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Calendar of Retreats and Gatherings

January, 2015

February, 2015

March, 2015

April, 2015

May, 2015

June, 2015

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation: Opening the Heart with Master Nan Lu
    Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7
    With prerequisites
    A unique “Qi Weekend” which brings together students who are studying Wu Ming Qigong, a system that descends directly from Lao Tzu and Chuan Tze, under the guidance of Nan Lu, OM
  • Open Gate Sangha: Silent Retreat with Mukti
    Sunday, June 7 – Friday, June 12
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    Open to the public
    A silent retreat to nurture the emergence of spirit into consciousness.
  • Leading Differently Retreat: The Power of a Purposeful Pause
    Wednesday, June 10 – Friday, June 12
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    Open to the public
    Join the pioneer of Mindful Leadership, Janice Marturano, for an experiential exploration of leading and living with excellence. In this retreat, mindfulness meditation and practical applications of mindful leadership are experienced as we explore the ways in which our ability to create space in our day affects our ability to lead-our teams, our families and our own lives.
  • Mind & Life Summer Research Institute: Trust & Fear in Self & Society
    Saturday, June 13 – Friday, June 19
    With prerequisites
    The Mind & Life Summer Research Institute is a week-long event to foster collaborative research in behavioral science, neuroscience, clinical science, and the humanities based on a process of inquiry, dialogue, and collaboration with contemplative practitioners and scholars. The long-term objective is to advance training of a new generation of interdisciplinary scholars interested in exploring the influence of contemplative practice in shaping and enriching human experience and consciousness.
  • Somatic Experiencing Advanced I Training
    Monday, June 22 – Sunday, June 28
    By invitation
    Learn about the relationship of trauma to various clinical syndromes, further integrate SE theory and practice into the specialty area of the therapist, SE bodywork in working with the different categories of trauma, application of research in the psychophysiology of trauma, the ‘art’ of therapy.
  • Mindful Schools Year-Long Certification Program: Closing Retreat
    Monday, June 29 – Sunday, July 5
    By invitation
    This is a private retreat for those participants completing the Mindful Schools Year-Long Certification Program.

July, 2015

  • 12th Annual New York Intensive in Nonviolent Communication
    Saturday, July 11 – Saturday, July 18
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    Open to the public
    This is a week long immersion with an experienced team of trainers in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), based on the principles of nonviolence. People who practice NVC have found greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding of themselves and others, and improved relationships.
  • Writing a Song That Matters
    Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17
    Open to the public
    We will court inspiration, seek our creative spaces, and share ideas that help us write the songs that are important to us, whether they be for a large audience, a congregation, a spouse, a sibling, or a cat. We seek to provide the safest, healthiest, most inclusive community to discover what we really want to say and how to say it.
  • Downtown Meditation Community: Eight-Day Retreat
    Friday, July 17 – Saturday, July 25
    By invitation
    For Downtown Meditation Community members. Insight meditation allows participants to experience a deepening of inner silence in a supportive environment.
  • Lama Surya Das: Dzogchen Summer Meditation Retreat
    Saturday, July 18 – Sunday, July 26
    Open to the public
    A retreat in the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Dzogchen — the “Great Perfection.”
  • Writing a Song That Matters
    Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31
    Open to the public
    We will court inspiration, seek our creative spaces, and share ideas that help us write the songs that are important to us, whether they be for a large audience, a congregation, a spouse, a sibling, or a cat. We seek to provide the safest, healthiest, most inclusive community to discover what we really want to say and how to say it.
  • Mindfulness in Schools Project: Teacher Training Course for the .b curriculum for 11-18 year olds
    Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31
    With prerequisites
    A four-day course for people who wish to learn to teach the 10-lesson .b mindfulness curriculum to young people aged 11-18.
  • Jack Kornfield: Loving Awareness - Awakening the Wise Heart
    Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2
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    Open to the public
    This retreat is an invitation for experienced and new practitioners to deepen in understanding, joy and compassion.

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