5-Night/6 Day Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat Connecticut 2019

Exploring and practicing the foundational teachings of Mindfulness in a 5 night silent residential retreat. Led by certified MBSR and Meditation Teachers Beth Mulligan and Brandon Nappi. This east coast mindfulness retreat will be held in Copper Beech Institute’s satelite center ; Mercy by the Sea, Madison, Connecticut. Our October silent mindfulness retreat is co-sponsored by the UMASS Center for Mindfulness. Attendance at this retreat meets the 5-day / night retreat requirement for many mindfulness teacher trainings, including Mindful Self Compassion and MBCT.

Co-sponsored by the UMASS Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society and filling the retreat prerequisite for Oasis Trainings.


5-Night/6 Day Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat Connecticut 2019

October 20th - 25th 2019

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Led by Beth Mulligan and Brandon Nappi

$1,285 Single Room shared bath $1,720 Single Room with private bath
167 Neck Rd
Madison, CT 06443
United States
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This retreat is also intended for anyone seeking the time and spaciousness to support their personal meditaiton practice, all levels of experience are welcome, and is not limited to those wanting to teach Mindfulness. Silent retreat practice is a vital way to nourish our personal meditation practice, which is life-enhancing for everyone and particularly important for those who work with mindfulness-based interventions. This mindfulness retreat is an opportunity to renew and deepen your practice of mindfulness meditation and living fully. The retreat will follow a rigorous traditional retreat schedule, in a supportive and beautiful environment, enhanced by silence with experienced teachers.


For alexis, email info@copperbeechinstitute.org or call 860-760-9750

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, and interviews. Buddhist foundations of MBSR will be highlighted.


Who Should Attend?

This retreat fulfills the prerequisite for Oasis trainings and so is appropriate for anyone on the MBSR teacher training pathway, as well as active Mindfulness teachers and open to anyone interested in the practice of mindfulness in a traditional retreat format.

Refund Policy

For the purposes of the  October 6-Day Silent Retreat, refunds are available (less a % processing fee) as follows:

  • On or before July 19th, 2019, refund less 30% cancellation fee.
  • From July 20th-September 30th, refund less 50% cancellation fee
  • After Sept 30th 20th, 20179- No refund for cancellation or no-show.

Questions about Mercy by the Sea?

For questions regarding housing, food, directions or transportation Contact 203-245-0401


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

Brandon Nappi

Brandon Nappi

Dr. Brandon Nappi, Founder and Executive Director at Copper Beech Institute, is a meditation teacher and speaker who passionately believes in the capacity of the human spirit to awaken. Inspired by the common wisdom of the world’s spiritual traditions, he has dedicated his life’s work to sharing the transformative power of mindfulness practice. With over fifteen years of study and practice in Zen and mindfulness, Brandon is also a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has completed a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Aquinas Institute of Theology and has received extensive mindfulness training from the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Brandon blogs about contemplative practice for the Huffington Post and teaches an annual course in mindfulness at Yale Divinity School.