Lovingkindness Retreat

Find Peace with an Open and Loving Heart

Sharon Salzberg

Boone, North Carolina

June 21- 23
Retreat Type
Featured PresentersFeatured Presenters
Meditation & MindfulnessMeditation & Mindfulness
Self DiscoverySelf Discovery
Retreat Goals
Better RelationshipsBetter Relationships
Calm & Clear MindCalm & Clear Mind

Description

Imagine if you could feel love towards anyone. Wouldn’t it be liberating to send love to people who have hurt you, or to those you envy?

 

Rooted in Buddhist tradition, lovingkindness is a meditation practice which cultivates your innate capacity for an open and loving heart. It enriches your sense of compassion, and joy in the happiness of others; it deepens your connection to inner peace.

 

Sharon Salzberg is among the world’s leading lovingkindness meditation teachers and will be joining us in the tranquility of the Blue Ridge Mountains to share her profound and insightful teachings. It’s a unique opportunity to gain an experiential understanding of how to incorporate lovingkindness into your life with the guidance and support of an expert.

 

Through guided meditations, discussion, and Q&A sessions, you will:

 

  • Learn what lovingkindness is, and why it is so powerful
  • Settle into deep, guided lovingkindness meditation practices
  • Learn how this form of meditation can create joy, peace, and compassion; and how it can improve your concentration, connection, and sense of fearlessness
  • Discover how to continue your practice at home

 

You will take home a philosophical and experiential understanding of lovingkindness meditation, and the knowledge to develop your practice after the retreat.

 

Open to all – beginners and experienced meditation practitioners welcome.

Presenters

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is known globally as a pioneer in the field of meditation; as a teacher, and a New York Times bestselling author of books on various meditation subjects, including Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, published in 1995. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness to the West since she first began teaching in 1974. Sharon is the co-founder of the first western meditation center in the US: The Insight Meditation Society. Her modern approach to Buddhist teachings makes them instantly accessible. Find out more about Sharon atwww.sharonsalzberg.com

Rooms & Pricing

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out.

Private Hotel Room

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$285/Night

The private hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)

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$224/Night

The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

 

Private Retreat Room

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$233/Night

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)

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$190/Night

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you. 

 

Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

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$165/Night

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.

 

Schedule

June 21 st -23 rd , 2019

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Arrival Day 7:30-9:00 pm
Daily 9:30 am-12:30 pm; 2:00-4:00 pm
Departure Day 9:00-11:00 am (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)

General Guest Information
We hope you enjoy your stay with us at the Art of Living Retreat Center. While here, we invite you to immerse in the quiet peace of the Blue Ridge Mountains and connect with yourself. Apart from the activities in your program schedule, there are also opportunities to join daily yoga and meditation classes, restorative Ayurvedic spa treatments, guided hiking trails, pottery classes, evening Kirtans, the outdoor labyrinth or the weekly Bonfire. Here are more details for your stay:

Arrival Day
3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, but if you arrive early we will hold luggage at Reception.

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00-7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)

Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)
7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only
9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)
11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only
2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only
5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)
7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)
8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only

Mealtimes
7:30-9:30 am Breakfast
12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)
6:00-7:30 pm Dinner
Ayurveda Spa Appointments
We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa before arrival, in
order to ensure availability. Please call (828) 264-8382 for details.
Our Clay Studio is open Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt.
Clay pieces can be glazed and shipped back as well. Please contact our front desk to make an
appointment.
Actual schedules and venues may vary; Please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in

*If a spa appointment is made during a Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, guests may request a meal to be boxed for
pickup by asking spa reception.
***Please call the spa in advance to book spa treatments during your free time if you are interested. The
phone number is (828) 264-8382.

Location

639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC 28607

Discover deep rest and rejuvenation in a pristine natural setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina. Set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a tranquil sanctuary. The perfect place to begin your journey to wellness.

Distance from Nearest Airport

34 mins by car without traffic

FAQs

For room reservations & spa retreats, we have a 24 hour cancellation policy.
For all other retreats, please be sure to check the registration page specific to that retreat.

To encourage a healthy environment we ask that guest to not consume alcohol or meat in our public spaces, however guests may enjoy these items in their rooms. That being said our property is always smoke-free.

Yes, we ask that guests with food allergies simply inform us so we can communicate those needs to our chef. Typically we label potential allergens such as gluten, dairy and nuts.

Tuition
$350
Plus 2 Nights all-inclusive room and meals.

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