Join us for a 5-day mindfulness and compassion retreat in the style of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at a beautiful retreat site on Samish Island in the Samish River delta of Skagit County in Washington state (roughly 90 minutes north of Seattle). The retreat will be a deep exploration of the roots of mindfulness and compassion practices, both experientially and through a series of talks on Buddhist teachings and connected ideas from philosophy, poetry, and the sciences.
THEME: The Four Paths to Balance and Joy
The practices led, and the talks by Tim, will focus on the traditional Buddhist teaching of positive practices called The Brahma Viharas, the “fours abodes of virtue” in practice: loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. We’ll explore the ways mindfulness and compassion support each other as we engage with life in good times and bad in the light of these four areas of practice.