|Who can attend?||Parents/Guardians, Teachers, Youth-Serving Professionals
All levels of experience welcome
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Jessica Morey began practicing meditation at age 14 in the Insight Meditation Society teen retreats. She returned every year for 6 years and then participated for 10 years in an IMS young adult mentoring group. Jessica has attended longer (1-3 month) retreats in Asia and the US and is a founding board member and lead teacher for iBme teen retreats. Before joining iBme, Jessica worked in clean energy and climate policy and finance. She holds a BA in Environmental Engineering from Dartmouth and Masters degrees in Sustainable Development and International Affairs. She wrote an article in the February 2014 Mindful Magazine, “Finding My Way,” about her experience learning and benefiting from mindfulness throughout her young adult years. She is an avid yoga practitioner and skier and loves dancing in any form.
Please join us for our Massachusetts Fall Adult Retreat. The retreat will mostly be held in silence – practicing sitting and walking meditation with occasional relational and movement practices.
You will have a glimpse into the potential for life changing effects of mindfulness with guidance to cultivate an open-minded approach to being in the present moment. People often walk away from retreat living with this degree of calm, peace and ease that many people have never experienced before. Many people also report, after retreat, that things become more vibrant, along with a stable feeling of joy.
Do I need to sleep in a dorm? We encourage attendees to stay in the dorms (all rooms are singles) to have the full retreat experience, but if you want to commute to campus daily that is ok.
Can I miss part of the retreat? For several reasons we encourage you to experience the entire retreat, but can make exceptions given particular circumstances.
Is it ok if I have never practiced before? Definitely. Many have found retreats of this length to be a great way to learn the mindfulness practice. If you are worried that the “typical day” schedule is too much please know that many find it much easier time than expected.
What is a typical day like? See below. The days are held mostly in silence with some times open for Q&A.
7:00am – Wake Up
7:30am – Mindful Movement and Sitting Meditation
8:00 – Breakfast and Free Time
9:30 – Morning Meditation Program (including Q&A)
Noon – Lunch and Free Time
2:00 – Afternoon Meditation Program (including Q&A)
4:30pm – Mindful Movement and/or Walk
5:30 – Dinner and Free Time
7:30 – Evening Meditation Program (including Q&A)
9:30 – Free Time
10:30pm – Bed
Amazing and transformative weekend.
Revealing, insightful, deepening, connective
Extremely valuable to all ages and to all levels of experience with mindfulness.
Peaceful, calming, and validating
It was a wonderful experience. I was longing for the solitude, the quietude, and the guidance.