Friday, March 4th, through Monday, March 7th, 2022
Portland DBT Institute
Cedar Koons, MSW
The Whidbey Institute at Chinook
6449 Old Pietila Road
Clinton, WA 98236
The retreat is designed to provide time for mindful contemplation and practice within a community of DBT practitioners who seek to live fully in the present moment without judgment.
This year’s retreat will be held at the beautiful Whidbey Institute (whidbeyinstitute.org), on Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound – a ferry ride away from Seattle. Located on 100+ acres, the wooded, serene grounds and gourmet organic meals inspire peace, contemplation, and tranquility.
This is a silent retreat, which means that you will be encouraged to eliminate all unnecessary talking, reading, and working on a computer. Together in the meditation room, sitting meditation takes place between the hours of 6am and 9pm, in 25 minute intervals, with 5 minutes of walking after each interval. Rest times include unstructured time after each meal and light community work assignments (e.g., cleaning of common areas). In addition, each day offers a formal mindfulness walk in nature, time for a solitary walk or guided stretching, a talk by Cedar, and opportunities to ask questions either in the community or during private interviews. The retreat is inclusive of many traditions but not affiliated with any one practice, religion, or belief system.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This brief, formal retreat is ideal for individuals who have not previously attended a silent retreat focused on sitting meditation and mindfulness. DBT practitioners of all levels and persons of any religious tradition or no religious affiliation are welcome to attend.
DETAILS AND COST
Registration fee includes all meals, room, board and tuition.
Single Occupancy Room: $675.00
The retreat begins Friday at 3pm and concludes Monday at noon.
All participants must be COVID-19 vaccinated.
Cancellations must be made before November 15th in order to receive a refund.