Letting Go of Fear
A Weekend Mindfulness Retreat
May 12 – 14, 2017
La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara
These are the times we have been practicing for. In the face of both personal and global challenges, we have an incredible opportunity to move beyond fear and step into a more embodied, engaged, compassionate, and empowered way of being. We are conditioned to respond to fear and uncertainty through either fight, flight, or freeze. Meditation and mindfulness teach us how to relate to fear in an entirely different way and gain access to the clarity, choice, and equanimity that is our birthright.
Even though we know fear does not serve us, we often allow it to stop us or limit us. We become overwhelmed by fear. We might not even be aware of the ways it drives us and makes us smaller than we are. How do we relate to fear from consciousness? Do we push it away? Dive into it? Try to transcend it and become fearless? How do we become friends with fear?
On this retreat, through meditation, awareness exercises, relational mindfulness, and group discussion, we will apply the practice of conscious compassionate awareness to our relationship with fear. We will gain tools and insights for how to experience greater equanimity, authentic courage, and more personal freedom to bring to our relationship with our self and with the world at large.
The Center is surrounded by 26 acres of great natural beauty filled with mountain views, gardens, organic orchard, paths, a pool and labyrinth, and numerous places for quiet contemplation. All are welcome… experienced meditators as well as those who are new to practice.
This retreat will be held in a context of silence and will include:
- Sitting meditation
- Walking Meditation
- Workshop sessions
- Personal guidance sessions
- Mindful Inquiry
- Mindful Eating
- Time in nature
- Yoga and Chanting
Twin Bed, Single Room – $1300*
Twin Bed, Double Room – $700*
Twin Bed, Triple Room – $500
Commuter fee – $375
* If you are interested in a single or double room, we may be able to make more rooms available so please email us. Couples may inquire about sharing a double room. Subject to availability.
The retreat costs cover accommodations, yoga, food, and Eden’s teaching. You may offer a donation for Mindful Living Revolution at the end of the retreat if it is something you would enjoy. Payment plan is welcome. You are encouraged to sign up early. Space is limited and housing preferences are first come, first serve.
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