7-day Mindfulness Retreat in McCall, Idaho


7-day Mindfulness Retreat in McCall, Idaho

from 695.00

Sept. 30th - Oct. 7th, 2018
Join us in gorgeous McCall, Idaho on lakefront property for a deep dive into individual and collective mindfulness practice. This retreat is suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners.

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Retreat starts: 2pm Sunday Sept 30th, 2018
Retreat ends: 11am Sunday Oct 7th, 2018

Call it energetic hygiene, or cleaning out the Augean stables. Call it emptying out all that junk inside your trunk. Whatever we choose to call it, extended periods of meditation practice are extremely beneficial for working through challenging content in the body and mind. Practically speaking, if we don’t give ourselves the time and space to do deep healing in retreat, we end up lugging around our suffering through life like millstones around our necks. Though meditation retreat is challenging, it is one of the most valuable practices we can pursue to experience deeper joy and fulfillment in life. More significantly, as our own suffering diminishes, our capacity to love and serve others increases exponentially.

This retreat includes:
• Daily instruction on mindfulness practice
• One on one sessions with the retreat leader (Thomas McConkie)
• Extended periods of silence
• Time in nature
• Mindful walking, exercise
• Delicious, home-cooked meals by on-site staff (vegetarian and vegan options available)

This retreat will be especially unique in that for the first time, Lower Lights will offer formal instruction on We Space practice. “We Space” is an innovative form of meditation that involves learning to bring your highest awareness into relationship–eyes open, in the flow of ordinary life.

• Experience meditative awareness not just when you’re practicing mindfulness individually but in the depths and richness of all the relationships in your life.
• Express enhanced creativity as you offer your unique voice and gifts in service of the Whole
• Dissolve the boundaries that leave you feeling lonely and isolated in life. Taste genuine intimacy via Unitive awareness.
• Know yourself at the deepest level, beyond the personality, as a timeless flow of consciousness and Intelligence in communion with all things.

Daily Retreat Schedule (subject to minor changes):
6am-8am: Still sitting (formal meditation), walking meditation
8am-9am: Breakfast
9am-11am: Daily instruction / Still sitting, walking meditation
11-12pm: Mindful work
12-1pm: Lunch
1-2pm: Personal time
2pm-4pm: Still sitting, walking meditation
4-5:30pm: Exercise  / Time in Nature / Personal time
5:30-7pm: Dinner
7pm-9pm: Still sitting, walking meditation /  Dharma talk / We-space
9pm: Rest

One of our central aims at Lower Lights School of Wisdom, a nonprofit organization, is to support human flourishing by making the contemplative lifestyle more attainable to more people. We offer high quality retreats at below market rates thanks in large part to the generosity of our donors.

Registration is sliding scale for this retreat. For those in financial need, Lower Lights offers spots as low as $695. For those who can afford to donate, we offer spots starting at $795 for shared accommodations. 

$695 - camping
$750 - bring your own bedding
$795 - twin
$850 - queen
$1,900 - private room for couple (shared bath)
$1,990 - private room for couple (private bath)

Space is very limited for this retreat. Please confirm your spot as soon as possible.

Questions? email us at info@lowerlightsslc.org