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Embodied Awakening: First Foundation of Mindfulness
July 19 - July 24
5 nights
Heather Sundberg
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Retreat cost: This retreat is offered on a tiered scale:

Subsidized fee: $ 350 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff
Sustaining fee: $ 380 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff
Supporting fee: $ 410 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff


Following in the Buddhist tradition, none of your registration fee will go to the teacher(s). Please consider offering teacher dāna at the event to support their livelihood. (Dāna is a term for generosity, or freely offered giving. You can find more information about this way of offering the teachings and the "economy of gifts" on our Donation page.)


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Retreat cost: This retreat is offered on a tiered scale:

Subsidized fee:
$ 350 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff

Sustaining fee:
$ 380 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff

Supporting fee:
$ 410 plus dana offerings to teacher(s) & staff


Following in the Buddhist tradition, none of your registration fee will go to the teacher(s). Please consider offering teacher dāna at the event to support their livelihood. (Dāna is a term for generosity, or freely offered giving. You can find more information about this way of offering the teachings and the "economy of gifts" on our Donation page.)


Register Now
Mail/Fax Register

In our increasingly fast-paced technological world, developing and deepening the capacities of Embodied Presence – grounding, settling, clearing, protecting & energizing - have become some of the most important “dharmas of our times” for both Beginning & Experienced practioners. At this retreat we will dive into the direct experience of being embodied with a playful, curious and joyful spirit.

We will explore Teachings, Practices, and Tools from the First Foundation of Mindfulness from the compassionate perspective of mindfulness-wisdom. Through lowering reactivity in the body and heart/mind, we increase our sense of aliveness and capacity to support ourselves and others.
- Mindfulness of breathing to support settling, collecting & energizing body & mind.
- Mindfulness of the nervous system supports reducing reactivity (“calming the body formation”). Informed from the system of Somatic Experiencing.
- Mindfulness in all four postures (sitting, standing, walking, lying down). Full instructions in all four postures will be offered.
- Mindfulness in all activities, maintaining grounding in the body.
- Mindfulness of the elements (earth, air, fire, water, space) in our bodies and the natural world.
- Practice with embracing impermanence as a refuge, and celebrating the ‘aliveness of now’.

This retreat will be held in Noble Silence, with daily instructions on insight meditation and the divine abodes (lovingkindness, compassion, joy & equanimity).

The retreat will include a small group check-in to support practice, as well as individual check ins (on a sign up basis) with the teacher.

Optional simple Qi Gong movement practice will also be offered, as an expression of joyful embodiment. Everyone is welcome!
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