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January 2014

Day of Mindfulness – Kansas City

January 18, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St.
Kansas City, MO United States
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A Mindful & Compassionate Life: A Day of Mindfulness Practice with the Heartland Community of Mindfulness in Kansas City, MO Mindfulness based practices including guided sitting and walking meditations, Dharmateachings and discussion to nourish, strengthen and heal.  

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February 2014

Four Day Retreat – Springfield, NH

February 6, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - February 9, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, 253 Philbrick Hill Road
Springfield, NH 03284 United States
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Tending the Hearth: Nourishing Ourselves Inwardly in the Winter Season  Winter in New England is a time when the life of the forest and hills are quietly renewing themselves in preparation for the coming Spring. This winter we will gather to do the same, taking time to let go of busyness, to be still and reflect deeply on our lives, to enjoy the warmth of the hearth and the presence of each other, to renew our aspirations, and to draw…

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March 2014

Evening at Hampshire College

March 5, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hampshire College, 893 West St
Amherst, MA United States
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A Presentation and Discussion of the Five Mindfulness Trainings At the Merrill Living Room This presentation and discussion will look deeply at how the Five Mindfulness Trainings are a comprehensive and effective practice fro working with social and environmental issues of our time.    

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Four Day Retreat – Boise, ID

March 13, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - March 16, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Harris Ranch Clubhouse, 4057 S Mill Site Ave
Boise, ID 83716 United States
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Gathering Into Stillness  Releasing Our Attachments and Burdens with Stability, Joy and Freedom  A retreat founded in the practice of mindfulness and meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village.  With daily mindfulness, meditation, and the practice of Touching the Earth as a base we will explore the Buddhist teachings on desire and liberation. The fundamental energy of desire can lead us in either a wholesome or unwholesome direction.  If left unattended, it will push us through grasping,…

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April 2014

Panel Discussion – Montpelier VT

April 3, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Church Montpelier, VT United States + Google Map

  Everyday Buddhism - Practicing in an Imperfect World Michael will be one of the panelists in an event sponsored by The Gathering, a Montpelier-based group promoting meditation and wisdom practices.  

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Retreat on the Eastern Shore, VA

April 10, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - April 13, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Salt Marsh Sangha C/O AJ Johnston, PO Box 473
Eastville, VA 23347 United States
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Living Deeply The Salt Marsh Sangha invites you to a mindfulness retreat in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. The retreat is residential with silent sitting meditation, indoor and outdoor walking meditation and daily Dharma talks by our teacher, Dharma discussions, and Sutra services. The retreat is suitable for beginning and experienced meditation practitioners. We know intellectually that life is impermanent.  But too often we live our lives apart from that reality.  The theme of our spring retreat is Living…

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May 2014

4 Day Retreat in Montana

May 1, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - May 4, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp Lakeside, MT United States + Google Map

  Choosing the Path of Freedom and Happiness: Transforming the Habit Energies that Limit and Define Us A Four Day retreat with the Open Way Mindfulness Center, Flowing Mountains Sangha, and Big Sky Sangha in Montana. Our daily lives are often strongly affected by habit energies within us, patterns of reactivity, busyness, stress and anxiety. In these moments, we feel as though we lose ourselves, we are overwhelmed, as though life and our relationships are a burden and a struggle.…

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2 Days of Mindfulness in Vancouver, BC

May 9, 2014 - May 10, 2014
Unnamed Venue Vancouver, BC Canada + Google Map

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Day of Mindfulness, Norwich VT

May 17, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 75 Beaver Meadow Rd
Norwich, VT United States
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"Planting the Garden of the Heart" A Day of Mindfulness Practice with the Heart of the Valley Sangha We will nourish the wholesome seeds in the garden of our hearts with the practice of  mindful breathing, sitting, walking, eating, speaking and listening.

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July 2014

Summer Retreats at MorningSun

July 17, 2014 - July 27, 2014
MorningSun Mindfulness Center, 655 Gilsum Mine Rd
Alstead, NH 03602 United States
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Michael will be a co-facilitator at MorningSun's summer retreats 2014: WAKE UP CAMP OUT  July 17-20 A retreat for young adults ages 18-35ish ALL AGES MINDFULNESS RETREAT July 24-27 Mindfulness and meditation for families and adults of all ages

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October 2014

Days of Mindfulness in North Carolina

October 4, 2014 - October 6, 2014
Unnamed Venue NC United States + Google Map

Thursday, October 2nd:  An Evening in Charlotte With the Charlotte Community of Mindfulness 6-8PM Myers Park Baptist Church Saturday, October 4th: A Day of Mindfulness in Raleigh With the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sangha 9AM-4PM Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh Sunday, October 5th: A Half-Day of Practice in Whispering Pines  

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Day of Mindfulness in Norwich, VT

October 11, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 75 Beaver Meadow Rd
Norwich, VT United States
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No Mud, No Lotus A Day of Mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh “Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower grow. There cannot be a lotus flower without the mud. To consume in order to cover up our suffering does not work. We need a spiritual practice to go deep into our suffering. In order to come home to ourselves without fear of encountering the suffering, we…

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Public Talk and Four Day Retreat in Houston, TX

October 15, 2014 - October 19, 2014
Unnamed Venue Houston, TX United States + Google Map

Public Talk at the Spectrum Center: Suffering Less in Challenging Moments: Finding Refuge & Strength on the Path of Mindfulness, Meditation & Prayer Wednesday, October 15, 2014 6:30pm–8:30pm 1712 Fairview, Houston, 77006   Four Day Residential Retreat at the Heartland Country Inn in Brenham, TX Finding the Sacred in Each Moment by Letting Go Thursday October 16 5pm - Sunday October 19 1pm In this retreat, with the cultivation of mindfulness as a base, we will practice to strengthen our…

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Weekend Retreat in Kansas City

October 31, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - November 2, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Lake Doniphan Excelsior Springs, MO United States + Google Map

Learning to Live Deeply Opening the door to the sacred and meaningful with the practice of mindfulness in daily life Many of us are pushed and pulled by the stress and busyness of modern life. Our work and relationships are laden with complexity and strong emotions and our peace and happiness seem hard to maintain, if they are there at all. But all of this can change. During this retreat we will nourish our capacity to heal, transform, and live…

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November 2014

5 Day Retreat in Rochester, NY

November 7, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - November 11, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Mercy Prayer Center Rochester, NY United States + Google Map

Retreat with the Blooming Lilac Sangha of Rochester NY Our retreat will be at beautiful Mercy Prayer Center next to Highland Park.This will be a silent retreat, although there are opportunities for sharing during Dharma discussion.  In addition, there will be: Guided meditation, Dharma talks, meetings with the teacher, working meditation, singing joyfully, walking meditation outside, and moments for deep reflection. Michael Ciborski has been traveling to upstate New York for 7 years to lead retreats.  If you would like…

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January 2015

Mid-Winter Retreat in Seattle (Camp Indianola)

January 16, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - January 23, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Camp Indianola Kingston, WA 98346 United States + Google Map

Week-long Retreat with Mindfulness Community of Puget Sound Michael will be the guiding teacher for MCPS’s week long winter retreat at beautiful Camp Indianola. A family and children’s program will be offered for the first weekend of the retreat (MLK holiday weekend of Jan 16 through noon on Monday the 19th). More info forthcoming at the MCPS website below:    

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February 2015

Northern New England Regional Retreat in Springfield NH

February 13, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - February 16, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, 253 Philbrick Hill Road
Springfield, NH 03284 United States
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Opening the Heart of True Love A mindfulness retreat on the theme of Love and Bodhicitta There are moments when our hearts crack wide open and we love the Earth and all its beings. In these moments, we feel we are woven deeply into the web of life. For most of us, this experience is fleeting (if we have it at all). We go through our days and years trying to make our relationships “work,” trying to make peace with…

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