The Skillful Heart Methow Valley Spring Retreat River Run Inn, Winthrop
choose the weekend retreat or the 6 day retreat Weekend April 4 - 6 6 days April 18 - 23 residential or non-residential
While we might think of love as a feeling, we can also think of it as an ability. -Sharon Salzberg Compassion and loving-kindness are natural states of the heart, and skills we cultivate. With training they become a spontaneous heartfelt response and refuge. Our local retreats have become a joyful experience of loving-kindness as we deepen our practice together. Please join us, we always welcome newcomers. This Spring, we will explore the skills of compassion and loving-kindness, with opportunities to reflect on compassionate boundaries, the balance of self-compassion and compassion for others, and patience and kindness towards ourselves, when we feel the heart open, but slowly. Dedicating time away from busyness and distraction is a gift of intense training, we seeing more deeply into the darkness and brightness of our hearts. Mindfulness is our willingness to be aware of our experience; loving-kindness and compassion meet our experience with unconditional acceptance, and the desire for all sentient beings to be free from suffering. The lines we draw around what we can and cannot accept, within ourselves, within others, limit our ability to be present, to listen, to pay attention, to forgive. The journey of practice is ultimately the journey toward wholeness, our loving unconditional acceptance of ourselves, and this moment.
Weekend, April 4 - 6, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, end 8 pm - the prices below are for three full days, a two day option is available at reduced prices residential..........$190 (8 meals, two nights lodging, shared room) non-residential, $120 (6 meals, if you want to add breakfast just let us know!) OR 6 days, April 18 - 23, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, depart Thursday, 11 am residential..........$400 ( 5 nights, 15 meals) possibly an extra charge for a single room non-residential.........$220 (10 meals, okay to depart Wednesday night or Thursday at 11am).
Sliding scale fees available!. We have some funds for sliding scale and scholarships, (and you will have an opportunity to contribute.) It is our hope no one be turned away.
Cancellations- There is a 50% cancellation fee until March 15, after that no refund will be guaranteed Register here, with Janice! Please let us know if you will need to depart earlier than specified.