Deepen your practice with the Krame Center’s first residential silent retreat highlighting practices from Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). This teacher-led intensive silent retreat is perfect for MSC graduates, graduates of MSC Core Skills training, as well as other mindfulness practitioners including MBSR graduates who are familiar with lovingkindness and other compassion practices.
This 5 night Silent retreat fulfills the prerequisite for MSC teacher training and other Mindfulness-Based interventions such as MBSR And MBCT. This retreat is also open to all who want to deepen their connection with mindfulness and compassion practice.
This retreat will be based on the life-changing and well-researched work of Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff, creators of the Mindful Self Compassion Program, as well as ancient wisdom practice from several traditions. This is an opportunity to renew and deepen your practice of compassion and mindfulness meditation, and live fully in a strong, supportive, and beautiful environment.
The philosophy of mindful self-compassion will be woven throughout the retreat in both what we are doing and how we are working with the retreat experience. This includes daily practice with the inquiry, “What do I need right now?. Strengthen your ability to be present with yourself just as you are, with kindness and care with expert guidance by an experienced retreat leader and in a compassionate community of others.
The daily schedule includes guided and silent sitting and walking meditation, mindful movement/gentle yoga, daily sense and savor walk outdoors, body scan, lovingkindness meditation, other compassion practices, and teaching focused on applying self-compassion in daily life. Individual and group inquiry sessions with teachers are included.
Note: This silent retreat is *not* appropriate for those in a current mental health crisis, those with unresolved trauma or with serious untreated or unregulated mental health conditions. It is an excellent option for experienced mindfulness and/or self-compassion practitioners (those with previous silent retreat experience); or MSC or MBSR graduates; or those in a mindfulness or self-compassion teaching training track. Please contact Trish if you are not sure whether this retreat is right for you at this time.
This retreat fulfills the silent retreat requirement for professional training in MSC, MBSR and MBCT.