Silent mindfulness Meditation Retreat June 11th – 16th 2023

Coming Home To Our Hearts

Silent Meditation Retreat, Andover Massachusetts

Silent mindfulness Meditation Retreat June 11th – 16th 2023

June 11th - 16th 2023

4:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Led by Beth Mulligan and Korantemah Pierce Williams

660 Great Pond Road
North Andover, Massachusetts 01845
United States
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This in person silent mindfulness meditation retreat is open to individuals who would like to further develop their mindfulness meditation practice. As well as for those already teaching or interested in teaching mindfulness-based programs (MBP) such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction,MBSR,  Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, MBCT, Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Therapy and Mindful Self Compassion, MSC. Some experience with mindfulness meditation is expected

The Retreat meets the requirements for teacher training and certification at the Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, University of California at San Diego, the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society, University for Massachusetts and the Center for Mindfulness Studies, Toronto, Canada.


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This 5-night silent retreat will consist of sustained periods of silence, alternating sitting and walking meditation, with periods of Mindful Movement; (All vital for deepening a personal practice and fundamental to teaching and living a rich full life). There will be afternoon sessions exploring the attitudinal foundations of mindfulness with additional meditation practices to foster and strengthen kindness and compassion, and evening talks. Throughout the week there will be scheduled group and individual meetings with the teachers. The container of Silence, which includes refraining from speaking (except with the teachers as scheduled and as needed) reading, writing, and technology, with the exception of emergencies of course. It is a rare opportunity to slow down and give our hearts and minds some space to access our inner wisdom and compassion.

Registration begins 4:00pm, June 11th followed by an evening meal. First session of program  begins 7:00pm. Retreat finishes at Noon on June 16th


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

Korantemah Pierce Williams

Korantemah Pierce Williams

Nana Korantemah is a certified MBSR Teacher through the UCSD Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute. For more than 20 years, she has been an educator, counselor, and senior priest practitioner (Nana Okomfo Panyin) in the Akom Tradition, Ghana, West Africa. Korantemah is a  diversity and equity trainer for multiple organizations, in her life long passion to bring healing to the racial oppression in our country. As such she is a key part of UCSD’s Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute’s BIPOC MBSR teacher training. Her experience with trauma informed Mindfulness also makes her the perfect teacher for UCSD’s work with Survivors Empowered. We are so fortunate to have  her on the team

By embracing mindfulness meditation, Nana Korantemah serves as a bridge between traditional practice and modern existence. She remains humbled by the healing powers of compassion, forgiveness, and love.