5 night Silent Mindfulness Retreat Connecting with Presence

A 6 day/5 night Mindfulness retreat to nourish and support your practice

Center For Mindfulness Ireland

5 night Silent Mindfulness Retreat Connecting with Presence

January 30th - February 4th 2018

4:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Led by Anne Twohig and Beth Mulligan

595.00 Euros approx $698.00 USD depending upon current exchange rate Single Accomodation
Ennismore Retreat Centre
Montennotte, Cork, Ireland T23 CT95
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This 5 day retreat is a residential, teacher-led silent meditation retreat which emphasises the deep understanding and practice of mindfulness meditation in its most universal and secular expression.

This Mindfulness Meditation Retreat is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) principles developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli at the Center for Mindfulness in the University of Massachusetts Medical School and is open to all participants who are willing to undergo the discipline of a silent retreat in a setting of beauty, peace, hospitality and welcome.


For Donata, email info@cfm.ie or call 011 353 868122354

Program Goals

  • Provide a safe and nourishing environment for the cultivation and development of a deep and grounded mindfulness meditation practice.
  • Foster a rigorous retreat experience – independent of a specific religious outlook – that fulfills Oasis Institute 
  • Offer excellent support and guidance from highly trained and experienced teachers and meditation instructors.
  • Practice noble silence to develop a strong container for deepening meditation practice.

For those who are new to meditation practice, please be aware that practicing for a week in silence can be an intensive and challenging – as well as a highly rewarding – experience. 

Daily Schedule will run from 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM and will consist of periods of guided and unguided meditation, Movement, Walking, and talks by the teachers

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Participant Guidelines


Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all practice sessions.


Means no conversation except during formal interviews. No reading, writing or use of technology except under special circumstances where you may need to maintain contact with the outside world i.e. (illness of a family member, etc). 


  • Non-judging
  • Patience
  • Beginner’s mind
  • Trust
  • Non-striving
  • Acceptance
  • Letting go


  • Self-care
  • Confidentiality
  • Listening and participating
  • Silence
  • Non-disruptive
  • Genuine effort
  • No food or drink (except water) in meditation room


Anne Twohig

Anne Twohig

Anne Twohig is founder of Centre for Mindfulness Ireland. She is a certified MBSR teacher and teacher trainer with the Center for Mindfulness (CFM), University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass).She has been teaching MBSR and mindfulness programmes in Ireland and abroad for 12 years to a wide variety of populations. She is a Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awardee for her work in Mindfulness in Education.Anne’s dedication to her work is inspired by the positive changes in participants who are open to integrating the powerful practice of mindfulness into their daily lives.


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