Upcoming Retreats

"Embracing Our Strong Emotions with Mindfulness"
Retreat
March 10-15, 2017

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Weekend Retreats in Charles Town, WV:
* Mar. 10-15, 2017 (5-day retreat)
* Oct. 13-15, 2017 (Weekend retreat)
* Dec. 8-13, 2017 (5-day retreat)


Retreat in Oregon:
* Aug. 3-6, 2017 (3-day retreat)


Recent Retreats

Embracing the Inner Child with Mindfulness

December 9 - 14, 2016

Cultivating Peace and Joy

October 14 - 16, 2016

The Art of Happiness

June 10 - 12, 2016


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5-Day Retreat in Massachusetts

June 12 - 17, 2015



Cultivating Peace & Joy

A Weekend Retreat
October 14 - 16, 2016

When we are one with the present moment, joy and peace spontaneously arise. Our suffering is not denied or repressed, but held gently, lovingly, in mindful awareness. During this weekend retreat, we will have the opportunity to train ourselves in the art of mindful breathing, mindful sitting, mindful walking, and mindful eating. As a community, we will learn to touch the peace and happiness that are available in the present moment and to nourish our compassion.

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Outdoor Gathering

Teachers

Anh-Huong Nguyen and Thu Nguyen have practiced the art of mindful living with Thich Nhat Hanh for more than 30 years. They have led mindfulness retreats in the United States since 1988 and in 1992 were among the first students to be ordained as Dharma teachers by Thich Nhat Hanh. Anh-Huong is the author of "Opening the Heart of Compassion", a guided meditation CD and co-author of "Walking Meditation", a multimedia manual on mindful walking. They are principal teachers at the Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax (www.mpcf.org).

Cost

The cost of the retreat includes meals and overnight accommodations from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch is $270 per person. Room accommodation is of dormitory style with three or more beds per room. A limited number of rooms with two single beds are reserved for couples. We ask that all participants be at least 13 years of age. A fifty percent deposit ($135) is required to reserve a place. (All but $35 of the deposit will be refunded if notification of cancellation is received prior to October 7, 2016). The balance is due upon arrival at the retreat. A confirmation letter with a map and other necessary information will be mailed or e-mailed to each participant.

Registration

To register, please fill the registration form and send with your deposit to: Thu Nguyen, 10413 Adel Road, Oakton, VA 22124. For more information, or call 703-938-1377.

Registration Form

Retreat Schedule

  • Friday:
    • 5 pm: Registration
    • 6:15 pm: Dinner
    • 7:30 pm: Orientation
  • Saturday:
    • Morning: Guided sitting meditation - Breakfast - Outdoor walking meditation - Dharma talk.
    • Afternoon: Lunch followed by programs that cultivate Mindfulness including: Total body relaxation, QiGong & Mindful movements, Tea meditation, Group sharing.
    • Evening: Dinner - Group sharing - Sitting meditation.
  • Sunday:
    • Morning: Guided sitting meditation - Breakfast - Outdoor walking meditation - Dharma talk / Questions and answers.
    • Afternoon: Lunch - Closing circle - 3pm: End of retreat.

Claymont Court

The Claymont Court Retreat Center is located on 369 acres of forest and farmland in the Shenandoah Valley of West Virginia, less than 90 minutes by car from Washington, D.C., or Baltimore.

Directions to Claymont Court.