On-Land Retreat

Your Brain Isn't Broken: Meeting ADHD with Mindfulness, Wisdom, and Compassion

Do you have challenges with focus and time management or struggle with emotional hypersensitivity or frustration tolerance? Do you find it hard to follow through on tasks or commitments, or to be reliable and consistent? If so, you are not alone. Millions of people suffer daily with conditions associated with these executive function challenges. Though commonly referred to as ADHD, these symptoms are not limited to this condition, and they are often exacerbated by our complex, fast-paced, high-tech lives. Such conditions often leave people with a sense of self-doubt, shame, or unworthiness. The good news is that with mindfulness, compassion, and with the application of skillful techniques, it is possible to understand and function more effectively with care and wisdom. On this daylong retreat we'll explore navigating these challenges, how they interrupt our functioning, and how we can meet ourselves with compassion. Important note: This retreat is NOT intended to replace any medications or other therapeutic approaches you may already be exploring with your physician or via mental health providers. It is intended to compliment such approaches by providing a Dharma perspective on these challenging inner conditions.

Teaching Team

Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman

Teacher

Mark has trained extensively in the Buddhist tradition. He is a senior teacher at Spirit Rock, an author and has taught insight meditation since 1997.

Mark has led wilderness nature retreats worldwide for two twenty decades and leads leads year long nature meditation teacher trainings in the US and Europe.

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Retreat On-Land

June 22 - June 27, 2024 Saturday - Thursday | 5 nights

Mindfulness for Everyone

8 CE Credits. Mindfulness offers us tools to develop our capacity to pay attention, regulate emotions, and cultivate states of lovingkindness, compassion, and even-mindedness. Mindfulness can be practiced in a variety of ways—from focused attention to wide open, spacious, natural awareness. Over time, one can access states of profound well-being in both silent meditation and everyday life. Rooted in the Buddhist practice of mindfulness, this retreat focuses on practical applications of mindfulness and is open to people of all experience levels and backgrounds.

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Retreat On-Land Hybrid

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The Awakened Heart: Mindfulness and Compassion Practices for Living a Wise and Free Life 

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Jack Kornfield

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Retreat On-Land

Sunday, June 23 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Women's Dharma Day: Integrating Consciousness into Relationships, Communication, and Action

Open to all self-identified Women. The Buddha was clear that living wisely and not causing harm are the bedrocks of liberating the heart and mind from suffering. In parallel with cultivating a formal meditation practice, we must spend equal time cultivating ahimsa (non-harming) in our speech and actions. Not only does this support our own awakening process, but it ensures that our practice benefits all beings. This daylong retreat is for self-identified women who are interested in integrating more consciousness into relationships, communication, and action.

Kate Munding

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