This special retreat will focus on learning how to meditate, and include talks, sitting and walking meditation, yoga, guided meditation, group discussion, and optional one-on-one interviews with a meditation instructor. The classic meditation technique, mindfulness/awareness or cultivating inner stillness, will be the focus of the weekend. All levels of experience are welcome to attend.
A time apart to listen, to reflect, to be still, and come to know deeply that the Christian contemplative journey is about opening and consenting to the divine presence and action in a process of interior transformation. Centering Prayer is about transferring the will to the heart; it might be called the practice of “Heartfulness.”
Twining Vines Annual weekend retreat. This is an opportunity for us to spend a few days in silence together, with traditional daily Zen practice of seated and walking meditation, working together, Dharma talks, and chanting service.
This 3-day retreat will include a variety of contemplative practices that support self-soothing, including guided somatic meditations, dharma talks, relational exercises, and movement techniques. There will be multiple opportunities to ask questions of teachers, as well as times set aside to explore the beautiful hiking trails surrounding the retreat center.
This silent retreat explores Zen practice from an experiential and embodied perspective, and includes: seated and walking meditation, dharma talks, and private interviews with the teachers. This retreat will jointly lead by Roshi Kennedy, Sensei Ray Cietti, and Sensei Carl Bachmann.
This retreat is an invitation for experienced and new practitioners to deepen in wisdom and compassion. Join us in practice—in the midst of success and difficulty, collective and personal—to quiet the mind, open the heart, and awaken to courage, joy, and steady compassion together. Through heartfelt teachings, dialogue and questions, wisdom practices, delicious silence, and the psychology of the awakened heart, we will learn how to live with inner freedom and love and to bring these blessings to the world.