Retreats

June 29-July 1, 2018

Cultivating an Open Heart – A Weekend of Loving-kindness, with Hugh & Rebecca

Claymont Court, Charlestown, WV

This silent retreat will focus on cultivating the quality of loving kindness (metta in Pali), infusing our hearts, minds and bodies with a strong caring wisdom. We will tenderly explore our capacity to create, endure, overcome, and transform suffering through practices of loving-kindness and awareness. Loving-kindness practices open the heart, allow a kind embrace of ourselves, and connect us intimately with all of life. The fusion of mindfulness and loving-kindness helps us to respond more compassionately to the challenges that we encounter in ourselves and in the world.

On this retreat loving-kindness practices will be supported by periods of guided instruction, talks, mindful movement, and walking meditation.

To register, visit here. Co-sponsored with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington.

October 19-21

The Power of Presence—Coming Home to Our True Nature

Pause, be with your body and your whole being, and connect with yourself in presence. In this weekend retreat, experience the power of meditation with a pause in the doing and allow yourself simply to be. The retreat is designed to support continuity of wakefulness, creating space for your true nature to be revealed.  Together in community we will engage in a variety of meditation practices, including sitting, lying, walking and eating accompanied by gentle movement.

To register, visit here. Co-sponsored with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington.

January 19-26, 2019 in Cuba

Join Hugh and Rebecca for a mindfulness meditation retreat and cultural exchange in Cuba. Take time from the busyness of life to open to your moment-to-moment experience and also explore the rich culture and beauty of Cuba in these times of change.

  • The retreat is offered at the beautiful Mhai Yoga center on the beach, half an hour from Havana.
  • Seven nights accommodation in double rooms with en-suite bathrooms.
  • 3 organic, locally prepared vegetarian meals a day.
  • Guided excursion to Old Havana.
  • Limited to 22 participants.

Stay tuned for registration information coming soon!!  Join our mailing list for period updates.

September 14-21, 2019 in Greece

Cultivating Joy in Stillness and Beauty—Mindfulness Meditation Retreat in Greece with Hugh and Rebecca

Join Hugh and Rebecca on the gorgeous Greek Island of Amorgos. This is a time to connect with true joy in the beauty of the soothing blue Aegean Sea nourishing your body, mind, and spirit with practice, community, and adventure.

For the first half of the week, we will explore the arising of joy as we come into stillness through traditional mindfulness practices – sitting meditation, movement, walking – and enjoying locally-sourced organic meals. Our mornings will begin with meditation and movement overlooking the Aegean Sea with seamless practice throughout the day to support coming home to your true nature.

The second half of the week will be spent exploring the island’s historic towns, relaxing on the beach, hiking the coastline, and doing whatever feeds your soul. Most evenings will be spent with a group dinner to share our day and enjoy each other’s company.

Our retreats are shaped by our intention to immerse ourselves in the culture of where we are and to be open to the adventures that present themselves. This week will offer a balance of practice, rest, and play. We have discovered through leading and attending many retreats that traveling together and saying yes to life and its moment-to-moment opportunities creates a true connection with joy, lasting friendships, and a gratitude for life’s abundance.

Sponsored by TrueNature.  Stay tuned for registration information coming soon!!  Join our mailing list for periodic updates!