The English retreat, with the theme Healing Yourself is Healing the World, 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). A similar program focused on children ages 6 to 12 years old will also be available. Children under 6 are welcome to join the retreat under the care of their parent but there is no formal program.
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.
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.
Learn more about the retreat at Magnolia Grove Monastery.
Some advertising had originally listed this retreat as September 19-24 but the correct dates are September 24-29.