This retreat is only for staff, faculty, alumni of USC as well as USC students graduating this May – we will have a retreat for all other USC students in the Fall of 2018.
Join us for a weekend to practice mindfulness meditation in a beautiful natural setting on Catalina Island. The retreat will take place in in the Wrigley Center where everyone will stay in comfortable houses as shown in the photos below.
We will spend the weekend 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 speaking and listening, mindful eating, and experience the depth of stillness that can come through an extended period of practice.
The retreat will begin at 11am on a Friday afternoon with a boat ride from Long Beach to Catalina and concludes after lunch on Sunday. Meals include supper on Friday; breakfast, lunch and supper on Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
This is a silent retreat and is suitable for beginning or experienced students.
The retreat is sold-out, but you can add your name to the waiting list as we often have last minute openings.
When and Where
Dates: May 4-6, 2018
Wrigley Institute Conference Center
Santa Catalina Island
Allen Weiss, Mark Miller, Beth Sternlieb
Accommodation is either a limited number of single rooms (with private or shared bathrooms), or double occupancy (coordinate with a friend and let us know so we can put you in the same shared room). Choose the highest level for a single room that you can afford. This allows us to offer financial aid to students and provides funding for Mindful USC into the future. Cost includes boat transportation to and from the island and all meals and teacher support.
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