Past Event

Awakening the Heart of Love; an Insight Meditation Retreat for Everyone

Lead by: Heidi Bourne, Heather Lear and Sylvia Boorsein

Dates: Oct 22, 2023 - Oct 26, 2023

Drawing on the teachings of the Buddha, our retreat focuses on cultivating the capacity to skillfully navigate our everyday lives with a steady receptive mind and a courageous wise heart. Held in peaceful noble silence throughout the retreat, our practices include foundational and transformative guidance on lovingkindness (metta), compassion, joy, and equanimity.

Each day includes meditation, daily dharma talks, gentle mindful movement, small group practice discussions, along with ample time for swimming in the pond, enjoying a hot tub, taking a hike, and space for relaxation and connection.

A variety of elegantly appointed accommodations are available at Bell Valley Retreat. Whether staying in the Toll House, Barn, Tent Cabins or the Bell Tents, all spaces are designed with attention to aesthetic beauty and connection to the land. Choose your lodging preference with registration.

Our beautifully catered vegetarian meals will be nutritious, varied, and carefully designed to support contemplative retreat practice.

Everyone is welcome. This retreat is suitable for both beginning and seasoned practitioners. We hope you’ll join us!

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