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Fall Insight Meditation Retreat for Everyone

October 21, 2021 - October 24, 2021

Heidi Bourne
October 21, 2021 - October 24, 2021

Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights at Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary among the breathtaking vistas and green rolling hills of far Northern California. Settle into the serenity of the natural world as we explore what it means to inhabit our lives with Intention, Compassion and Joy. 

Drawing on the perspectives of both Buddhist practices and secular mindfulness, we’ll focus on cultivating the capacity to skillfully navigate our everyday lives with loving awareness, confidence, and wisdom.

Our practices will include meditation, the gentle movement practice of qigong, small group practice discussions, time for personal relaxation, dharma talks, and extensive periods of silence.

Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary is located 200 miles north of San Francisco, about an hour’s drive outside of the town of Garberville. This secluded center is tucked into the hills of Humboldt County where peace and solitude abound. With a gorgeous meditation temple, indoor-outdoor dining lodge, hot tub, and sauna, it’s a perfect place to settle in, unwind and replenish.

The newly renovated modern eco-lodging offers private rooms in a common building, individual bungalows, as well as larger rooms with queen beds. The choice is yours. All lodging is supported with shared bathroom facilities. Additionally, the terrain at the Heartwood is hilly with gravel paths with some gentle stairs. The residential buildings require about a 10-minute walk to the dining lodge and the meditation temple. For some, walking poles may be helpful.

The Heartwood Lodge Kitchen prepares the freshest farm-to-table fare, grown right on site. The culinary staff creates nourishing menus with seasonal farm fresh produce, merging the best of old-world haute cuisine and new-world innovation. Our first meal together will be Thursday dinner, and our last meal will be a Sunday breakfast. Snacks, tea, and coffee are available anytime. The chef is happy to reasonably accommodate those with food restrictions.

Everyone is welcome! This retreat is suitable for both beginning and seasoned practitioners.

Thursday to Sunday
October 21 – 24, 2021
Arrive Thursday, 2:00 to 4:30 pm
Retreat Ends Sunday, 11:30 am

Location & Directions:
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$775 to $1,095, All Inclusive
$250 Optional Deposit to hold your spot
Balance due September 1st

Fees do not include transportation to and from the retreat center.

In anticipation of this in-person retreat, all participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks prior to the start of the retreat, October 7, 2021. Additionally, please submit a scanned copy or image of your vaccination card or other documentation.