SILENCE AND AWARENESS RETREAT

 

Silence and Awareness Retreat

 

July 26 (3 PM) - August 5 (11 AM), 2019

Benedictine Center, St Paul MN

Guided by Mary Jo Meadow, PhD

The Retreat: This retreat comes mainly from Christian Carmelite spirituality and Theravadan Buddhism. For all levels of practice experience, including beginners.  Each day offers an integrative conference, sitting and walking meditation practice, and two instruction sessions.Individual interviews are also available daily.  There is sometimes a Q&A session.  Retreatants do not interact during the retreat to foster deep stillness and awareness.

Mindfulness meditation helps us empty out roles, voluntary experiences, and the other "trappings" of ordinary daily life to be available to growth.  It makes us receptive to the healing and self-knowledge that mystics taught as necessary got spiritual growth - and to eventually "see" through to Ultimate Reality.

This retreat is for those who want a greater depth than most retreats offer.  Although experience are sometimes intense, the method manages them, and individuals "open" to different experiences as their capacity for them grows.  Practitioners of many traditions find this practice very helpful to deepen self-knowledge, self-management, and spiritual growth.

Mary Jo Meadow;  Mary Jo has meditated over 65 years in the Christian, yoga and Buddhist traditions.  She teaches mindfulness in the USA, Canada, Europe, and Australia.  She is psychology and religious studies professor emerita at MN State University Mankato, offers spiritual guidance, and writes and lectures on spirituality.  She has seven published books.  She brings Meditation in to Prisons and Jails as a volunteer.

For more information or registration, contact: resecum@msn.com

Mindfulness and Loving Kindness Retreat

October 4-8, 2019

Metta Meditation Center, Janesville MN

Guided by Mary Jo Meadow, PhD

 

     The Retreat: This retreat offers full instruction in both mindfulness and loving kindness practice. It is for all levels of practice experience, including beginners. Each day offers an integrative talk, sitting and walking practice, and instruction sessions. Individual interviews with the teacher are available. Instruction is combined with supervised practice. The retreat offers retreat experience without committing to a lengthy time.       

     Mindfulness meditation helps us empty out roles, voluntary experiences, and the other “trappings” of ordinary daily life to be available to growth. It makes us receptive to the healing and self-knowledge that is necessary for personal growth. Practitioners of many traditions find this practice very helpful to deepen self-knowledge, self-management, and spiritual growth. It is suitable for people of any religious tradition or of no religion.

     Housing is in private rooms. Bathrooms are central and shared. The food is vegan. The center is several miles off of Hwy 60 between Mankato and Faribault. It is located on beautiful Lake Elysian.

 

For more information or registration, contact: resecum@msn.com

Looking ahead

Australia: currently not planned in the future.

England/Scotland:  This is on hold until an organizer is found.

Calgary Canada:  This retreat has usually been held every two years.

Toronto Canada area: Currently under consideration

St Paul Minnesota: This is held annually at about the same time.

Discounts available for early registration. Email resecum@msn.com for fee schedule. The fee schedule is for when we receive your full payment.

This button is to pay for the Silence and Awareness retreat in St. Paul..We also request a 4% additional fee to cover some of the PayPal costs. Alternatively, you can register by check at our address on the home page

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