Life As A Practice Day-Long Retreat

Date: Saturday, June 10
Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Against The Stream - (1001a Colorado Ave., Santa Monica)
Cost: Sliding Scale $35-65 - no one turned away for lack of funds

If you’ve started a meditation practice, you’ve probably noticed many areas of life where mindfulness is not present. You might feel relatively mindful in the simplicity of a quiet room, but the practice goes out the window during difficult moments at work. You might feel present during your alone time but much less so with other people. You might not even have a consistent time in your schedule for formal meditation, and you’ve decided that as a result, it’s not possible to live a mindful life.

It’s very common for meditation to feel separate from day-to-day experience, and many of us carry self-defeating beliefs about the possibilities for mindfulness in a busy life. Challenge your beliefs and explore integration in Life As A Practice.

In this day of mindfulness, you will...

  • Learn techniques specifically designed to encourage integration between mindfulness and daily life.
  • Explore the areas of your life where mindfulness is absent, and find out why.
  • Design custom strategies to bring mindfulness in where you want it.

If you’re new to meditation, you’ll be given techniques to use. If you have a meditation practice, you’re welcome to bring that along!

This is a terrific way to get a bite-sized taste of the flow of retreat—especially if you've never attended one before. Meditations will range from 20 to 40 minutes, but most will be divided up between sitting, standing, and walking (hence the integration-into-life theme). We'll also be exploring meditation during simple activities (like using those devices that follow us everywhere we go).

At the end of the retreat, you will receive a set of guided meditations covering the practices we learn, as well as a recording of the retreat for your review.
Beginners welcome. No prior retreat experience required.