Retreats & Special Events

Meditation retreats are open to beginners and experienced practitioners alike and offer a chance to experience an extended period of meditation that is so vital to developing a deeper practice. Whether it's a single-day with your local sangha, or a multi-day residential experience in a remote location, retreats support our deepest intentions to be free and offer a chance to hone specific mindfulness meditation skills. 

residential retreats

THE MEANINGFUL LIFE SPRING RETREAT
(3, 6 OR 9 NIGHTS)
MAY 26 - JUNE 4
THE watershed Center, Millerton, NY

 
 

“We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
~ T.S. Eliot

This special retreat version of George Haas's signature Meaningful Life course takes place at the beautiful Watershed Center in upstate New York. During the retreat, George will guide you through the four foundations of mindfulness, emphasizing radical self-acceptance, calm and clarity. With a stable mind and open heart as a foundation, we will then explore aspects of relational mindfulness: how you connect to others, and how you can be completely yourself in relationships and work; in other words, how to live a meaningful life.  Each morning will include Dharma teachings with meditation instructions, as well as mindful movement with Leslie Booker (Spirit Rock, IMS and Shambhala Mountain Center). The afternoon will offer an opportunity for longer, uninterrupted practice, and evening sessions will focus on loving-kindness meditation. This retreat is open to beginners and ongoing practitioners, and is encouraged for anyone seeking to deepen their meditation practice and bring greater insight into their daily life. Just two hours north of NYC, the center provides stunning mountain views and healthy, organic meals. 

Limited partial scholarships are available for the 10 day retreat. Call  213-378-0489 or email admin@mettagroup.org to apply.

MAY 26 - JUNE 4 (10 DAYS/9 NIGHTS)

MAY 29 - JUNE 4 (7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS)

MAY 26 - MAY 29 (4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS)


THE MEANINGFUL LIFE SUMMER RETREAT
JULY 3 - JULY 9 (7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS)
SEVEN CIRCLES RETREAT CENTER
Central California (near Sequoia National Park)

 
 

REGISTER NOW FOR A $100 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

“We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
~ T.S. Eliot

This special retreat version of George Haas's signature Meaningful Life course takes place at the Seven Circles Retreat Center in Central California. Nestled in the majestic foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, it's midway between LA and SF. During the retreat, George will guide you through the four foundations of mindfulness, emphasizing radical self-acceptance, calm and clarity. With a stable mind and open heart as a foundation, we will then explore aspects of relational mindfulness: how you connect to others, and how you can be completely yourself in relationships and work; in other words, how to live a meaningful life.  Each morning will include Dharma teachings with meditation instructions, as well as mindful yoga with Mettagroup mentor Blake Shields Abramovitz. The afternoon will offer an opportunity for longer, uninterrupted practice, and evening sessions will focus on loving-kindness meditation. This retreat is open to beginners and ongoing practitioners, and is encouraged for anyone seeking to deepen their meditation practice and bring greater insight into their daily life. Located on 24 acres of mixed oak and pine woodland, the center boasts stunning views, healthy food from local farms, charming cabins with en suite facilities, a private pool and virtually endless opportunity for outdoor splendor. 

Limited partial scholarships are available. Call  213-378-0489 or email admin@mettagroup.org to apply.


SPECIAL EVENTS

THE MEANINGFUL LIFE DAYLONG RETREATS - 2017

George will be hitting the road with a special daylong version of his signature Meaningful Life course to explore mindfulness as a way to be completely yourself in relationships, life and work - in other words how to live a meaningful life. These events are the perfect introduction to the longer class series, as well as an excellent stand-alone opportunity to take a close look at your practice - and your life. 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 10
SANTA CRUZ

Insight Santa Cruz
115 River Street South
9:30am to 5:00pm
No registration necessary - just show up!  
Cost is entirely dana (donation) based.

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 22
PIONEER VALLEY, MA

Insight Pioneer Valley
Eastworks, 2nd Floor
116 Pleasant Street , Suite 242
Easthampton, MA
9:30am to 4:30pm
$25-$40 registration + teacher dana

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4th ANNUAL METTA RETREAT IN BURMA
February 2018

Chanmyay Myaing Forest Meditation Centre
February 8 - 22, 2018
Extended Trip w/ George Haas
February 1 - 28

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