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Meditation Retreat: Wisdom, Equanimity, and Joy for the New Year


  • Kripalu Center 57 Interlaken Road Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States (map)

For all levels.

Ring in the new year with a brightened mind!  The Sanskrit word for mindfulness is sati, which means "to remember; to look again; to reduce madness." Through varied meditation techniques which boost concentration, relaxation, and compassion, we begin to see things as they really are, gain wisdom and insight, and experience new levels of inner freedom.  

Enter the new year with mindful reflection, contemplation, and intention-setting.  Whether you're new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, this mindfulness retreat supports you deeply delving inward, reflecting on your life's intention, and renewing your connection to inner harmony.  

Cultivate lasting feelings of equanimity and joy in this program, which includes:

    -Relaxation meditations for rejuvenation and self-care

    -Metta meditations as gateways to equanimity and joy

    -Concentration meditations to enhance mental clarity

    -A classic Buddhist approach to intention setting for the New Year

    -Mindful recitations and contemplations on insightful Zen haikus 

    -Mindful moments of silence to deeply listen for inner wisdom

    -Techniques to unlock an inner world filled with limitless compassion, contentment, and insight

After New Year's celebrations, you might wonder: How can we cultivate lasting feelings of renewal, focused intention, and inner peace? Larissa Hall Carlson offers insightful meditations to access lifelong happiness, ease, and resolve—from one New Year's to the next!  Return home with the inspiration and guidance you need to live a mindful life.

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