Retreats provide a way to deeply explore the experiences of sustained mindfulness practice. Held in silence and relative simplicity, a retreat can open a space for you to connect with and learn from your inner life. Emphasizing mindfulness meditation in its most universal expression, all of our retreats programs are residential and are led by skilled MBSR teachers.
For those interested in training to teach MBSR, a retreat is a required pre-requisite. While we hope you can attend one of our retreats, we also know that scheduling and locations can present challenges. So, we offer the following (alphabetical) listing of retreat centers whose retreats can be taken to fulfil the retreat pre-requisites for aspiring MBSR teacher trainees.
Retreats are available through the Mindfulness Center at Brown or from the centers below.
Boundless Way Zen Center, Worcester, MA, USA
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Castle Rock, WA, USA
Dharma Retreats, Toronto, CA
Gaia House, Devon, England
Karme Choling, Barnet, VT, USA
Insight Meditation Society, Barre, MA, USA
San Francisco Zen Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
Shambhala Mountain Center, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, USA
Spirit Fire Retreat Center, Leyden, MA
Spirit Rock, San Francisco, CA, USA
True North Insight, Ottawa & Montreal, Ontario & Quebec, Canada
Zen Center of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
Zen Community of Oregon, Clatskanie, OR, USA