Cultivating Peace and Balance in Anxious Times ONLINE

Hugh Byrne Online via Zoom

Hugh Byrne

4/25/2020 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM  at  Online via Zoom (.) (Map It)

Cultivating Peace and Balance in Anxious Times: Half-day Online Meditation Retreat 

In this time of pandemic, it is easy and natural for us to default to habitual patterns of response to the stressful and uncertain times we are living in. By cultivating mindfulness and compassion towards ourselves and others, we can find another, more skillful response that helps us live with greater freedom and ease. Mindfulness allows us to connect fully with our lived experience and to come back when we recognize we’ve moved into worrying about the future, ruminating on the past, or disconnecting from our experience.

We will practice sitting and walking meditation together in our own spaces, supported by short talks, stories, poetry, and sharing. The emphasis of the instructions will be on cultivating a relaxed awareness in all our moments with an attitude of acceptance and kindness. 

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“Your meditations remind me that I can only truly live if I open my heart to the world outside. And I can only truly meditate when my heart is open to myself as well as to others. Thank you, Hugh.”

"He knows my worries. And he knows how I can move away from them for at least a little while, get rest, get space. Small, simple actions that move you right in to the moment, to true experience."

The registration fee covers call-in participation, as well as a recording of the retreat for both those who can call in and also those who cannot attend the call but who would like to receive the recording.

Scholarships

All who feel they will benefit from the retreat are encouraged to participate. Finances are not an obstacle. Please contact us if the fee range is beyond your ability to pay. We encourage you to attend and if possible make a smaller donation to help cover costs.

IMCW Refund Policy

If you cancel more than three weeks before the start of the class series, your payment will be refunded minus a $15 administrative fee. IMCW cannot offer refunds for cancellations made fewer than 3 weeks before the beginning of the class series. There is no refund for classes you do not attend. Issuing a refund check may take 2-4 weeks.

Late Registration

Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the day before the retreat. To request late registration, please email the retreat manager to check if there are still openings.

Note: Because this is an online retreat, participants are encouraged to find space of relative quiet, limiting the amount of interaction with others in the environment as much as possible. Participants may join by internet or via phone. Participants will be given links to join the course the week before the course begins.

Fees:

Base (retreat & recording at cost):$30.00
Mid-level (Base + $10 donation):$40.00
Sponsor (Base + $20 donation):$50.00

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