The Heart of Zen: Coming Home to Ourselves, Each Other, and Our Planet

November 16, 2018

The Heart of Zen: Coming Home to Ourselves, Each Other, and Our Planet

The most subtle form of love is attention. During this 5-day silent retreat, we will practice attending to our experience of being human in a more subtle and embodied way, moment by moment, breath by breath. We will develop a greater sense of understanding and care for ourselves and our world through the transformative practice of compassionate awareness.

Each day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, deep time in nature, and personal guidance sessions with Eden. We will also engage in relational mindfulness practices for dissolving the self through interconnection and intimacy, and mindful eating, which helps us to learn how to slow down… and savor life.

Meditation and mindfulness teach us how to make the simple and revolutionary shift from judgment to self-acceptance, from striving to ease, and from delusion to clarity. Relational mindfulness helps us to embody the spacious awareness that is our natural state. Practicing compassionate awareness in this way brings the insights that help us to awaken to our full potential.

The retreat is suitable for new and experienced practitioners.

To apply: Please submit a detailed personal statement of intention and experience, as well as your connection to Eden’s teaching, to admin [at], as well as a retreat deposit of $150 (see below). Once your personal statement has been reviewed, you will receive formal confirmation of your acceptance and should return to this page to pay the remaining balance.

Dates: April 24th – April 28, 2019 

Location: Big Bear Retreat Center in Big Bear City, California

Cost: $ total pp ($ deposit + $ remaining balance (after application approval) listed in the drop-down menu below; the full price option is only available to those pre-approved by Eden)

The retreat cost covers accommodations for 5 nights, all meals, and Eden’s teaching. Accommodations are in a communal lodge and all meals are healthy and organic. Retreat payment to Mindful Living Revolution is tax-deductible.

The cost also includes a follow-up conference call with Eden to offer support in integrating what you have learned at the retreat into your own work.

Scholarships are available. Please email for details.