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Silent Meditation Retreat - "Ring In An Incredible New Year!" - The Meditation Learning Center

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Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM (MST)

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Shared Room (two or three persons, same gender unless arranged couples)
Ticket is for Dec 29 - Jan 1 2018-19 meditation retreat - Includes shared room and meals. Location: Merritt Center, Payson AZ, 85547
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December 29 - January 1  2018-19 Meditation / Mindfulness Silent Retreat

Annual New Years Eve Weekend Silent Meditation Retreat

This retreat will focus on the views of presence, letting go and an understanding of the hindrances to personal happiness and how these topics relate to the practice of Buddhist insight meditation and mindfulness. We'll also be looking at the importance of inspiration and how it can alter our happiness in life. There  will being opportunity to build A collage that will reflect your personal view of inspiration.

When we embrace and allow all areas of our experience with awareness, painful patterns in body and mind begin to dissolve. Gently, we learn how to accept and let go of judgment and reactivity within ourselves. As we practice the art of meditation, and as we non-judgementally view and understand what is standing in the way of stillness and joy, the result is that clarity begins to shine through.

This silent retreat will include sitting and walking meditation practices, collage work, interviews, periods for questions and answers, and dharma talks.

Shane Wilson, the retreat leader, is an ordained Buddhist minister and a former theravada monk. He has been teaching and leading retreats for over 15 years. He has practiced with Western and Asian teachers from a variety of traditions in the US, China, and Thailand. He is the author: Meditation, The Great Teacher, the practice of going within, and Minding the Breath, meditation techniques of the anapanasati. 

The Retreat will begin with dinner at 6:30 PM, Saturday, December 29, followed by the formal opening at 8:00 PM. The retreat will end after lunch Monday, January 1. All meals and snacks (vegetarian) will be provided. Single and double rooms are available.

There are hiking trails and open woods in the area. The accommodations are very comfortable and quite. You will want to bring a sitting cushion and pad for meditation and your personal items. The retreat will be held in silence to facilitate the practice of going within.

Cost: $270 shared accommodations or $380 private room. Fees cover  the operating costs of the retreat and meals. Free-will donations in support of the teacher are requested at the end of the retreat. 

You must register by December 24th. This is important for facility preparation and meal planning.

"I hope you can join us, these retreats are a powerful way to welcome the new year!" - Shane 


Four  Day-Weekend Meditation Retreat, Dec 29 - January 1, 2018-19

$270.00 Shared accommodations $380.00 Private Room

At: The Merritt Center, Payson, AZ

Sponsored By The Meditation Learning Center Information: Call Shane Wilson 480-513-7747 or email  /

Retreat with Shane Wilson

The Meditation Learning Center                                                                                                                        
1030 West 9th Street, Mesa Az, 85201 

The Merritt Center is located at : 99 W Haught Rd, Star Valley, AZ (928) 474-4268 East of Payson Arizona For further diving directions go to

From the Phoenix. Cross the city to Country Club Road (Highway 87), turn north (left).  Take Highway 87 about 65 miles to Payson's first stop light at the Matzatzal Casino.  Continue to the fourth traffic light, Highway 260, turn east (right).  Take Highway 260 for 3 miles and look for Valley Rd. and the Merritt Lodge signs on the left. Turn left on Valley Road and continue for .2 miles to Haught Road, turn left (look for the Merritt Center signs; The retreat center is the third property on the left.

Refunds: Cancellations can receive a full refund up to 36 hours prior to the starting day of the retreat. After 36 hours (December, 27th, 6:30am) we can not offer a refund due to retreat costs and reservations. Please keep this in mind.

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The Merritt Retreat Center of Payson
99 Haught Rd.
Payson, AZ 85547

Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 6:00 PM - Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM (MST)

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The Meditation Learning Center

Located in Mesa Arizona, The Meditation Learning Center provides meditation instruction, classes, workshops and retreats in the Pheonix Arizona area since 2001

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