Relax and recharge at the Forest Lodge Educational Campus for a meditation retreat. We’ll spend time in the woods meditating on loving kindness and practicing RAIN, an applied mindfulness tool especially useful in difficult situations. The schedule also includes some unstructured time in the woods and guided relaxation. Jenny Tumas, RYT 500, will be leading an optional chanting and yoga practices session during the retreat.
Loving Kindness Practice or Metta Practice is a practice rooted in the Buddhist tradition to help cultivate not only feelings of loving kindness but also loving and compassionate action. The practice consists of silently repeating phrases of loving kindness directed towards people you love, yourself, neutral people, people with whom you have difficulties, and all beings. The practice has not only been shown to increase feelings of well-being, but also to reduce unconscious bias which is at the root of so much injustice in the world.
RAIN (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) is especially helpful for skillfully dealing with painful situations. It was popularized by the beloved meditation teacher Tara Brach.
Please contact Jodi Supanich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-355-0049 if you have any questions.
The following meals will be provided:
- Friday: Dinner
- Saturday: Three meals
- Sunday: Breakfast
You can let us know about any dietary restrictions you have on the registration form.
Lodging is available for this program. Attendees can choose to stay overnight at Forest Lodge inside (linens not provided) or camp on the property (tents not provided). Attendees are not required to stay at Forest Lodge.
Lodging Choices and Pricing
If you choose not to stay at Forest Lodge, your registration fee will be $135. Your registration fee is included in the prices listed below for each lodging option:
- Camping at Forest Lodge—$155
- Shared lodging in the Boathouse—$155
- Shared room—$175
Attendees staying in a shared room can choose their roommate when they register or opt to be matched with somebody else.
- Private room—$195
Registration for this retreat has closed.