Massachusetts Summer Adult Retreat

DatesJune 25-28 2020
More details coming soon
LocationMiddlesex School, Concord, MA
$595 for MX faculty or staff
Who can attend?All Adults! We specifically encourage Parents/Guardians, Teachers, Youth-Serving Professionals, and members of the Middlesex Community to attend.
All levels of experience welcome
Questions?(978) 254-7082 or

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Retreat Description

Doug Worthen explains what the iBme Adult Mindfulness Retreat at Middlesex School is like and shares some of the benefits that iBme retreats offer.

Please join us for the fourth annual adult mindfulness retreat at Middlesex. 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.

If you have any questions please contact Doug Worthen at or iBme at


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.

Sample Schedule

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.