A Silent Weekend || March 13-15th, 2020 || Stretch Yoga, Chinatown
Friday 7-9pm || Saturday 9-5pm || Sunday 9-5pm
"Retreat is not set apart from life, but is a deep plunge into the nature of existence" - Adyashanti
Join Carolyn for this unique 3-day opportunity to meditate with like-minded people on an urban silent retreat, in the heart of Chinatown. Come to press pause on the noise of daily life and wake up to the workings of the mind, heart and body. Not only will various themes & techniques be taught during retreat hours, the practice of presence & awareness will extend into the world each evening as we re-enter into the world - the deepest experience of meditation.
*all levels welcome
Included during the weekend
Meditation instruction, guided & silent meditations
seated & walking meditations
periods of noble silence
lectures / q&a related to prominent themes in mindfulness and how to undo our conditioned beliefs with gentleness.
What to Bring
Preferred blocks/cushions for sitting. There will also be props and chairs available.
Blanket, sweaters, scarves - layers.
Lunch and reusable mug or cup for tea and water.
(the practice of giving / generosity)
$100 cost covers the use of the facility at STRETCH.
$100 suggested donation / charitable offering to the instructor. These teachings are offered freely (Dana) as they are considered to be priceless.
Envelopes for Dana will be available at STRETCH throughout the weekend.
Carolyn Anne Budgell
Carolyn has been leading meditation since 2011 in all types of settings: one-on-one, intimate groups and in corporate settings.
She has studied with teachers from the Buddhist Vipassana Movement and Zen, notably Tara Brach, Adyashanti and Reggie Ray. Carolyn guides her workshops and retreats in a simple and accessible language.. Carolyn firmly believes that meditation is not just about being still and silent, but also requires a willingness to: look within honestly, connect to self and others and shift the patterns that prevent us from growing. In this way, every aspect of life becomes a meditation.