5-Night/6 Day Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat Massachusetts 2019

Exploring and practicing the foundational teachings of Mindfulness in a 5 night silent residential retreat. Led by certified MBSR Teachers /International Teacher trainers Beth Mulligan and Steve Hickman This east coast mindfulness retreat will be held at the beautiful Rolling Ridge retreat Center. Our June, silent mindfulness retreat is sponsored by the UCSD  Mindfulness Based Training Institute. Attendance at this retreat meets the 6-day / 5 night silent retreat requirement for many mindfulness teacher trainings, including Mindful Self Compassion and MBCT.

UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, click here to learn about the intention and wide range of the highest quality professional trainings that the UCSD MBTI offers.

The  prerequisite for all these trainings is a silent, teacher led, 5-7 night Mindfulness and/or compassion based Meditation retreat.


5-Night/6 Day Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat Massachusetts 2019

June 16th - 21st 2019

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Led by Beth Mulligan and Steven Hickman

1,785.00 Early Bird;SIngle room- private bath on or before April 16th 1,535.00 Early Bird Double room on or before April 16th 1,885.00 Regular Fee Single Room 1,635.00 Regular Fee Double room
660 Great Pond Road
North Andover, Massachusetts 01845
United States
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This retreat is also intended for anyone seeking the time and spaciousness to support their personal meditaiton practice, all levels of experience are welcome, and is not limited to those wanting to teach Mindfulness. Silent retreat practice is a vital way to nourish our personal meditation practice, which is life-enhancing for everyone and particularly important for those who work with mindfulness-based interventions. This mindfulness retreat is an opportunity to renew and deepen your practice of mindfulness meditation and living fully. The retreat will follow a rigorous traditional retreat schedule, in a supportive and beautiful environment, delicious food, enhanced by silence with experienced teachers.


For Noriko Morita, email mindfulness@UCSD.edu or call 858-249-6893

Program Details

Much of our time will be spent engaged in sitting and walking meditation with periods of Mindful Movement. The teachers will offer daily talks, and interviews. Buddhist foundations of MBSR will be highlighted.


Who Should Attend?

This retreat fulfills the prerequisite for the UCSD MBTI trainings and so is appropriate for anyone on the MBSR teacher training pathway, including UMASS CFM and Brown University,as well as active Mindfulness teachers and open to anyone interested in the practice of mindfulness in a traditional retreat format.

Questions about Rolling Ridge? Call 978-682-8815 Email thestaff@rollingridge.org


Beth Mulligan

Beth Mulligan

Beth Mulligan, PA-C is a certified MBSR teacher, teacher trainer, and adjunct faculty through the UMASS Center for Mindfulness. She has been teaching MBSR for over a decade to diverse populations; from the critically ill, to non-profit organizations, the underserved, educators, and corporate leaders. She currently teaches at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UCI and Insight LA. Beth teaches the 10-week and nine-day practicum for teachers in training nationally and internationally. Beth is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and teacher trainer and does international training for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

Beth has a background in primary care medicine as a Board Certified Physician Assistant having graduated Magna cum Laude from Duke University and has practiced medicine for over thirty years. She is a long time student of Charles Tenshin Fletcher, Roshi at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center where she has lived in residence. Beth is the Guiding Dharma teacher at Insight Community of the Desert and is a certified yoga instructor.

Beth is the Author of The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness, New Harbinger Publications

Steven Hickman

Steven Hickman

Steven Hickman, Psy.D., is the Executive Director of the Center for Mindful Self Compasssion, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Clinical Professor in the UC San Diego Department of Family Medicine & Public Health. His role is to provide oversight, vision, direction and focus for the development and expansion of CMSC around the world. He is also the Director of Professional Training, overseeing the training of teachers from “start to finish” and assuring the highest quality standards and the best possible resources for teaching.  Steve is the Founding Director of the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness, a program of community building, clinical care, professional training and research. He has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for 15 years and has trained teachers of MBSR and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Steve is an MSC teacher trainer, and leads MSC intensives and workshops around the world.