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Meditation Retreat at Wisdom House in Litchfield and West Redding

The Centers for Mindfulness & Insight Meditation in Connecticut and Massachusetts are teaming up to hold a five-day Mahasati meditation retreat from October 10 to 14 at Wisdom House Retreat Center in Litchfield. The retreat will be led by Thai Forest Monks and meditation masters Achan Dha and Achan Niphen and psychologist Michael Bresnan.

The retreat provides an opportunity to deepen meditation practice by allowing participants to cultivate self-awareness for an extended period of time without distraction. While the retreat will be conducted mainly in silence, there will also be Dhama talks and question-and-answer periods. As is the tradition with meditation retreats, all attendees will have a private interview period with Achan Dha as a further aid to their practice.

Wisdom House provides an excellent atmosphere for meditation. The retreat will take place in a separate 18th-century New England farmhouse, ensuring the group’s privacy throughout the weekend. Wholesome and delicious meals will be served, including breads and desserts baked on the premises by the Wisdom House Staff.

The retreat begins at 7pm on Thursday evening, October 10, and concludes at 1pm Monday afternoon, October 14. The cost for the retreat is $75 per night for double occupancy, and $100 per night for single occupancy. The cost covers room and board. Partial attendance is allowed, but a two-night minimum is required. Partial scholarships are available based on need. A $100 deposit is requested to register. There are a limited number of spots for this retreat.

Additionally, there will be a one-day retreat on September 14 from 9:30am to 4pm at the Center for Mindfulness & Insight Meditation in West Redding. Participants should bring a bag lunch. There is no formal charge for this retreat, which is also led by Achan Dha and Achan Niphen, but donations are greatly appreciated.

To make a reservation, or for more information, please contact Michael at [email protected]  Location for one-day retreat: Center for Mindfulness and Insight Meditation, Picketts Ridge Rd, West Redding. Location for five-day retreat: Wisdom House Retreat Center, 229 E Litchfield Rd, Litchfield. 

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