Day Four - Meditation in the City Retreat

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Day Four of the Meditation in the City Retreat. Click here to sign up for the full week. 

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Even when the speed and stress of daily life can feel all-consuming, the depth of the present moment is always available to us. Ths summer, commit to caring for your mind and heart with Shambhala NYC's Meditation in the City Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness.

By participating in deep practice in the heart of the city, we are better able to incorporate the rich rewards of retreat into our daily lives and see the magic in our usual surroundings. This allows the benefits of retreat practice to stay with us long after the retreat is over.

Modeled on the structure of a traditional weekthün (or "weeklong session"), each day is made up of consecutive sessions of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, movement, mindful eating, and silence as practice. Mindfulness-awareness meditation practice is the focus of this powerful retreat. This technique of watching and being with the mind and body transforms how we relate to everyday life and ourselves. 

People of all faiths and traditions are warmly invited. Please note the practice days will begin and end with a few traditional chants.

Sample Schedule (subject to change):

9:00 - 12:00pm    Morning Practice Session
12:00 - 2:00pm    Contemplative Lunch & Rest/Work Period
2:00 - 4:00pm      Afternoon Practice Session I
4:00 - 4:30pm      Tea Break
4:30 - 6:00pm      Afternoon Practice Session II
6:00 - 7:00pm      Contemplative Dinner
7:00 - 8:30pm      Evening Practice Session

 

Testimonials from Past Participants:

 "This was one of the best things I have done for myself. Really deepened my meditation practice."

"Thank you for this week, it has been life changing."

“This week has been profoundly illuminating on multiple levels. There simply isn’t enough space here to describe.”

"Extremely valuable. An experience that has deepened and softened me and made me more aware of my thoughts and how they affect others and wider society in general.”

“So glad I did this! I’m only beginning to realize the true value of this week to my practice and life, and I know it’s effects will continue to unfold long after the last day.”

“So grateful to be here again and thanks to all the teachers. Wonderful presence and feeling cheerful.”

“I’m not Buddhist but so glad I did it. Got so much out of it.”

Source: ny.shambhala.org

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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.

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