There is much in our past that we can recall fondly. However, without Mindfulness, parts of our past, such as how we were treated as children and the history of our families and communities, silently shape how we feel and automatically act. Put differently, we often are unknowingly chained to our past conditioning in ways that cause us to suffer in the present. This dynamic often plays out in our relationships with others and can become detrimental in our development of authentic connections with others, especially with other men.
Please join us as we unveil the next generation of Mindful Man, “Mindful MenLiving” A hybrid of sorts between Mindful Man of the past and MenLiving, a unique men’s organization whose vision is a world of healthy, intentional, connected men. During this weekend retreat, we will explore how Mindfulness helps us shine the light of awareness both on the forces that have shaped us as men and how those forces live on within us to this day. Only when we do that can we begin to let go of the hurtful parts of the past that can bind us to those beliefs.
As always, we will explore our topic by practicing mindful meditation and movement in a caring, safe, and supportive environment conducted largely in noble silence. In addition, Tony Schmidt will bring his experience as a facilitator and organizer in MenLiving to incorporate processes that support connection, healing, and growth as men in our modern society. We will conclude each evening with a men’s circle to share experiences and throughout the weekend we will include other facilitated processes that encourage authentic connection in alignment with MenLiving’s 5 suggestions for living fully.
About the Retreat cost: The prices for this retreat cover only the expenses of putting on this retreat and do NOT provide compensation for the teachers. Following the ancient tradition of Mindfulness teachers, David and MenLiving gratefully accept dana (the Pali word for generosity) as a free-will offering from those who attend the retreat. Please consider offering dana at the end of the retreat if you find the teachings helpful and if you are able.
This retreat is appropriate both for men who are new to Mindfulness and meditation and for experienced practitioners.