Urban Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness Meditation
with Acharya Daniel Hessey
Open to All
Even when the speed and stress of daily life can feel all-consuming, the depth of the present moment is always available to us.
The week of August 18th, commit to caring for your mind and heart through deep retreat. Give yourself the time and space to truly heal yourself, those around you, and society as a whole.
These transformative days of meditation provide you with a ticket to this priceless place. This summer, discover how a settled mind can unlock the power of the present moment.
This program includes approximately 8 hours of daily silent meditation. People of all faiths and traditions are warmly invited, but please note the practice days will begin and end with a few traditional chants.
Approximate Daily Schedule:
9:00 - 11:45 Morning Practice Session
11:45 - 12:00pm Break (with optional restorative yoga)
12:00 - 12:45pm Contemplative Lunch
12:45 - 2:00pm Rest & Work Period
2:00 - 4:00pm Afternoon Practice Session I
4:00 - 4:30pm Tea Break
4:30 - 6:00pm Afternoon Practice Session II, Talk from Acharya Hessey
6:00 - 7:00pm Contemplative Dinner
7:00 - 8:30pm Evening Practice Session
Can't participate in the entire week? Registration for single day and weekend practice:
*Day Seven is only open to participants of a previous day of the retreat.
About the Teacher:
Acharya Daniel Hessey has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism since 1971 and has taught extensively throughout the U.S. and South America. Dan is a former director of Shambhala Mountain Center. Since 2004, he has studied and translated the I Ching from the classical Chinese texts.
Here is a message from Acharya Daniel Hessey on the power for the Urban Retreat. (Disregard dates mentioned in this video.)
"This was one of the best things I have done for myself. Really deepened my meditation practice."
"Thank you for this week, it has been life-changing."
“This week has been profoundly illuminating on multiple levels. There simply isn’t enough space here to describe.”
"Extremely valuable. An experience that has deepened and softened me and made me more aware of my thoughts and how they affect others and wider society in general.”