Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – Sunday, October 29, 2017
With Linda Modaro and Josh Summers
Bethel Farm Yoga, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Writing and Remembering on the Path to Wisdom
This is a five-night, six-day silent meditation retreat in southern New Hampshire. Removed from the pressures of daily life a retreat experience provides a safe and secure environment to explore one’s inner and outer landscape, cultivating tools of wisdom and compassion.
On silence: The intention behind silence is to simplify one’s environment and promote exploration of one’s inner-world. During this retreat there will be opportunity for discussion (during scheduled periods), but for most of the day – from the time of waking until bed, including mealtimes – retreatants will be asked to observe a code of Noble Silence, under which each participant offers to others the gift and opportunity to come to stillness and reflection within themselves.
Schedule: The daily schedule will include sessions of seated meditation, walking meditation, reflective writing, discussion and a daily session of Yin Yoga. Please note: this is a gentle, but intensive, retreat. It is not a ‘yoga holiday’ retreat.
The Retreat Theme:
Often in our yoga and meditation practice there is an implicit bias against thinking. We compare our thinking mind to a wild monkey on amphetamines, swinging anxiously from thought to thought. We try to NOT be lost in thought. We try to focus on our body and breath.
But in practice, we don’t need to be at war with our minds. In fact, we can engage with our thoughts in more skillful ways that serve our development of peace and wisdom.
In this retreat, we will use the quiet practices of meditation and Yin Yoga, followed by reflective writing, to shed light on experience, to learn from that experience, and to promote an onward cultivation of wisdom and compassion.
Appropriate for beginners, experienced meditators, and people who think!
Payment and Refund policy:
The Retreat fee is $1070, which includes shared accommodation, three vegetarian meals per day, meditation and yoga instruction. Please note, the fee for the teachers is included in this total. There will be no request for donation to the teachers at the end.
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the fee secures your spot.
Full payment is due on 1 September 2017.
Cancellations before 1 September 2017 can be refunded, minus the original deposit. If you need to cancel after 1 September 2017, we will refund 75% of the fee if we (you or I) are able to find a suitable replacement.
Upon registering, you will receive a letter detailing arrival/departure information, transfers, and frequently asked questions.
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