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Self Compassion: Five Night Online Silent Retreat

Chris Germer and Beth Mulligan

October 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - October 28, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

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Five – Night Silent Retreat with Beth Mulligan and Hugh O’Neil, Guest Teaching with Chris Germer
October 23, 2020 07:00 PM – October 28, 2020 03:00 PM


IDEAL FOR: Experienced (intermediate or advanced practitioners). This is a silent retreat.

Co-sponsored by the Copper Beech Institute.
A percentage of the proceeds for this retreat will go to the Non-Profit Center for Mindful Self- Compassion.

Silent retreat practice is a vital way to nourish our personal meditation practice, which is life-enhancing for everyone and particularly important for those who work with mindfulness-based interventions. During this time of so much fear, change, and uncertainty, we need each other and opportunities to practice Mindfulness and Equanimity the most. How to do this without gathering? We are offering this unique opportunity to engage in a silent retreat, form the comfort of your own home.

Beth Mulligan and Hugh O’Neill will be holding the retreat virtually, and guiding you through the retreat just as they would in person, while you can stay healthy, safe and sleep in your own bed, while having full days of mindfulness meditation practice, walking meditation and Mindful Movement, talks, and teachings. We are delighted to have Chris Germer joining us throughout this retreat for guest teaching. There will also be opportunities to meet in small groups once during the retreat.

If you’d like to join us, we invite you to consider how you can set up your week, so you can have as little external input as possible and really drop into the center of peace with in you. Even though we would normally ask you to refrain from work emails, reading and writing, these are extraordinary times and we know you’ll have to stay informed and connected to family and friends, so in this instance we’ll ask you to keep it to a minimum, which is good for your mind and heart anyway.

Who Should Attend?

This retreat is appropriate for anyone on the Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) training pathway, as it meets the retreat prerequisite, or simply wants a meditative experience of the MSC teachings. It is also a qualifying retreat for many Mindfulness-Based Interventions. This retreat it is open to anyone with some meditation experience who wants to deepen and support their personal practice.


*Please note that the timing for this schedule is set in EST. Please prepare for your time zone accordingly.

October 23rd, Day 1
7:00-9:00 PM : opening

October 24-27th-11th, Day 2-5
9:30-11:00 AM : Morning Practice
11:00 AM -12:00 PM : Informal practice/meal break
12:00-1:30 PM : Practice period
1:30-2:30 PM : informal practice/ work practice/meal
2:30-5:30 PM : Practice period (movement, sit, walk, teaching)
7:00-8:30 PM: Practice period

October 28th, Day 6
9:30-11:00 AM : Morning Practice
11:00 AM-12:00 PM : Informal practice/meal
12:00-3:00 PM : sit and closing


Read reviews and facilitator Beth Mulligan’s take on virtual silent retreats here.

To join the live, virtual session, a link and specific instructions will be provided and sent to you before the class is scheduled. You can learn more about zoom platform here.

Cancellation and Refund Policy >


October 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
October 28, 2020 @ 3:00 pm


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