Our residential weekend retreat
is a wonderful opportunity to step away from day-to-day busyness and focus on the interior landscape of your experience. With the support of shared meditation you can deepen practice and open to the fullness of your experience. Mindfulness throughout the day will be encouraged through the retreat schedule. We will alternate periods of sitting and walking meditation with a period of mindful yoga each day. Instruction for beginning and advanced mediators will be given as well as evening talks and optional private interviews with the instructor.
The next weekend retreat will be held Thursday, July 20th beginning at 7 p.m. thru Sunday the 23rd ending at 9 a.m. The cost for the retreat is $325. This price covers all instruction, evening talks and private interviews but not the accommodations. You are encouraged to make a contribution to The Ruah Center - Villa de Matel in Houston, TX for overnight accommodations which include a single room, common bathrooms (they are quite private) and all meals.
This mindfulness mediation retreat will be held in silence, allowing one to develop concentration and insight. While there are many benefits of silence and extended practice, it can bring us into contact with the sharper edges of our experience. If you are in the midst of deep emotional difficulties such as post-traumatic stress, major depression or untreated addiction, an extended retreat may be better timed after you experience some stability and relief. Mindfulness training (less intense than retreat practice) as an adjunct to psychotherapy can skillfully address deep emotional suffering. If you are interested in exploring individualized mindfulness training; here is a link to learn more.
If you'd like to experience a day-long retreat before next summer; there will be an opportunity in May. Here's a link to learn more: Day of Mindfulness.
As with all training & courses, retreats are also conducted by Micki Fine M.Ed., L.P.C., the founder of Mindful Living, certified mindfulness teacher and licensed professional counselor in the Houston Metro area.