MBSR Teacher-Led Silent MBSR Retreats

Importance of Retreats: Developing Essential Skills of Inquiry

The following article by Jon Kabat-Zinn explores the foundations of MBSR and the importance of meditation practice and retreat attendance for all MBSR teachers. We strongly recommend that all MBSR teacher trainees read this article, as it may assist you in selecting a suitable retreat. Some Reflections on the Origins of MBSR, Skillful Means, and the Trouble With Maps (pdf).

To be considered for Teacher Certification in MBSR, you must attend two, 5-Day (or longer) silent retreats and two 7-Day (or longer) silent retreats.  These retreats should be attended concurrent with your teacher training as illustrated in the Teacher Education pre-requisites.

These MBSR Teacher-Led Retreats meet the prerequisites of the Oasis Institute

5-Day Silent Mindfulness Retreat – Ramapo College, March 11 - 16

March 11 - 16:   5-Day Silent Mindfulness Retreat – New Jersey

This silent retreat hosted by Ramapo College of NJ is an intensive, residential, teacher-led, silent meditation retreat, which emphasizes the deep understanding and practice of mindfulness meditation in its most universal and secular expression.

At The Heart of Mindfulness

April 18 - 22 (or 24): At The Heart of Mindfulness, a 5 or 7-Day Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat, Italy

Join Franco Cucchio in Monteortone-Abano Terme (Padova-Italy) for this retreat designed for 5 or 7 days of intensive practice. Develop your inner and heartfelt personal resources, and apply present moment awareness in relation to your own personal experiences.

Won Dharma Center

April 21 - 28: Deepening Mindfulness, A 7-Day Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

At Won Dharma Retreat Center in Claverack, NY with Éowyn Ahlstrom and co-teacher Chas DiCapua.

Sienna Center

May 13 – 18: Midwest Mindfulness
A 6-Day Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

This teacher-led silent residential mindfulness meditation retreat, on the banks of Lake Michigan at the beautiful Sienna Retreat Center in Racine Wisconsin is designed to support practitioners of all levels in cultivating and deepening your practice. 

Casa Da Torre Courtyard

May 18 – 23: Waking Up in Every Moment, A 5-Day Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

A 5-day silent retreat led by Melissa Blacker and David Rynick at Casa da Torre, Soutelo, Vila Verde, Braga, Portugal.

Won Dharma Center

June 17 - 24: Deepening Mindfulness, A 7-Day Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

At Won Dharma Retreat Center in Claverack, NY with Éowyn Ahlstrom and co-teacher Zayda Vallejo.

Spirit Fire Retreat Ctr

June 26 - July 1: Foundations of Mindfulness

Spirit Fire Retreat Center is located on 95 acres of forest and meadow in Leyden, MA, on the eastern edge of the Berkshires, 2 hours west of Boston and 4 hours north of NYC.

Shambhala Mountain Center

June 30 - July 7: Mindfulness Meditation Retreat, a 7-day, Teacher-Led, Silent Retreat

Shambhala Mountain Center is a six-hundred acre mountain haven of native forests, gentle meadows and sweeping valleys located at an elevation of 8,000 feet in Northern Colorado. Join Janet Solyntjes and Jim Colosi for this silent meditation retreat which emphasizes the deep understanding and practice of mindfulness meditation in its most universal and secular expression.

Spirit Fire Retreat Ctr

August 1 - 6: Foundations of Mindfulness

Spirit Fire Retreat Center is located on 95 acres of forest and meadow in Leyden, MA, on the eastern edge of the Berkshires, 2 hours west of Boston and 4 hours north of NYC.

Inquiry into the nature of mind, emotions, and reality is an essential skill for MBSR teachers. This skill is reinforced by a deep and extensive grounding in mindfulness meditation practice, as it is expressed within both traditional as well as more mainstream contexts. Engagement in a personal, daily mindfulness meditation practice, as well as silent, teacher-led retreats will strengthen your understanding of what it means to be a fully prepared and qualified MBSR teacher. Your own personal commitment to learning, growing and healing – and dedication to the well-being of others – will contribute to your integrity and effectiveness as a teacher.

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