Awakening to the Joy of Life in the Present Moment
A Mindfulness Retreat for Adults and Families on Beautiful Featherfoot Farm in Aurora, Maine
In this peaceful setting we will train in the art of letting go of worries, settle into our True Selves, and enjoy the beauty of life together. In mindfulness, we will harvest and cook meals from the garden, enjoy fresh herbal teas together, care for farm animals, hike, swim and boat on the pond in the company of loons.
Through the deep nourishment of Dharma talks, discussions, daily sitting, walking and working meditations, we will experience satipatthana, the establishment of mindfulness, while developing our presence and understanding of our bodies, our feelings, our thinking, and life unfolding around us.
There will be a farm based children’s program that will include, as well as everything mentioned above, a chance to ride horses!
Teachings will be offered by Dharma teacher Michael Ciborski. Michael has been practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh for more than 20 years, including a period of 7 years as a Buddhist monastic in Plum Village. The retreat is being organized with great joy by Emily Lowell and Dan DeLuca, and their children, on their farm.
Most of us will be camping and limited indoor accommodations are available. Healthy vegetarian meals will be served.
Meals – $80
Program fee – $90
Children (age 5 and up):
$80 per child (includes meals and program fee, children 4 and under are free yet require parent supervision at all times)
Tenting – $20 per tent site
A limited number of scholarships are available, at 25% and at 50% of the total cost of the retreat. If you would like to request financial assistance, please CLICK HERE and fill out the Financial Assistance Request Form. We will then contact you regarding your request for support. Thank you. (You do not need to fill out the Registration Form below)
For more information on the retreat please call or email:
Emily Lowell (207) 479-4484, email@example.com