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Wise Intention in the New Year 3 Day Non-Residential Retreat

  • Benedict Canyon Retreat House 9940 Westwanda Drive Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 United States (map)

Join us for all 3 days of this Non-Residential Retreat (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday) January 17th - 19th, 2020

There is also an option for those with previous experience to join for just Saturday and Sunday.

Most of us have goals, and the New Year is often a time of self-improvement. Our mindfulness and Dharma practice invites us into another kind of exploration, however, that is not based on “improving”, but on moving towards our deeper aspirations or intentions from a place of acceptance, presence with what is, and attention to the way we bring these goals to fruition. 

How do we embrace change and move towards new possibilities from a place of contentment? What intentions do we allow to arise when we cultivate a calm, clear mind, and a peaceful, loving heart? How do we accept what is, while steadily moving in the direction of our own well-being? 

Through mindfulness, Insight, and lovingkindness practices along with inquiry we will explore our relationship to these questions as we move towards awakening on the path. There will be periods of silent and guided sitting meditation, walking meditation, and a Dharma talk to support the development of your practice. Together, we will explore in community and leave refreshed and renewed for the New Year ahead. The retreat will be held in silence to support a deepening of mindful awareness and insight.

Participants are encouraged to continue practicing mindfulness in the evening at home to strengthen their continuity of mindfulness for the full retreat experience, as this is a non-residential retreat.  

Please bring your own water bottle, lunch and snacks each day. 


Friday:  10am – 5pm

Saturday:  10am – 5pm

Sunday:  10am – 4pm