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Improvising Life, a Five-Day Silent Retreat on the Sea


  • Mercy by the Sea 167 Neck Road Madison, CT, 06443 United States (map)

Improvising Life-- a Five-Day Silent Retreat at Mercy by the Sea
Jon Aaron and Elaine Retholtz
Madison, CT -- Sponosred by Copper Beach Institute
 

Our life unfolds like music from an orchestra. We respond or react depending on the tonality in any given moment. Over time, we gain a fixed interpretation of this music, and expect it to continue to unfold in a similar way according to our tastes and preferences. We are thrown off base when a discordant note arrives. Through practice, though, we learn to improvise and begin to realize that riffing off the discordant can create beauty.

This is an opportunity to renew and deepen your practice of compassion and mindfulness meditation, and live fully in a strong, supportive, and beautiful environment enhanced by silence with the support of experienced teachers.

Much of our time will be spent engaged in sitting and walking meditation with periods of mindful movement. The teachers will provide meditation instruction and guidance along with daily talks.