Sixth Annual Weekend Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

Resting in the Heart of Silence: a live on-line retreat

 

Friday, March 27 | 5:00 – 8:30 PM
(Please arrive between 4:30-4:45)
Saturday, March 28 | 8:30 am-8:30 pm
Sunday, March 29 | 8:30 – Noon

At the center of each human life there is the potential for direct knowing, for whole-hearted being, and for the arising of wisdom. Engaging with the simplest intention—to be aware and open, offers the opportunity for each of us to rest in that center.

So much of our lives is given over to accomplishing, achieving, planning, thinking and doing. On retreat, we set such activity aside and discover we can rest in the simplicity of being. We can rest our weary hearts in the heart of silence. In this retreat, we will bring this simple wish to life through formal meditation practice. Giving ourselves over to silence, for a time, in this way, we learn to access and live from a heart that can fully rest in the midst of life’s movements.

For community health reasons, the retreat will be offered as a fully online experience. We’re excited about providing this opportunity for participants to practice together in community, as we observe social distancing guidelines. The idea of an online meditation retreat may sound unusual –and it is, but the retreat leaders have experience in this area and are looking forward to guiding you in a weekend of at-home retreat practice. Support will be available if needed to help you access the online retreat, but it’s as easy as opening an email and clicking on a link! The teaching team will establish the conditions that foster at-home practice and offer suggestions for sustaining a retreat-like experience while at home. This live online retreat will include interactive elements with the instructors and opportunities for personal engagement.

In order to participate in the online retreat, you will need a dedicated quiet space and a laptop or desktop computer with a reliable internet connection.

Led by | Margaret Fletcher, Jeanne Ann Whittington and the Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger

This retreat is appropriate for both beginners and experienced meditators.

Donation | The suggested donation is $40 to cover the costs of the retreat. However, you are welcome to pay less or more per your financial circumstances. Any surplus funds will help support contemplative practice activities at the UU Church.

More Information | contact Kim at kgillis@live.com

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