January 12-17th, 2018
Freshly prepared meals with local and organic ingredients, 95 acres of wooded and pastoral beauty, and a facility built with green in mind: these are Spirit Fire’s Meditative Retreat Center in Leyden, Massachusetts.
This all inclusive five day silent retreat will afford you the opportunity to sink into stillness and deepen your mindfulness practice. Guided sitting, lying down and walking meditations will be offered along with body work in the form of guided gentle yoga and self directed meditative ballwork practice.
The retreat is appropriate for those with some experience in meditation and is appropriate as a first retreat. No prior yoga experience is necessary and adaptations are available for any level of fitness. The retreat takes place in the beautiful Berkshire mountains and there is outdoor space for walking practice. The silence support by the staff and fellow participants creates a sense of community, together, investigating and exploring our experience beyond the usual superficial day to day life. These 5 days afford a unique possibility of dropping into moment by moment awareness and peace.
Every evening there will be a talk as well as two group interviews during the 5 day retreat and individual guidance as needed. We will begin with an opening circle the first night before we enter into silence and at the end of the retreat we will have time to share our experience and prepare for departure.
The practices offered on this retreat will center on the basics of Mindfulness, Meditation and Compassion. Incorporating the body will invite a melding of mind, body and spirit.
Price $1450 includes:
- Double occupancy room
- 3 Delicious vegetarian meals/day
- Access to grounds and walking trails
- All teaching, guidance and support
The deposit is $700 and is non-refundable. The remaining $750 due 1 week prior to start, by January 5th.
This retreat fulfills the CFM Oasis Institute requirement for a 5 day silent retreat
Course size is limited to 14 to allow for intimacy and ample space.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center