Retreats

  • A) Economy Twin (Shared) – $335.00
  • B) Economy Twin/Full (Private) – $385.00
  • C) Standard Twin (Shared) – $385.00
  • D) Standard Twin (Private) – $455.00
  • E) Premium Queen – $495.00
  • F) Deluxe Queen (w/private bath) – $625.00
  • G) Contentment - 2 bedroom apt. w/ living & dining room, kitchen and bath – $695.00
  • H) Pet-Friendly Room – $495.00
  • (All prices include $195.00 base amount)

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

September 14 - 16, 2018

Mindfulness is the most scientifically studied method of meditation, and has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and to improve mental health and concentration. Mindfulness is a modern presentation of ancient meditation techniques that are central to the Buddhist vipassana and zen traditions.

Mindfulness meditation teaches us to be unconditionally present – to clearly see ourselves, just as we are and what is happening, just as it is.

Your retreat* experience will include:

  • Exploration of the principles of mindfulness meditation
  • Practice of sitting and walking meditation
  • Opportunities for individual meditation guidance
  • Introduction to Qigong to balance the body and mind

Through the practice of mindfulness, we become aware of the mental unrest that arises when “what is” isn’t how we think it should be.  We learn to calmly observe our thoughts and sensations and to open into the luminous tranquility of our inner wisdom.

Yoga, Meditation and Community

Experience a relaxing retreat with guided mindfulness meditation and yoga, explore universal spiritual principles and feel the joy of life in an intentional spiritual community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon.

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Retreat Schedule

Friday

3:30 – 6:00 Room Check in, Harmony Hall Foyer

4:30 – 6:00 Ananda Yoga Sadhana with energization, asanas, meditation

6:00 – 7:00 Dinner in Green Hill Café

7:30 – 9:00 Welcome & Introduction

Saturday

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast (first ½ hour in Silence)

10:00 –11:00 Instruction in mindfulness practice

11:15 –12:30 Guided mindfulness meditation practice

12:45 – 1:30 Lunch in Green Hill Café

2:00 – 3:00 Qigong

3:00 – 3:30 Walking meditation

4:30 – 6:00 Ananda Yoga Sadhana with energization, asanas, meditation

6:00 – 7:00 Dinner in Green Hill Café

7:30 – 9:00 Guided mindfulness meditation using visualization, sound, and colors

Sunday

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 –10:00 Personal retreat time

10:00 – 11:30 Restorative Yoga session

11:45 – 12:30 Wrap-up: Bringing mindfulness into daily life

12:45 – 1:30 Lunch

Leaders

David Seybert
David is a certified Ananda Meditation teacher, spiritual counselor and Ananda Yoga (RYT200) teacher. David also teaches tai chi and qigong, and recently completed a week-long, silent retreat immersed in Buddhist vipashyana (mindfulness) practices, guided by a traditionally-trained Tibetan lama. David has been on a spiritual path since several awakening…
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Miriam Rodgers
Miriam is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance and is a certified Ananda Yoga teacher. Miriam has been a part of Ananda Worldwide for over 20 years and has served on three continents: US, Italy, and India, teaching meditation and helping establish spiritual communities. She was the nurse…
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