New Years 5-Night Silent Virtual Retreat
Start 2021 with the Mindful-Way New Years’ Silent Virtual Meditation Retreat
New Years 5-Night Silent Virtual Retreat
January 2nd - 7th 2021
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Led by Beth Mulligan and Hugh O’Neill
Banning, California 92220
Since January 2015 Mindful-Way has been offering an in person 5-night silent retreat designed to help people start the New Year from a place of centered stillness. And as a way to support people in both their personal meditation practice and professional mindfulness based training. This coming New Year, January 2021, we will continue offering this meditation retreat remotely. And we invite you to begin the year by dropping into stillness and silence from the comfort and safety of your own home.
This 5-Night Silent Retreat is open to all sincere meditation practitioners and meets the retreat requirement for numerous mindfulness based trainings including mbsr & msc.
For Hugh O'Neill, email email@example.com or call +1 951 750-9020
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 periods of sitting meditation, mindful movement and yoga, walking meditation and talks by the teachers. There will also be scheduled small group meetings with the teachers and personal time for informal practice, preparing and eating meals, taking care of yourself, and your home in a way infused with Mindful awareness. Since April 2020, mindful-Way has conducted numerous remote/online retreats with overwhelmingly positive results reported by participants.
The retreat will be led by Mindful-Way co-founders and certified mindfulness teachers, Beth Mulligan PA-C and Hugh O’Neil, with support from our colleagues including Jamie Martin who will lead us in yoga practice.
Provisional Online Retreat Schedule
All times in United States West Coast / Pacific Time
This is an approximate schedule for the program (subject to change):
Saturday, January 2nd, 2021:
4:00 to 6:00 pm Opening
Sunday – Wednesday, January 3rd -6th:
6:30-8:00 Morning Practice
8:00-9:00 Informal practice/meal break
9:00-10:30 Practice period
10:30-11:30 informal practice/ work practice/meal
11:30-2:30 Practice period (movement, sit, walk, teaching)
2:30 – 4:00 Informal practice/meal break
4:00-5:30 Practice period
Thursday, January 7th:
6:30 AM-8:00 Morning Practice
8:00-9:00 Informal practice/meal
9:00 AM-12:00 PM sit and closing
For the purposes of the January 2021 retreat, refunds are available (Less a $100 non refundable processing fee) as follows:
On or before November 10th, 2020 less 30% cancellation fee. From November 11th – December 9th, 2020 refund less 50% cancellation fee. On or after December 10th, 2020 no refund for cancellation or no-show.
In the unlikely event of program cancellation, Mindful-Way accepts no liability for any losses incurred beyond the registration fee.
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 is co-owner of Mindful-Way.com, and 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 to a wide range of populations. Hugh has taught more than 80 MBSR courses and dozens of other mindfulness programs at universities, medical centers, corporations and government agencies including the US Navy. 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.