Massachusetts Summer Adult Retreat

Dates5:00 PM on August 1st – 1:00 PM on August 4th, 2019
LocationMiddlesex School, Concord, MA
Ages18+
Tuition$625
$595 for MX faculty or staff
Who can attend?Parents/Guardians, Teachers, Youth-Serving Professionals, and members of the Middlesex Community
All levels of experience welcome
DeadlineJuly 18th: All applications received after this date will be put on a wait list
Questions?(978) 254-7082 or contact@ibme.info

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Retreat Description

Doug Worthen explains what the iBme Adult Mindfulness Retreat at Middlesex School is like and shares some of the benefits that iBme retreats offer.

Please join us for the fourth annual adult mindfulness retreat at Middlesex. The retreat will be held on campus and is now open to all adults.

The retreat will mostly be held in silence – practicing sitting and walking meditation with occasional relational and movement practices. We will be sleeping in the dorms and meditating in the chapel. Benefits from mindfulness practice include improvements in focus, working memory, emotion regulation, compassion, and well-being.

If you have any questions please contact Doug Worthen at dworthen@mxschool.edu or iBme at contact@ibme.info.

FAQs

Do I need to sleep in a dorm? We encourage attendees to stay in the dorms (all rooms are singles) to have the full retreat experience, but if you want to commute to campus daily that is ok.

Can I miss part of the retreat? For several reasons we encourage you to experience the entire retreat, but can make exceptions given particular circumstances.

Is it ok if I have never practiced before? Definitely. Many have found retreats of this length to be a great way to learn the mindfulness practice. If you are worried that the “typical day” schedule is too much please know that many find it much easier time than expected.

What is a typical day like? See below. The days are held mostly in silence with some times open for Q&A.

Sample Schedule

7:00am – Wake Up
7:30am – Mindful Movement and Sitting Meditation
8:00 – Breakfast and Free Time
9:30 – Morning Meditation Program (including Q&A)
Noon – Lunch and Free Time
2:00 – Afternoon Meditation Program (including Q&A)
4:30pm – Mindful Movement and/or Walk
5:30 – Dinner and Free Time
7:30 – Evening Meditation Program (including Q&A)
9:30 – Free Time
10:30pm – Bed

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Amazing and transformative weekend.


Revealing, insightful, deepening, connective


Extremely valuable to all ages and to all levels of experience with mindfulness.


Peaceful, calming, and validating


It was a wonderful experience. I was longing for the solitude, the quietude, and the guidance.