5 Night Silent Virtual Retreat Oct 23rd – 28th, 2020

Join us remotely for our “Coming home to our hearts while being at home!” Retreat

Offered in partnership with

The Copper Beech Institute , a beautiful non-profit retreat Center with a mission to alleviate suffering through Mindfulness and compassion


5 Night Silent Virtual Retreat Oct 23rd – 28th, 2020

October 23rd - 28th 2020

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Led by Beth Mulligan and Hugh O’Neill

$660.00 Individual
303 Tunxis
West Hartford,, CT 06107-3119
United States
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Since April, we have been conducting all of our programs in a virtual / on-line format with great success. This October retreat will be our 5th virtual retreat. Practicing with a group remotely in a structured way, has proven to be deeply supportive for participants during the pandemic and all the other stressors of our lives.

This program also FULFILLS the RETREAT PREREQUISITE for many teacher trainings including  Mindful Self-Compassion and MBSR / MBCT



This particular retreat will be informed by The Mindful Self Compassion program, and it’s founder Chris Germer will join us to lead  parts of the retreat!

Please read my article about it here 


For Alexis, email info@copperbeechinstitute.org or call 860.760.9750

You’ll be joining us via zoom,  (you don’t need a zoom account we’ll send you a participant link) practicing formally together for most of the day- with times for informal practice, taking care of yourself, preparing your own meals and taking care of your chores and home in a way infused with Mindfulness and Compassion.

online retreat

The primary experienced teachers, Beth Mulligan and Hugh O’Neill will be joined by co-founder of MSC Chris Germer


Here’s a general idea of the daily schedule

*Please note that the timing for this schedule is set in East Coast United States Time, (EST or GMT +8). Please prepare for your time zone accordingly.

October 23rd, Day 1
7:00-9:00 PM : opening

October 24-27th-11th, Day 2-5
9:30-11:00 AM : Morning Practice
11:00 AM -12:00 PM : Informal practice/meal break
12:00-1:30 PM : Practice period
1:30-2:30 PM : informal practice/ work practice/meal
2:30-5:30 PM : Practice period (movement, sit, walk, teaching)
7:00-8:30 PM: Practice period

October 28th, Day 6
9:30-11:00 AM : Morning Practice
11:00 AM-12:00 PM : Informal practice/meal
12:00-3:00 PM : sit and closing

Please visit here for more details 


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

Hugh O’Neill

Hugh O’Neill

Hugh O’Neill is co-owner of Mindful-Way.com, and a certified MBSR Teacher and International teacher trainer and retreat leader.  Hugh has studied and practiced meditation and yoga for more than 20 years. His many years of creative and management experience in the media industry, including significant time working in international news and documentary production, combined with his intensive training in Mindfulness Meditation programs enable him to skillfully relate the concepts and practices of mindfulness with sensitivity and compassion to a wide range of populations.  His experience working in the news business in Ireland and Northern Ireland has given him personal experience with Gun Violence; combined with his training in Trauma Informed Mindfulness makes him a key part of our work with offering MBSR to Survivors Empowered.. Hugh has taught more than 100 MBSR courses and dozens of other mindfulness programs at universities, medical centers, corporations and government agencies including the US Navy.  He is the lead instructor on a multi year- multi site NIH study on MBSR for Parents of developmentally delayed children. Hugh has also been a presenter at the International Scientific Conference on Mindfulness, is a regular event speaker, and is the lead mindfulness teacher in a number of clinical research projects. Hugh has trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with the originator of the MBSR program, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D. He has studied and lived in residence at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center under the guidance of Zen Master Charles Tenshin Fletcher, Roshi, and is Certified as an MBSR teacher through the UCSD Center for Mindfulness.