Friday, April 14-16, 2023

Deepening Presence Through Mindfulness: A Weekend with Loving-Kindness and Poetry at Kripalu

Join Hugh & Rebecca at Kripalu in the beautiful Berkshires area of western Massachusetts, located 2.5 hours north of New York City and west of Boston for a weekend mindfulness and loving-kindness retreat. These practices help us be more present with ourselves and the world especially in challenging times.

Grounded in the Buddha’s teachings of wisdom and compassion—and through poetry, stories, and humor— we will cultivate loving awareness amidst life’s joys and sorrows, untangle patterns of unhelpful habits, and use poetry to help open our hearts to live more fully in the present.

Return home renewed and with tools for responding to life’s challenges with balance and ease.


June 28-July 5, 2024

Opening to Life: A Mindfulness and Loving-kindness Retreat Delphi Valley, Ireland Retreat with Hugh Byrne and Rebecca Hines

A True Nature Travels Retreat in Delphi Valley, Ireland

Join Hugh and Rebecca in the beautiful Delphi Valley, County Mayo, in the west of Ireland to nourish your body, mind, heart, and spirit with practice, community, and adventure.

For the first half of the week, we will cultivate awareness and open our hearts through teachings of compassion, loving-kindness, and equanimity following traditional mindfulness practices—sitting meditation, movement, walking, and enjoying delicious organic, locally sourced meals. Our mornings will begin with movement and meditation flowing from the beauty of the fertile land and waters, with seamless practice supported throughout the day to cultivate renewal, calm, and healing.

The second half of the week will be spent exploring the scenic, spiritual, and welcoming west of Ireland, including visiting ancient monuments and other historical locations; relaxing in the spa; and doing whatever feeds your soul. Organized group and solo activities will be offered.


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