Mindfulness on the Mountain
(All Event Times Listed are Central Standard Time)
Sewanee, TN 37375
In Person Retreat, $475 & $375 packages include meals, lodging, program fees & materials; Commuter Package $275 includes meals, program fees & materials.
Silent retreat offers a time to rest in the space of the heart. Sitting meditation alternating with walking meditation form the basic structure of this retreat in the Insight Meditation tradition. These practices calm the body and mind and open the heart to the truth of the present moment, just as it is. Guidance in these practices along with evening teaching talks will be offered as we deepen our practice in the shared silence. Participants will be holding silence with opportunities for questions and reflections. This retreat is open to beginners as well as more experienced practitioners. Bring loose, comfortable clothing for walking and sitting. Chairs as well as a limited number of meditation cushions will be provided. Please, bring your meditation cushion if you have one.
The Rev. Gordon Peerman, DMin, is an Episcopal priest and leader of One River Wisdom School Nashville, a mindfulness meditation group. He has been engaged with contemplative practices, including Centering Prayer, mindfulness meditation, yoga, and Qi Gong since 1975. He has taught Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at Vanderbilt and St. Thomas Health Services, as well as classes in Buddhist Christian Dialogue at Vanderbilt Divinity Schools. He is the author of Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Lear from Buddhists about Suffering, and The Body Knows the Way. He lives in Nashville, TN.