Fall Insight Meditation Retreat for Everyone

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    Fall Insight Meditation Retreat for Everyone

Oct 21st, 2021

Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights at Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary among the breathtaking vistas and green rolling hills of far Northern California. Settle into the serenity of the natural world as we explore what it means to inhabit our lives with Intention, Compassion and Joy. 

Thursday to Sunday
October 21 - 24, 2021
Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary 
Garberville, California

Drawing on the perspectives of both Buddhist practices and secular mindfulness, we’ll discover our innate capacity to fully open to our lives just they are. In this retreat we will learn to skillfully navigate our challenges by inviting the space for clear intention, greater compassion and more joy. 

Our practices will be supported by meditation, mindful movement and qigong with extended periods of morning and evening silence. The afternoons include optional group discussion with time for relaxation and connection. Each evening we'll gather for a dharma talk and guided meditation.

Heartwood Mountain Sanctuary is located 200 miles north of San Francisco, about an hour drive outside of the town of Garberville. This secluded center is tucked into the hills of Humboldt County where peace and solitude abound. With a gorgeous meditation temple, indoor-outdoor dining lodge, hot tub and sauna, it’s a perfect place to settle in, unwind and replenish.

The newly renovated modern eco-lodging offers private rooms in a common building, individual bungalows, as well as larger rooms with queen beds. The choice is yours. All lodging is supported with shared bathroom facilities.

The Heartwood Lodge Kitchen prepares the freshest farm-to-table fare, grown right on site. The culinary staff creates nourishing menus with seasonal farm fresh produce, merging the best of old world haute cuisine and new world innovation. Our first meal together will be Thursday dinner, and our last meal will be a Sunday breakfast. Snacks, tea and coffee are available anytime. The chef is happy to reasonably accommodate those with food restrictions.

Everyone is welcome! This retreat is suitable for both beginning and seasoned practitioners. 

Thursday to Sunday
October 21 - 24, 2021
Arrive Wednesday, 2:00 to 4:30pm
Retreat Ends Sunday, 11:00am
Location & Directions:

$775 to $1,195, All Inclusive
$250 Optional Deposit to hold your spot
Balance due September 1st

Fees do not include transportation to and from the retreat center.


The Teaching Team:

Heidi Bourne is a meditation teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition and is the founder and guiding teacher of Pacific Mindfulness. She has been teaching since 2005 in both public and private settings, offering classes, series courses, nature retreats, and resiliency-focused professional programs. In addition, she teaches regularly at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Heidi is especially interested in the integration of the common sense, accessible and timeless teachings of awareness, ethics, and compassion into the complexity of our everyday lives. She is known for her grounded, down-to-earth humor and presence. Heidi has a background in nursing, has been a small business owner since 1988, and lives in northern California with her family.


Heather Lear was born and raised with the dharma in a family of Insight Meditation practitioners. She teaches at the intersection of heart-centered dharma, embodiment practices including Radiant Heart Qigong, community-centered racial awakening and DEI work, and serves as the Program Coordinator at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.


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