This year I am Artist-in-Residence at the awesome Harmony Hotel.In exchange for them putting me up and giving me a space to write and work, I offer free meditation classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7am to all guests and anyone else in the area who wants to stop by.
This retreat – 1.5 hours north of Toronto – will be a blend of meditation practice and real world exploration. There will be plenty of silent sitting and guided instruction, plus optional cross-country skiing / snow-shoeing, a winter bonfire, and hot chocolate by the fire. Smallish group, intimate conversations, plenty of time for contemplation. There is nothing more beautiful – or quiet – than the Canadian forest in winter.
Meditation is both an exploration and a training. This popular 7-week course – now in its seventh year – features a mix of guided practice, discussion, and weekly meditation-in-action homework assignments. It is both practical and contemplative, with an honest take on both the limitations of practice, as well as its strange and beautiful transformative dimensions.
In this Costa Rica retreat, we’ll alternate between dynamic movement and stillness. My co-teacher and friend Scott Davis is an integrative health and movement expert. Days will be a mix of sitting and yoga, of creative movement and play, of rest and beach-chilling, with delicious healthy meals and optional jungle and surfing excursions. Select for more.
Welcome to Meditation Retreat for Fidgety Skeptics, where it doesn’t matter how many techniques and paths you’ve neurotically screwed up – in this workshop, we start again fresh! Join me at the flashy Omega Institute in upstate New York for a fun and rigorously humanistic weekend of meditation exploration, that … gets bat-shit mystical at the end, because, frankly, that’s where the fun is.