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January 17th - January 23rd, 2021

The Wisdom of the Heart

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Teachers

Devin Berry
Dalila Bothwell
Nico Hase
Devon Hase
Kaira Jewel Lingo
Dawn Mauricio
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About This Retreat

In this weeklong retreat, on The Wisdom of the Heart, we’ll dive deep into transformational awareness practices of love, compassion and equanimity. Through periods of meditation and discussion, we’ll explore the wildness, complexity, and wisdom of these very vulnerable and living hearts, while exploring our connection to ourselves, our relationships, our community, and the wider world. Ultimately, we are developing a more resilient and equanimous state of being–ways to overcome mental, emotional and systemic habits that cause unnecessary suffering.

What makes our retreats unique

Intimate

With small group work at the heart of our virtual retreat model, we always prioritize human contact & relationship–deep intimacy at a distance.

Guided

You’ll be supported, for 3 hours each day, by our highly-experienced retreat teaching team.  Receive quality instructions, get your questions answered, we’ve got your back.

Peer-Led

Help build the retreat by hosting & attending silent peer-led practice sessions. All you have to do is click a link, show up, sit, and ring the bell at the end of the practice session. On retreat we practice alone, together.

Customizable

You can turn your life into a retreat by designing your own formal retreat schedule. We make the logistics easy, so you can do the hard work of showing up & being present.

Worldcentric

Practice in a multicultural community of global adults, tuning in from across geographic time-zones & cultural backgrounds. ALL are welcome in a Mindfulness Retreat Online.

A Mindfulness Retreat Online may be for you if…

  • You’re looking to deepen your meditation practice with dedicated peers and deeply experienced teachers.
  • You want to meet the retreat prerequisite for the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP)–offered by Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach in collaboration with Sounds True and the Greater Good Institute.
  • You’d like to connect with fellow meditation practitioners in a worldcentric learning community.

Core Retreat Features

Large Group Community Meeting

A Daily Meeting where everyone on the retreat will get together for a daily teaching plus small group work with approximately 8 people facilitated by an experienced meditation teacher. The large group community meeting marks the both the beginning of each new day of the retreat, so is an important common point of reference as we practice together in different timezones.

Small Group Practice Meetings

Twice each day, you will be joining a group of 16 dedicated peers, and a retreat teacher, to engage in group practice. These sessions will give you a chance to practice along with the retreat curriculum, and ask practice related questions. These sessions will be offered at a number of times throughout the day, and you’ll be able to see which teachers & times are available before registering for the retreat.

Peer-Led Practice Sessions

Throughout each day of the retreat there will be 30-minute peer-led practice sessions offered. These peer-led sessions give retreatants ample opportunity to engage in supportive group practice and, if attending to meet the prerequisite requirement, meet the two session a day group sitting requirement. You can even help host them, taking even deeper ownership for the continuity of practice on this retreat.

Mindfulness Retreat Online Network

Each retreat is offered through our Mindfulness Retreats Online Network.  Here, you’ll be able to find a detailed schedule for your retreat, along with recorded talks and supplementary learning material from the retreat teachers.  In addition, once the retreat is live, this network is where you’ll find the event information you’ll need to join the live peer-led practice sessions.

Meet Your Teachers

  • Dalila Bothwell

    Dalila Bothwell is a Dharma practitioner in the Insight Meditation/Theravada Buddhist tradition and a graduate of Spirit Rock's Community Dharma Leader Program. She served as Deputy Director of New York Insight Meditation Center for nearly a decade where she learned the priceless value of sangha and the role relationships play in embodying the teachings and in creating kinder human beings. With a formal education in food and nutrition, her practice meets at the intersection of her love of recovery, nature, community, physical and emotional wellbeing while being black and queer, and social justice. A native of the Southwest, Dalila currently lives in Papago / Tohono O'odham territory in Arizona.

  • Devin Berry

    Devin Berry has been meditating for over 20 years. His practice is primarily informed by the classical teachings of the Insight Meditation tradition. He has undertaken several years of silent long-term retreat practice. Devin co-founded the teen sangha and the Men of Color sangha at East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, CA. He co-created a groundbreaking mindfulness and generational trauma program for Black American elders in Oakland, CA. He also began Deep Time Liberation, a retreat program that explores the impact of ancestral legacy and intergenerational trauma on Black Americans drawing on multiple practices within the wider context of mindfulness. Devin is passionate about the power of witnessing and storytelling as a liberation tool. He is deeply committed to the personal and collective liberation of marginalized communities knowing that through the integration of reflection and insight, clarity and wisdom give rise to wise action. Devin is the father of two daughters and has recently relocated to Western Massachusetts. He teaches nationally.

  • Nico Hase

    Nico Hase mentors dharma practitioners online, leads meditation retreats throughout North America and Europe, and teaches meditation on the Simple Habit app. Over the years, Nico has studied the teachings and practices of three different lineages – Insight, Zen and Vajrayana. He spent six years in a Zen monastery and completed a PhD in counseling psychology before making his topsy-turvy transition into teaching mindfulness, meditation, and dharma full time. These days he lives with his partner Devon in urban retreat in Ashland, Oregon, splitting each week between teaching and practice. Also, he co-wrote this crazy book with Devon called How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life, which offers six really good pieces of semi-Buddhist advice to keep you anchored and steady amidst the chaos of modern life. 

  • Devon Hase

    Devon Hase teaches meditation on retreat teams at the Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock, and throughout North America and Europe. She supports practitioners with online personal dharma mentoring, is a mentor in Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, and teaches on the Ten Percent Happier and Simple Habit apps. Along with her life partner Craig Hase, Devon co-authored their first book, How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life, published by Shambhala in April 2020. Devon has spent years in meditation retreat in the Insight and Vajrayana traditions, and now lives together with Craig in urban retreat in her hometown of Ashland, Oregon, splitting each week between teaching and practice.

  • Kaira Jewel Lingo

    Kaira Jewel Lingo began practicing mindfulness in 1997 and teaches Buddhist meditation, secular mindfulness, and compassion internationally. After living as an ordained nun for 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh’s monastic community, Kaira Jewel now teaches in the Zen lineage and the Vipassana or Insight tradition. She teaches at the intersection of racial, climate and social justice with a focus on activists, Black/Indigenous/People of Color, artists, educators, families, and youth. Now based in New York, she offers spiritual mentoring to individuals and groups. Read her recent article, In Times of Crisis Call Upon the Strength of Peace, published in Lion’s Roar magazine.

  • Dawn Mauricio

    Dawn Mauricio has been practicing and studying Insight Meditation since 2005, and has graduated from the first teacher development group of True North Insight, and Spirit Rock's Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training, Dedicated Practitioners' Program, and 4-year Retreat Teacher Training. She is known to teach with a playful, dynamic, and heartfelt approach, and leads daylongs, retreats, year long programs, and mindfulness workshops in Canada and the US for Spirit Rock, True North Insight, and for teens with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. Dawn is also the author of "Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners." 

Each day of the retreat we will all gather together for the Large Group Community Meeting.

This meeting goes from 4:00 – 5:15pm EST.

Small Group Times

Each Large Group Community Meeting will happen at 4:00pm Eastern Time. Small practice group times will be offered throughout the day and will also vary depending on the retreat. In general, we aim to offer small group times to accommodate people living in most time zones around the world. Below, you will find a list of the current teachers, and small group times, that are currently open for this retreat:

Dawn Mauricio

8am ET / 1pm UK / 2pm CETclosed
9am PT / 12pm ET / 6pm CETclosed

Devin Berry

6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm CETclosed
10am PT / 1pm ET / 7pm CETclosed

Dalila Bothwell

8am PT / 11am ET / 5pm CETclosed
12pm PT / 3pm ET / 9pm CETclosed

Kaira Jewel Lingo

8am PT / 11am ET / 5pm CETclosed
12pm PT / 3pm ET / 9pm CETclosed

Nico Hase

11am PT / 2pm ET / 8pm CETclosed
3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm UKclosed

Devon Hase

11am PT / 2pm ET / 8pm CETclosed
3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm UKclosed

Sample Retreat Schedule

This is a sample of what your schedule might look like

Day 1
9:00 - 10:00 am ET

Small Group Practice

11:00 - 11:30 am ET

Peer-Led PRacice

3:00 - 4:00 pm ET

Large Group Meeting

5:00 - 5:30 pm ET

Peer-Led PRacice

9:00 - 10:00 pm ET

Small Group Practice

Day 2
9:00 - 10:00 am ET

Small Group Practice

11:00 - 11:30 am ET

Peer-Led PRacice

3:00 - 4:00 pm ET

Large Group Meeting

5:00 - 5:30 pm ET

Peer-Led PRacice

9:00 - 10:00 pm ET

Small Group Practice

Day 3
9:00 - 10:00 am ET

Small Group Practice

11:00 - 11:30 am ET

Peer-Led PRacice

3:00 - 4:00 pm ET

Large Group Meeting

5:00 - 5:30 pm ET

Peer-Led PRacice

9:00 - 10:00 pm ET

Small Group Practice

Day 4
9:00 - 10:00 am ET

Small Group Practice

11:00 - 11:30 am ET

Peer-Led PRacice

3:00 - 4:00 pm ET

Large Group Meeting

5:00 - 5:30 pm ET

Peer-Led PRacice

9:00 - 10:00 pm ET

Small Group Practice

Day 5
9:00 - 10:00 am ET

Small Group Practice

11:00 - 11:30 am ET

Peer-Led PRacice

3:00 - 4:00 pm ET

Large Group Meeting

5:00 - 5:30 pm ET

Peer-Led PRacice

9:00 - 10:00 pm ET

Small Group Practice

Day 6
9:00 - 10:00 am ET

Small Group Practice

11:00 - 11:30 am ET

Peer-Led PRacice

3:00 - 4:00 pm ET

Large Group Meeting

5:00 - 5:30 pm ET

Peer-Led PRacice

9:00 - 10:00 pm ET

Small Group Practice

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Choose between the BIPOC ($300), Base ($600), Supporter ($750), & Benefactor ($900) rates and then select either to pay up-front or over a 3-month period.

Everything above the Base Rate will be given back as scholarship funds to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) retreat participants who request them. We will automatically give a 1/2 off scholarship to any self-identified person of color who selects the BIPOC option below.

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Testimonials

"A Mindfulness Retreat Online is an opportunity to deepen your capacity for presence, coming home wherever you are."

Liz Tassone

Participant

"This retreat was both an approachable and profound deepening of practice for me. The community felt vibrant, wise, welcoming, and safe, which lead to breakthroughs likely impossible to foster alone. So much gratitude."

Kara Barnhart

Participant

"Unique experience dissolving borders between life and practice, blending experience of one with other human beings in a joyful way. There is gratitude!"

Jan Dufek

Participant

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your refund policy?

No refunds will be given within 14 days of the retreat start date. If you cancel more than 14 days prior to retreat start, you will receive a refund of the cost of the retreat minus a $200 Administration Fee.

Am I guaranteed a small group meeting time?

You are guaranteed at least two small group meetings per day, however we cannot guarantee a particular time.

What if only one small group time works in my schedule?

Your registration is dependent on you attending two group meeting times. If you can only find one that works, please try a different retreat or wait to see if we open up new group times.  Each retreat will have a maximum of 12 small group times offered.

Are there small groups available that work for people living everywhere in the world?

All retreats will have plenty of workable options for small group meetings.  The large group community meeting will work for those living in North America, South America, & European Timezones.  Those folks in Asia, Australia, & the Middle East who can’t make the live large group meetings, are welcome to watch the recorded talk, while still participating in their 2 small group meetings and peer-led practice sessions.

What technology platforms will we use for this retreat?

The live video interactions will all be powered by Zoom.us. Primary communication about the retreat will happen through E-mail, while peer-led practice and additional learning material will be accessed through our Mighty Network.

Do I have to lead a peer-led practice session?

No, you don’t have to lead anything, but all participants will be asked if they’d like to host at least one peer-led group session during the retreat.  By hosting a silent sitting, you can benefit other people’s practices by holding space for others, and support your own practice at the same time.

Can I continue to work during this retreat?

You can work during this retreat as long as you’re able to attend most all of the live group sessions–two small group meetings and one large meeting–each day.  If you are using this retreat to fulfil the prerequisite for the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, you won’t be able to work full-time, as there are additional live practice requirements that require a full-time commitment to the retreat and a commitment to silence throughout the duration of the retreat.

Do I need to attend live sessions on camera?

Yes. This retreat will be an intimate experience and you are highly encouraged to attend all sessions on camera. This allows the participants and teachers to sense the learning that is happening in community in a deeper way.

Will sessions be recorded?

The only thing that will be recorded are the daily talks during the large group community meeting.  Those teaching talks will be reposted for everyone to watch, but no other content will be recorded during this retreat, so as to protect the sense of privacy and growing intimacy of practice.  All participants are also asked to follow the same no recording guideline, in order to participate in this retreat.

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