Day of Mindfulness - June 29th Beach Retreat
Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

Day of Mindfulness - June 29th Beach Retreat

RETREAT PRACTICE offers increased stillness and silence within which greater insights, clarity, loving presence and compassion are discovered and grown.   Practicing together for a whole day shifts our intention from one of daily tasks to the active and kind attention needed to turn awareness inward.  As we move closer to ourselves, a day of mindfulness offers us the awakened heart/mind through which happiness and freedom are born.

A Day of Mindfulness is practice time purposefully removed from our daily routine and responsibilities, allowing for a rich and beneficial opportunity for continuous mindfdulness practice.

All are welcome to attend. You may choose to attend a half-day in AM or PM.

$35.00 suggested donation for the full-day retreat and $20 for the half-day for those not in a current mindfulness course

If unable to attend due to financial hardship, please contact through registration page below.

RSVP/REGISTRATION HERE

THIS SPECIAL JUNE 2019 SUMMER DAY-LONG MINDFULNESS RETREAT WILL BE HELD ON THE BLUFFS OF LEUCADIA BEACH AREA. MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.

Our retreats are typically held at Questhaven Retreat Center which is nestled among chaparral-covered hills in northern San Diego County. The grounds encompass one square mile of coastal wilderness traversed by several miles of nature trails offering hilltop vistas, shaded oak sanctuaries, wayside shrines, seasonal streams, and a variety of wildflowers, birds and wildlife. Wandering these trails, we find release from the stress of outer lives, and come to the stillness and quiet necessary to awaken our inner lives.  

*We are grateful for the use of this space. There is no affiliation with Questhaven Spiritual Retreat Center. 

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Sep
10
to Dec 31

FALL STUDY SERIES -A SACRED JOURNEY: COMPASSIONATE PRESENCE IN LIVING AND DYING

Led by Diana Shimkus, Founding Teacher of EMC, with the Encinitas Mindfulness Community (EMC co-teachers) and friends. We will be opening early-bird 15% discount registration for residential and commuter retreat options begin on Friday, August 16 - October 1, 2019. Participation in the retreat does not require attendance in the Fall Tuesday study series beginning on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. If you are not on our current email list, please send a request for an invitation.

Please visit the EMC website using the button below to get more information and registration for the FALL Mindfulness Retreat - held from Monday, October 14 through Saturday, October 19, 2019During the retreat, we will be expanding our still and silent meditation practice, during the first three days inviting deeper inquiry into aspects of compassionate presence that are cultivated throughout our lifetime, opening us to the boundless, limitless, birthless and deathless reality of our inter-being and compassionate open hearts. Mindfulness practice is an essential foundation for the cultivation of unconditional presence in the face of all of life’s conditions, confronting the truth of impermanence and continuous change through aging, illness, loss and death.  Compassion naturally arising in every breath and every moment in which we are awake to all of life. There will be NO FOOD SERVICE provided until Wednesday, October 16 dinner meal. Retreatants are asked to provide their own simple meals for the first 2.5 days of this retreat, which will be offered as a silent retreat with little guidance. Daily interviews with teacher will be offered to direct your practice. You may choose to practice with Diana throughout the day, though no guidance during sittings will be offered.

The Tuesday Study Group begins on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 AM .  We will be using a text TBD. The 16-week curriculum will be offered from Tuesday, Sept. 10 - Dec. 31, 2019 at 7:05 AM at The Soul of Yoga, 627 N. Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA or by live Zoom Meeting or archived meetings available on this site at SACRED JOURNEY COURSE tab.

RETREATS are held at: Questhaven Retreat Center San Marcos, California. Questhaven is nestled among chaparral-covered hills in north-east San Diego County. The grounds encompass one square mile of coastal wilderness traversed by several miles of nature trails offering hilltop vistas, shaded oak sanctuaries, wayside shrines, seasonal streams, and a variety of wildflowers, birds and wildlife. From time in nature, we find release from the stress of our daily lives and come to the pristine stillness and silence of pure awareness. 


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FALL Retreat 2019:  A SACRED JOURNEY: Compassionate Presence in Living and Dying
Oct
14
to Oct 19

FALL Retreat 2019: A SACRED JOURNEY: Compassionate Presence in Living and Dying

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Have you been wondering how best to take the next step and deepen your mindfulness practice?

If you have not attended a retreat or extended practice period until now, this FALL is the best time.

EMC has gone through exceptional measures to make these opportunities as affordable and accessible as possible.

Having the collective energies of mindful awareness focused during our time together facilitates the greater absorption, insight and clarity of the truths of impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and unreliability that is the mark of all existence and seen most clearly in retreat practice. This is an important experiential discovery that retreat practice inspires and then provides refuge within. 

It is our aspiration that we continue practice together through retreat opportunities such as these.  

We look forward to sharing this experience with you.

Learn more about EMC's upcoming 3-day and 6-day retreats in the link below:

RSVP/REGISTRATION HERE

All retreats are held at Questhaven Retreat Center. Questhaven is nestled among chaparral-covered hills in northern San Diego County. The grounds encompass one square mile of coastal wilderness traversed by several miles of nature trails offering hilltop vistas, shaded oak sanctuaries, wayside shrines, seasonal streams, and a variety of wildflowers, birds and wildlife. Wandering these trails, we find release from the stress of outer lives, and come to the stillness and quiet necessary to awaken our inner lives.  

*We are grateful for this space. There is no affiliation with Questhaven Spiritual Retreat Center. 

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