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Summer Family Retreat 2019: Harmony in Our Family, Joy in the World


Join us for our joyful annual retreat celebrating our blood and spiritual family.

We come together to play, to practice, to share, to sing. We offer children and teens tools for handling strong emotions, peer pressure, and expectations from parents and teachers. We offer adults mindfulness practices to enrich and deepen the bonds between partners, spouses, siblings, and friends, and between parent and child. We learn how to touch the peace and joy of the present moment, and to nurture the best gift we can offer those we love ---our presence.

Together we will practice: walking, eating, and sitting meditation; loving speech and deep listening; touching the earth, deep relaxation, ceremonies and celebration.

We also love music, so please bring your instruments! 

Here is a song to enjoy, Six Mantras song

Please note that there are no family rooms available for this retreat as of May 17, 2019. We have space for campers and commuters. A commuter is someone who stays offsite in a motel, an air bnb, a bed & breakfast etc. There is no bed reserved at the monastery for a commuter.

Campers provide their own tents, tent accessories, tarps. Camping is under trees or on the grass of the monastery. Bathroom facilities including showers are available for campers.

Earlier Event: July 7
Day of Mindfulness
Later Event: July 11
No Day of Mindfulness