$50 – $450

Mindfulness & Compassion Meditation Retreat

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Mount Calvary Monastery & Retreat House

505 East Los Olivos Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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Mindfulness & Compassion Meditation Retreat

December 4 - 10, 2018

with Radhule Weininger, Gary Hill & Michael Kearney

Time in retreat allows us to step out of the complexity of our lives, to listen deeply to our body, heart, and mind. A retreat provides an opportunity and a caring container deepening our meditation practice. The mindfulness practice on retreat is accompanied with training in Compassion and Mindful Nature Connection meditations.

Most of the retreat is held in silence, with periods of sitting and walking meditation There are teaching talks, guided meditations, time for questions and answers and meetings with a teacher. Retreatants are encouraged to practice mindfulness in a continuous way, staying with their own present experience as it unfolds, moment to moment. In this silent and mindful environment, awareness sharpens, the body quiets, the mind clears, and space opens for insight and understanding to develop. By cultivating awareness, clarity, and kindness, we discover our path to inner freedom and a peaceful heart that is deeper, for the benefit or our relationship to our selves, our community, and our wider world.

RETREAT SCHEDULE: The daily rhythm of this retreat involves alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, nature walks, meals, and tea, as well as practice meetings, dharma talks and rest periods. The first sitting usually begins before breakfast. Each morning the teachers offer continuing meditation instructions for the day. The whole retreat is a succession of mindfulness training, breathing practices, deep awareness of the body and environment, meditations on the nature of feelings, and awareness of mind are from the Buddhist Meditation tradition.

This is an excellent opportunity for those new to retreat practice, and also ideal for experienced practitioners who wish to do a short retreat. Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public.

14 Continuing Education credits will be provided for psychologists, registered nurses, MFTs and LCSWs. Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include extended silent sitting or walking meditation, meals, yoga, breaks, or work periods. The cost to process is $50 due upon check-in.

COST: $740.00 for students of the Facilitator Training Program.
$950.00 p/p includes food and accommodation,
$230.00 Additional for Guaranteed Single Room with shared bath.
Your $450.00 deposit will hold your space until final payment is due on November 9th. There are a limited number of single rooms available so please reserve as soon as possible so that we can accommodate you on this retreat.

CANCELLATION: If you must cancel more than 10 days in advance, your deposit will be refunded less $200 cancellation fee.


TEACHERS:
Radhule Weininger, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, and teacher of Buddhist meditation and Buddhist psychology, is the founder and guiding teacher of the One Dharma Sangha as well as the resident teacher of mindfulness practice at the La Casa de Maria Retreat Center in Santa Barbara, California. She is mentored by Jack Kornfield in her teaching and by Joanna Macy in her interest in Engaged Buddhism. Radhule has a strong interest in the direct experience of the sacred and how this can inspire our service to others. Her book "Heartwork: The Path of Self-compassion", with a forward by Jack Kornfield is published by Shambala Publications.


Gary Hill has been actively practicing Buddhism for over 25 years spending at least 30 days in mindfulness retreat each year. His principal teacher is Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh of the Chan and Yogachara schools. He has studied Tibetan Shamata and Dzochen practices with Sogyal Rinpoche, Lama Sura Dass, B Alan Wallace, and H.H. the Dala Lama. For the last 10 years, he has focuses his study on Western Vipassana practice and Sutta study through Spirit Rock Retreat Center where he has completed the 2-year Dedicated Practitioner Program, the 2 year Community Dharma Leader Program and many month long and two month long silent retreats. Gary is one of 6 guiding teachers at the Open Door Sangha where he regularly gives Dharma Talks, leads 6-week courses in Mindfulness and co-leads days of mindfulness and short residential retreats.


Michael Kearney, MD, a physician with over 35 years experience in palliative care and hospice. He is interested in models of healing that go beyond the Bio-Medical to include the whole person and the world. He is inspired by the teachings of Engaged Buddhism and Earth-based spirituality. Michael Kearney’s forthcoming book “The Nest in the Stream: Lessons from Nature on Being with Pain” will be published by Parallax Press in February 2018.


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505 East Los Olivos Street

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