August 25-30 | Mindfulness Retreat in English | Blue Cliff Monastery
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The English retreat, with the theme Transformation and Healing: The Art of Suffering, is one of five retreats that are being offered in our practice centers in the US in 2013. The retreat will be led by Thich Nhat Hanh along with the monks and nuns of Deer Park Monastery, Magnolia Grove Monastery, Blue Cliff Monastery, and Plum Village.
The retreat is open to all, including beginners, those who have previously attended retreats, and families with children. The first part of the talks are normally dedicated to children. The nuns, monks and staff members will lead a mindfulness practice program for teens (ages 13-17). Some parents will be invited to help other monks, nuns and laystaff with a similar program focused on children (6 to 12 years old). Children under 6 are welcome to join the retreat under the care of their parent.
We welcome the participation of people from all backgrounds, regardless of ethnic origin, race, cultural background, socio-economic class, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability.
We are committed to fostering a practice environment where all may touch the Dharma and find healing and nourishment.
Retreat fees include all retreat programs, housing, meals and transportation for those housed off-site. Housing options and fees are:
Camping (Blue Cliff, tent only) — $700 SOLD OUT
Dormitory (Blue Cliff) — $900 SOLD OUT
Hotel (double occupancy only) — $1,075/person SOLD OUT
Student (ages 18-27 with ID) – Dorm (Blue Cliff) — $575 SOLD OUT
Student (ages 18-27 with ID) – Camping (Blue Cliff, tent only) — $475 SOLD OUT
Teen (ages 13-17, housed with parents/guardians) – $375 SOLD OUT
Child (ages 6-12, housed with parents/guardians) — $225 SOLD OUT
Infants/Toddlers (ages 0-5) – no fee [note: no child care available for children ages 0-5)
As with all our retreats, we encourage participants to share rides wherever possible in order to reduce the environmental aspect of traveling. Please use the commenting system below to make connections with other participants to offer rides and insights on reducing the impact.