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Calendar of Retreats and Gatherings

April, 2015

May, 2015

  • International Jewish Artist Retreat
    Sunday, May 3 – Wednesday, May 6
    By invitation
    Asylum Arts: International Jewish Artist Retreat includes professional development workshops, Jewish learning, and the opportunity to share and discuss the artists' work. The professional development workshops are both peer-led and led by art professionals, and there is unstructured time to explore new creative ideas, spend time in the outdoors, and engage with other artists.
  • Mindful Lawyering: A Meditation Retreat for Law Professionals and Students
    Thursday, May 7 – Sunday, May 10
    With prerequisites
    A retreat for practicing lawyers, judges, law teachers and law students to learn how to incorporate mindfulness into their life and law work.
  • Garrison Institute Personal Retreat Weekend
    Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10
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    Open to the public
    A silent, unstructured personal retreat for meditators with a developed practice and those seeking renewal in the serenity of a contemplative environment.
  • Empty Bowl Zendo: Living an Awakened Life - Working with the Bodhisattva Vows
    Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10
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    Open to the public
    Weekend Sesshin with Sensei Ray Ruzan Cicetti of Empty Bowl Zendo
  • Institute for Jewish Spirituality and the Awakened Heart Project: Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training
    Monday, May 11 – Sunday, May 17
    With prerequisites
    A training program for the next generation of mindfulness teachers in the Jewish community.
  • Mindfulness and the Art of Aging
    Monday, May 11 – Monday, May 11
    Open to the public
    Life is all about change, but this truth becomes clearer as we age. Can our practice help sustain us through this period, allowing for a sense of calm at the center and bringing clarity and grace to our older years? Norman Fischer and Rachel Cowan co-lead an evening of teaching at JCC Manhattan.
  • Transformative Leaders in Philanthropy: East
    Tuesday, May 12 – Friday, May 15
    Open to the public
    The Transformative Leaders in Philanthropy Program (TLP) offers a unique training and network-building opportunity for philanthropic leaders committed to having a greater impact in the world. Participants will have the chance to grow, transform, and deepen their own leadership, while becoming part of an expanding community aligned with integrative approaches to social change.
  • DharmaPunx: A New Generation Finds Meaning in Timeless Practices
    Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17
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    Open to the public
    Designed for all ages, this retreat focuses on meditation and mindfulness practices that foster concentration, connection, awareness, and compassion.
  • Heal Thyself: Fostering Resilience Among Health Care Practitioners with Dr. Mark Bertin
    Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17
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    Open to the public
    Appropriate for psychologists, physicians, nurses, social workers and other health care providers, this weekend program will allow you to recharge while emphasizing accessible techniques to take home for yourself and your clinical practice.
  • GreenFaith: Fellowship Spirit Retreat
    Monday, May 18 – Thursday, May 21
    By invitation
    Private Event/By Invitation Only
  • Breathworks: "You Are Not Your Pain" - Applying Mindfulness to Pain and Illness
    Friday, May 22 – Monday, May 25
    With prerequisites
    Three day intensive course led by Vidyamala Burch provides MBSR/MBCT teachers with the framework for helping people with chronic pain and illness.
  • Stephan Bodian: Dancing on the Razor’s Edge
    Thursday, May 28 – Sunday, May 31
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    Open to the public
    In each moment, we are the mysterious interface or edge where emptiness constantly bursts into form. How do we let go and allow the dance to move through us, rather than holding on and trying to direct the flow? A silent retreat with several talks and guided meditations daily and ample time for exploring your own razor’s edge in dialogue and silent sitting.
  • Kindness & Compassion: Integration Made Visible
    Thursday, May 28
    Open to the public
    New York Times best-selling author and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, Dr. Dan Siegel explores how kindness and compassion are a natural outcome of the process of integration. At the New York Society for Ethical Culture in New York City.
  • Dr. Dan Siegel: Soul and Synapse: The Integration of Science and Spirituality
    Friday, May 29 – Sunday, May 31
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    Open to the public
    In this retreat, we will look at the integration of science and spirituality. We will explore the ways in which our inner subjective lives, our interpersonal relationships, and our objective empirical knowledge can be woven together to illuminate the importance of meaning, connection and equanimity in our lives.

June, 2015

  • Rockwood Leadership Institute: The Art of Leadership
    Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5
    Open to the public
    The Art of Leadership is a five-day intensive residential retreat that teaches powerful visioning, listening, speaking, presentation, team-building and feedback skills to emerging and established social change leaders.
  • 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
  • Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy Training
    Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7
    Open to the public
    Breathing deeply trains Yoga teachers to work as yoga therapists. Fusion online/retreat format.
  • Mukti: Open Gate Sangha Silent Retreat
    Sunday, June 7 – Friday, June 12
    With prerequisites
    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.
  • Film Screening: The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton
    Sunday, June 21
    Open to the public
    Film Screening and Q&A with Merton scholars, Roger Lipsey and Sister Kathleen Diegnan, CND. June 21st 7:00pm | Free and Open to the Public
  • 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

  • The Noble Heart: Tergar Summer Meditation Retreat
    Friday, July 3 – Sunday, July 5
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    Open to the public
    When we are at home and at ease within ourselves we discover our noble heart—a heart that is both compassionate and wise. Explore how the stability of awareness helps to foster those qualities that transform the difficulties of our lives into inner strength and a compassionate relationship to ourselves, others and the world around us.
  • What’s In Your Mindful Toolbox? A Weekend Mindfulness Retreat and Training for Educators
    Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12
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    Open to the public
    A weekend retreat and training for educators who are interested in deepening their own mindfulness practice while learning how to integrate mindful awareness techniques into the daily life of the classroom.
  • Garrison Institute Personal Retreat Weekend
    Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12
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    Open to the public
    A silent, unstructured personal retreat for meditators with a developed practice and those seeking renewal in the serenity of a contemplative environment.
  • 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 with Dar Williams
    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: Nine-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 with Dar Williams
    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.

August, 2015

September, 2015

October, 2015

 

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