Coming Home to Kindness, A 5 Night Silent Retreat

A six day five night retreat designed to support and nourish your practice. Renew and deepen your practice of compassion and mindfulness meditation, enhanced by silence and with the support of highly experienced teachers.

Coming Home to Kindness, A 5 Night Silent Retreat

November 9th - 14th 2018

3:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Led by Steven Hickman and Beth Mulligan

303 Tunxis
West Hartford,, CT 06107-3119
United States
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IDEAL FOR: Moderately Experienced (Some prior meditation experience required, and/or alumni of  MSC, MBSR. MBCT or other mindfulness programs).

Co-sponsored by the Center for Mindful Self Compassion (MSC), this retreat fulfills the prerequisite for MSC and MBSR teacher trainees, and other Mindfulness-Based Teacher trainings, is an opportunity for experienced teachers to be suported by practice, and is open to all who want to deepen their connection with mindfulness and compassion.

Fees: $1,270 single room-shared bath. $1,720.00 Single room-private bath


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A silent retreat is a vital way to nourish our personal meditation practice. It is life enhancing for everyone who attends and particularly important for those who work with mindfulness-based interventions. 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. Our attention during this retreat will be on how we can build our resilience and enhance our capacity to meet challenges with equanimity, strength, and compassionate awareness.

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 , small group meetings, and highlight the foundations of MSC. This retreat is open to anyone with prior meditation experience, especially MSC, MBSR or other mindfulness meditation practices.


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.


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