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East-West Contemplative Meditation Retreat

August 23 @ 5:30 pm - August 28 @ 12:00 pm

$700.00 – $1,200.00

We invite you to take a week’s retreat from your daily routine and come share with us the sacred silence of the beautiful Rose Room at Mercy Center, Burlingame. During this Sunday through Friday retreat, you will have the opportunity to sit in silent contemplation within your own space and with like-minded others.

In this silent contemplative practice, you will be free to hear the voice that speaks deep within you and that connects you with all that is. The energy that abounds and flows in this shared silence can awaken within you the untold joys of forgetting the self and realizing that which is really true.

“What are these joys?” you may ask. The 17th century Christian mystic Angelus Silesius put it this way, in one of his many short poems:

The clearer I perceive
that which is True,
the less reasoning, judging, arguing
I can do.

During this retreat, we will sit in silence for several hours each day, with time out for meals, rest, and communion with nature on the beautiful grounds of Mercy Center. We will enjoy communal readings from both Western and Eastern wisdom literature, as well as spiritual talks and one-on-one meetings with the retreat leader.

In his book Everything Is Practice, Insight Meditation teacher Gil Fronsdal says the following about the kinds of meditation gatherings presented at Mercy Center, Burlingame:

Group meditation retreats are profound times to discover a non-separated, unattached sense of community. Meditating together in silence cuts through many of the usual projections, fears, and reactions we might easily have with others. Meditating together, we sense people’s sincere dedication to being mindful of their life challenges and their spiritual wholeness.

So, enrich your summer – and your life – by joining us in August for this intensive contemplative retreat.

 

Nona Strong

Nona Strong is a Zen teacher studying under Fr. Gregory Mayers, CSsR, who directed the Mercy Center East-West Meditation Program from 2005 to 2019. Nona began Zen koan studies with Fr. Greg, Roshi in 1996, and in 2019 she received full transmission as an Authentic Zen Master in the Empty Cloud lineage of Willigis Jäger, Roshi, OSB.

Registration and payment deadline: August 9, 2024.
**Failure to submit full payment by the deadline will result in cancellation of registration.

 

CONTACT
For further assistance, contact us at (650) 340-7474 or mcweb@sistersofmercy.org

These are unprecedented times. If finances are an issue, please fill out a learning grant form here for a grant. We want to make sure our offerings are available to everyone.

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Contemplative Meditation Retreat GA Fee
Registration for 1 person includes the retreat, overnight accommodations and meals. *On-site participants must follow our on-site COVID protocol. We no longer require proof of vaccination and masks are optional when the risk is low.
$ 1,200.00
Unlimited
Contemplative Meditation Retreat Commuter Fee
Registration for 1 person includes retreat and lunch only. *On-site participants must follow our on-site COVID protocol. We no longer require proof of vaccination and masks are optional when the risk is low.
$ 700.00
Unlimited
Contemplative Meditation Retreat RSM Fee
Registration for 1 Sister of Mercy includes the retreat, overnight accommodations, and meals. *On-site participants must follow our on-site COVID protocol. We no longer require proof of vaccination and masks are optional when the risk is low.
$ 960.00
Unlimited

Mercy Center Burlingame

2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States