New England Family Dharma Meditation Retreat
Share family quality time together in a supportive community amidst the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. The retreat is open to parents, grandparents, and guardians with children from ages 5 to 13, interested in cultivating deeper presence, joy, resilience, and connection in everyday family life.
Both beginning and experienced mindfulness practitioners are welcome. The retreat balances engaged activities with free time. There will be time for collective family practice as well as time for parents and children to break-out into groups and engage with peers. During break-outs, children are grouped by age. Parents will have opportunities to practice meditation together and engage in facilitated adult discussion groups.
Dharma activities include skits, games, songs, art, mindful movement, nature activities, a campfire, meditation, and dharma talks. During free time, optional activities include swimming, mindful sports, drumming, nature activities, Qi Gong, and parent workshops.
Please arrive between 2-6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19 for check-in, followed by dinner from 6-7 p.m., orientation and the opening ceremony at 7:45 p.m. The retreat ends Tuesday, July 23, at 12:30 p.m. followed by lunch.