Date(s): Mar. 29
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Sunday)
This retreat is only for USC staff, faculty, and students
Join us for a Sunday to practice mindfulness meditation in a beautiful natural setting in Benedict Canyon.
We will spend the day in sitting and walking meditation, with ongoing guidance and instruction from experienced mindfulness teachers. We will also have an opportunity to practice cultivating positive emotions, mindful eating, and experience the depth of stillness that can come through an extended period of practice.
The retreat will begin at 9am on Sunday, March 29 and lasts until 4pm.
This is a silent retreat and is suitable for beginning or experienced students.
Space is limited to only 30 people.
Maureen Shannon-Chapple and Allen Weiss
Frequently Asked Questions:
The day will start at 9am. We will gather for meditation instructions followed by a silent morning of sitting and walking meditation, alternating. After lunch you will have free time to rest or hike. More instruction and sitting and walking practice will follow, as well as an opportunity to meet with a teacher in a group.
If you’ve never taken a class on mindfulness, we still invite you to this retreat. You will benefit if you come early and meet with one of the teachers who will explain the basics of mindfulness which you can then practice during the retreat.
Of course there will be opportunity to rest and take a break, and you can always do whatever you need to do to take care of yourself.
You will be surprised by how the supportive environment with other students and ongoing teacher guidance will enable you to sit for much longer periods. Most people discover that the silence turns out to be one of the best parts of a daylong retreat. Imagine a time truly for yourself, without having to perform, look a certain way, or interact with others. It’s a true respite from society’s norms. In silence we can go deeper into self-understanding and touch into our inner peace and joy. Of course if you need something, you are welcome to check in with a teacher . We are confident that anyone can complete a daylong retreat. It may be challenging, but it is doable and deeply rewarding.
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