Mindful Self Compassion Retreat Online May 14th – 19th 2024

Mindful Self Compassion MSC 5-Night Silent Retreat Online

Mindful Self Compassion Retreat Online May 14th – 19th 2024

May 14th - 19th 2024

4:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Led by Beth Mulligan and Hugh O’Neill

Certified MSC Teacher Beth Mulligan and  Mindful-Way co founder Hugh O’Neill will be holding the retreat virtually. They will guide you through the retreat just as they would in person, while you can stay at home and sleep in your own bed. There will be full days of mindfulness and compassion meditation practice, walking meditation, mindful movement / yoga led by Jannine Young. The Retreat will include talks, teachings, and opportunities to meet in small groups once during the retreat. Program starts at 4pm Pacific on 14th and ends at 12 noon Pacific on 19th May


For Lisa Baylis, email lisa@centerformsc.org

For Hugh O'Neill, email or call +1 951 750-9020

This silent retreat is open to any individuals wishing to deepen their mindfulness practice and is especially suitable for those already teaching or interested in teaching Mindful Self-Compassion, and other mindfulness-based programs (MBP) such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.  Some experience with Mindfulness and Loving Kindness  meditation is expected.

Silent retreats allow participants to:

  • Feel more grounded and centered
  • Experience greater calm and clarity
  • Deepen a connection to their heart center
  • Increase personal presence
  • Savor their authentic self

The Online Silent Retreat meets the pre-requisite requirements for MSC Teacher Training, as well as the requirements for other Mindfulness based interventions.


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.