New Years Online Meditation Retreat January 2024

Start 2024 with the Mindful-Way New Years’ 5-night Online Silent Meditation Retreat

New Years Online Meditation Retreat January 2024

January 2nd - 7th 2024

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Led by Beth Mulligan and Hugh O’Neill


This retreat begins 4:00pm Pacific Time, Tuesday, January 2nd and ends at 12:00 noon Pacific Time on Sunday, January 7th.

Since January 2015 Mindful-Way has been offering a 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 2024, 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 teacher trainings including mbsr & msc.


For Hugh, email 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 living space in a way infused with Mindful awareness. Since April 2020, mindful-Way has conducted dozens of remote/online retreats and trainings 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’Neill, with support from our colleagues

Provisional Online Retreat Schedule

All times in United States West Coast / Pacific Time

This is an approximate schedule for the program (subject to change):

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024:
4:00pm to 6:00pm Pacific: Retreat Opening Session

Wednesday – Saturday, January 3rd -6th:
6:30-8:00am Morning Practice
8:00-9:00am Informal practice/meal break
9:00-10:30am Practice period
10:30-11:30am Informal practice/ work practice/ meal break
11:30am – 2:30pm Practice period (movement, sit, walk, teaching)
2:30-4:00pm Informal practice/meal break
4:00-5:30pm Practice period

Sunday, January 7th:
6:30-8:00am Morning Practice
8:00-9:00am Informal practice/meal
9:00am-12:00pm  sit and closing circle


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, 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.

Register for the Retreat

Bookings are closed for this event.