandatory Orientation

As a first step toward enrollment in the Living Presence Course, we conduct a pre-program Orientation Session before the start of Class 1. This Orientation Session is required of all participants before beginning the program. During this session you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about Living Presence and explore whether it is right for you
  • Experience, first-hand, mindfulness methods and approaches you will be learning during the program
  • Meet with your program instructor for a brief, informal conversation about Living Presence

At the conclusion of the orientation, if you and your instructor discern that Living Presence is a good fit for you, the balance of your registration is due. If you choose to withdraw, your full $100 deposit will be refunded.

Tuition: $375

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Living Presence: An 8-Week Mindfulness & Resilience Immersion

at Copper Beech Institute

  • Apr 11, 2018 - Jun 13, 2018 (64 days)


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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.

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