5-day retreat in Sukoth October 18-23
Be Still and Heal
A Mindfulness Retreat
with Dharma Teacher
together with practitioners from the
Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center in Maryland.
October 18 – 23 (Sukkot)
at Neve Shalom ~ Wahat al-Salam Guest House
“When we embrace our suffering, we see its origins, and we see that it can end because there is a path. … Sometimes we use the opportunity to touch the refreshing and healing elements within us and around us with our mindfulness. They will take care of our pain, like antibodies taking care of the foreign bodies that have entered our bloodstream.” (Thich Nhat Hanh , Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation)
Mitchel Ratner writes : “This “Be Still and Heal” retreat offers us the opportunity to rest and heal our bodies and our minds. Through mindful sitting, walking, eating, and living, we will develop our capacity to more fully and compassionately embrace each moment. Sharing silence, we assist each other in letting go of worries and preoccupations, and opening to the sources of joy that are available to us in each moment.”
Mitchell Ratner, Ph.D. has been a lay member of the Tiep Hien Buddhist order since 1993 and in 2001 received the Dharmacharya (Meditation Teacher) transmission from Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. An applied anthropologist and a founder of the Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center, since 1994 he has taught classes and workshops focused on practicable methods of integrating mindfulness meditation with work, meaningful relationships, and the challenges of everyday life.