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Mindfulness on the Mountain

  • St. Mary's Sewanee 770 St. Mary's Lane Sewane, TN 37375 (map)
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Silent retreats offer a time to rest in the space of the heart. Sitting meditation alternating with walking meditation form the basic structure of this retreat in the Insight Meditation tradition. These practices calm the body and mind and open the heart to the truth of the present moment, just as it is. Guidance in these practices along with evening teaching talks will be offered as we deepen our practice in the shared silence. Participants will be holding silence with opportunities for questions and reflections. This retreat is open to beginners as well as more experienced practitioners.

Bring loose, comfortable clothing for walking and sitting. Chairs as well as a limited number of meditation cushions will be provided. Please bring your meditation cushion if you have one.

This retreat will be led by Gordon Peerman and Paloma Cain. 

The Rev. Dr. Gordon Peerman is an Episcopal priest and leader of One River Wisdom School Nashville, a mindfulness meditation group in Nashville. He has been engaged with contemplative practices, including Centering Prayer, mindfulness meditation, yoga, and chi gong since 1975. He has taught Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at Vanderbilt and St. Thomas Health Services, as well as classes in Buddhist Christian Dialogue at Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is the author of Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists about Suffering. He lives in Nashville.

Paloma Cain, MA, has been studying and practicing meditation since 1997. Her work is informed by her studies in Insight Meditation, Tibetan Buddhism, clinical and depth psychology, religious studies, and the visual arts. She has served as the Director of Tara Mandala Retreat Center and teaches at InsightLA where she is on the Teachers’ Council. She has trained staff at UCLA Hospital and at Los Angeles area VA Hospitals. She regularly teaches classes in mindfulness meditation, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Mindful Parenting. Paloma lives with her family in Nashville.

To register, please visit the event web page or call (931) 598-5342 by November 30, 2018. Registration fees are $365/$465 and $265 for commuters.