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Cultivating Compassion & Resilience - a Non-Residential Mindfulness Retreat for People of Color


This year, our annual PoC Retreat will take place in Baltimore, MD, and is co-hosted by BCM monastics and Baltimore & Beyond Mindfulness Community.

This retreat is open to anyone who self-identifies as a Person of Color, whether new or more experienced in the practice of mindfulness and meditation.  Join us in creating a safe space for people of color to practice and learn mindfulness in everyday life.  We come together as a beloved community to learn key practices that bring well-being into the lives of ourselves, our families, and society.  Mindfulness is a practice that helps us to be in touch with the wonders of life within and around us.  Mindfulness helps us to take care of our difficulties and open to the path of healing and transformation.

During this retreat, we will focus on cultivating compassion as well as resilience by the mindfulness practices of walking/eating/sitting meditation, connecting with our ancestors, learning the skills of deep listening and loving speech, and allowing ourselves the chance to deeply rest.

Vegan meals (lunch & dinner) will be offered as part of the retreat.

Two retreat options are available.  Participants are asked to commit to attend the entire length of the retreat they've chosen:

  • FIVE-DAY Retreat:  Wed-Sun, May 2-6
  • WEEKEND Retreat:  Fri-Sun, May 4-6

Click here for more details about the retreat program, scholarships, housing accommodations, and ride-share.


Earlier Event: April 29
Day of Mindfulness
Later Event: May 3
Day of Mindfulness