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Women’s Retreat - BUILDING OUR BRAVE! Holy Wisdom Monastery, Middleton, WI

Mindfulness gives us a direct path to our authentic experience. We open to each new moment as it occurs, not knowing what will arise, and practice relating to whatever’s here, whether we like it or not, with acceptance, kindness, curiosity, and compassion. This requires tremendous courage and the willingness to be vulnerable. With practice, we cultivate access to our wisdom, compassion, and grow the unshakeable confidence that we can handle both the difficult and the lovely. In this retreat we will explore courage, how to deepen our comfort with vulnerability, and discover the freedom and inherent power of being authentic.

Practicing in Noble Silence, we will alternate between sitting meditation and walking meditation (optional yoga with Cecily Frederick, R.Y.T.), and end each evening with a guided Loving Kindness/METTA meditation. There will be daily meditation instructions, small group check-ins, and evening dharma talks.  

Held at the beautiful Holy Wisdom Monastery, the retreat center is primarily non-residential, but does offer a limited number of residential rooms, available on a first come basis. 

Fees: $185 non-residential base cost (includes vegetarian lunches and suppers).

All rooms are sold out.

Dates: Begins 10 am Friday December 13, ends 12 noon Sunday December 15.

Registration: Register by November 13. Cancellations received by November 13 will be refunded, less a non-refundable $60 fee.  Refunds after November 13 will be given only if someone fills your place.

If you would prefer to register and pay by mail, please download, print, and mail the registration form.

Please complete if selecting a double room and wish to have a specific roommate
Add a donation of to help with scholarships for the retreat.


Day of Mindfulness Retreat

We’ll practice sitting, walking and eating meditation, all in “noble silence”, and complete the day with the Loving Kindness Meditation (guided). Open to all genders and to anyone who would like this opportunity to deepen their practice. Held in the Quarry Arts Building, 715 Hill Street, Madison. Fee:$30. 


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