Coming Home To Kindness, A 5 Night Silent Mindfulness Retreat

This 5 night Silent retreat is Co-sponsored by the Center for Mindful Self Compassion (MSC), this retreat fulfills the prerequisite for MSC teachers and other Mindfulness-Based interventions such as MBSR And MBCT. This retreat is open to all who want to deepen their connection with mindfulness and compassion practice.

 This retreat will be based on the life-changing and well-researched work of Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff, creators of the Mindful Self Compassion Program, as well as ancient wisdom practice from several traditions. This is an opportunity to renew and deepen your practice of compassion and mindfulness meditation, and live fully in a strong, supportive, and beautiful environment enhanced by silence with the support of experienced teachers.

This retreat is cosponsored by the Center for mindful Self Compassion

Coming Home To Kindness, A 5 Night Silent Mindfulness Retreat

October 3rd - 8th 2017

3:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Led by Beth Mulligan and Jon Aaron

303 Tunxis
West Hartford,, CT 06107-3119
United States
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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 individual meetings, and highlight the foundations of MSC. This retreat is open to anyone with prior meditation experience, especially with MSC, MBSR or other mindfulness meditation experience.


For Hannah Barnes, email or call 860-760-9750

Tuition is $660 plus accommodations.The retreat begins Tuesday, October 3 at 5 p.m. for registration  and concludes around 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 8.

Please note: registration for this program requires to fill out and send the Registration Survey below. Please do so even if you have already paid and registered for the retreat.

This retreat is eligible for Boundless Heart Fund Scholarships and Hemera and Aetna Foundation Contemplative Fellowships for EducatorsHealthcare, and Nonprofit Professionals programs. Apply for a scholarship here.


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

Jon Aaron

Jon Aaron

Jon Aaron trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and is certified through the CFM. He has taught over 65 cycles of the seminal curriculum, as well as numerous courses for alumni of the program. Jon is  an MBSR teacher trainer, having completed this advanced level of trianing through the UMASS Center for Mindfulness. He is a co-founding member of New York Mindfulness Meditation Collaborative.

Jon is a Dharma teacher at the New York Insight Meditation Center, as well as the guiding teacher of the Makom Meditation Havurah program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. He is also Senior Trainer and Consultant with The Potential Project, a leading global organization specialized in bringing mindfulness to the workplace.