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Finding Your Ground: A Weekend Vipassana and Embodied Wisdom Retreat

About This Event

In the midst of grief and loss, how do we find a sense of steadiness, balance, and hope? In this weekend retreat, we’ll explore ways to find our ground again through wisdom and heart practices, and embodied wisdom practices to root the nervous system and discover stillness. Each day will include periods of gentle guided yoga; seated, walking, standing, and lying-down meditation instruction and practice, and dharma reflections and discussion.

This retreat is open to folks at all levels and will culminate with a sense of connection to ourselves and each other.

This retreat will be held in noble silence during the morning practice periods, opening up into relational practices in the afternoons.

Noble silence and the five precepts for ethical conduct (protecting life, generosity, mindful of speech, protecting the sexuality of self and others, and freeing ourselves of intoxicants that cloud the heart and mind), will be observed to support this practice-based weekend.

- We will learn and explore the practice Vipassana meditation through the four postures of sitting, standing, walking and lying down

- We will move towards cultivating a more kind and loving relationship to our bodies through embodied wisdom practices that are rooted in trauma informed and accessibility practices.

- Will explore regulating the nervous system through using all of the sense doors that are accessible to us

- Will have an understanding of how to liberate the heart and mind, to live a life with more ease.

- We will leave this retreat with an understanding of how, to carry these practices into our daily lives.

*Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move and sit in

Reviews     To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).

  • 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!

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