Summer All-day Retreat enrolling now
Retreat is deep relaxation
Each of us needs to relinquish the forward press of our everyday lives, and deeply rest the body and mind.
8-Week Course alumni and other meditators at all levels of experience are warmly welcome to attend these events. Retreats are offered at lowest possible cost. All-day Retreats are free of charge for StressCare alumni. Early registration is recommended.
Relaxation is the necessary point of departure….once one has realized relaxation, it is possible to realize a tranquil heart and a clear mind.”
–Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness
We relax the body by attending to sensations and responding carefully. We relax the mind by letting thoughts and feelings come and go, without trying to control them. We allow everything to be just as it is, moment after moment. We connect with our inmost resources such as love, dignity, and gratitude throughout the day. We support one another in the marvelous adventure of coming home to ourselves.
One Day Mindfulness Retreat for Physicians: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Responding to physician burnout
This retreat introduces mindfulness to physicians who are facing burnout and want to learn this approach for their own health and well-being and that of their patients, colleagues, and families. The retreat will be held at Green Gulch Farm in Muir Beach, CA, with ample time for conversation, rest, and time oudoors. Led by our instructors, Karin and David, and Jack Edelen of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Learn more
All-day Retreat: held four Saturdays each year
Guidance in the fundamentals
The most important part of mindfulness is to keep your practice alive. The way to do it is to do it.”
–Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living
Mark your calendar! Return to an All-day Retreat for guidance in the fundamentals – it’s familiar but different each time. Sitting, walking, lying down, and yoga meditations from the 8-Week Course are led by our instructors, Karin and David. Keep your practice alive and well. Sign-up is required – see sidebar
Urban Retreat: a one-day retreat in summer
Time for simplicity
Urban Retreats feature measured periods of silent sitting alternating with periods of mindful walking and yoga. There will be time for conversation and ample time for rest. A simple hot dinner will be prepared by the participants, in silence. Karin and David lead these retreats offering helpful guidance and inspirational support.
The simplicity of retreat invites us to attend ever more kindly and clearly to each moment, and re-enter the everyday with hearts eased. Learn more and sign up on the sidebar. Participants should plan to attend the entire event. (This event is under construction)