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Wake Up Retreat @Blue Cliff

June 22 - June 26

$120 – $360

“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

You are invited to join us and other young adults (ages 18-35 or so) for this year Wake Up retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery. It is an opportunity to bring our lay and monastic communities of young practitioners together to practice, learn, and grow together. The annual Wake Up retreat is a wonderful balance of formal mindfulness practice, exploration of the outdoors, wholesome play, artistic co-expression and community building activities inclusive to mindfulness practitioners of all colors, shapes, sizes and identities.

During this time together we will explore the practices of sitting, walking and eating meditation, while building community through Dharma sharing and simply being together.

This retreat is for young adults able to arrive on June 22, Wednesday afternoon and to depart on June 26. Please do not register if you plan to arrive on Thursday, Friday or Saturday for the retreat.

The cost for the retreat is a sliding scale. You choose what you can afford and the value for you.

We also have scholarships available for this retreat. Please check the scholarship box in the registration if you wish to apply for financial help.

Young Adult dorm space sliding scale is—————— ——————-$360 to $200 for the retreat.

Young Adult camping space sliding scale is———————————$280 to $120 for the retreat.

Student (18-27)/Unemployed dorm space sliding scale is————$280 to $120 for the retreat.

In this retreat:

•Learn the practices of sitting, walking and eating meditation with live input from Plum Village monastics.

•Live talks offered by monastic disciples of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

•Spaces to connect with people our age as we look deeply into the challenges and joys that we experience in our daily lives.

•A transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings offered by the monastics of the Plum Village Tradition.

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June 22
June 26
$120 – $360
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Blue Cliff Monastery


Blue Cliff Monastery
3 Mindfulness Rd
Pine Bush, NY 12566 United States
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