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Deepening Insight and Awareness Residential Retreat


  • Big Bear Retreat Center 1000 Sugarpine Road Big Bear, CA, 92314 United States (map)

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With Celeste Young and Gullu Singh

Come spend the week at the newly opened Big Bear Retreat center deepening your Insight meditation practice with other meditators. By bringing mindful attention to our moment to moment experience, we can learn to cultivate resilience amidst change and grow in awareness and love. We will focus on practices that quiet the mind and open the heart, supporting continuity of mindfulness and the unfolding of insight.

 The structure of an Insight meditation retreat includes time for sitting meditation, walking meditation, rest, mindful eating, and Dharma talks along with some instruction and guidance, and short individual practice discussion meetings to support you within the container of a silent retreat. This helps us to deepen our connection to our direct moment to moment experience, cultivate continuity of mindfulness, and awaken the heart and mind for greater ease, balance, and clarity in daily life.  

In addition, Gabrielle Hammond will be offering gentle chi gung movement practices accessible to all bodies and abilities daily. 

We will tend to the heart and mind with compassionate mindfulness and strengthen our connection with ourselves and each other, with time for enjoying nature, deep rest, and practice in this beautiful setting.