Mindfulness Meditation

The Practice of Waking Up

October 12 - 17, 2018

Waking up from the trance of everyday life is like waking up in the morning. The dreams just fall away. Come listen to the call from within and realize that you are vastly more than your person-ality.  You are not your moods, racing mind, compulsions, addictions, or wounds from the past. Mindfulness potentiates this awakening to the freedom, love, compassion, and joy that are your natural state.

This retreat includes sitting and walking meditations, lectures, and discussions, as well as music, poetry, and movement. Individual guidance and instruction are available. Return to your life and relationships rested, renewed, and inspired.

This program is held in noble silence (except sessions). Common areas on campus are shared with other guests.

Robert Beatty MESMSW, is the founding teacher of the Portland Insight Meditation Community and a member of the first wave of lay Theravada Buddhist teachers who brought Buddhism from Asia to America in the 1970s. Robert integrates Western psychology with the systematic training of the mind and heart offered by Buddhism. His teaching emphasizes kindness, relationship, humour, family, and work as vehicles for spiritual development.

  • Click here for Robert’s teaching through poetry, music and drumming.
  • Click here to view a short video about retreat.
  • Click here to watch lectures and teachings.
  • Click here to learn about generosity and teacher support.

There is no instructor fee for this program. Presenter accepts gifts of Dāna.

In this Hollyhock Talks Podcast, Robert Beatty speaks about mindfulness as a way of waking up in our lives and becoming fully human in each moment: