Cultivating Kindness and Compassion Daylong Retreat

SEATTLE | Saturday, April 27th | 9:30am-4pm

Through this daylong format, participants will explore:

  • Basic practices of kindness and compassion
  • The relationship of these practices and mindfulness practice
  • A softer approach to our own experience that promotes ease
  • An opportunity to befriend even our most difficult experiences
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Sit, Walk, Write: Nature and the Practice of Presence
Where: North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
When: Friday through Sunday, Sept. 28-30

This fall, enjoy a weekend of refuge deep in the North Cascades, with CMI teacher and author Kurt Hoelting, and poet Holly Hughes. Starting each day with sitting meditation, we’ll share poems and nature essays by well-known poets and writers, then explore transforming our own thoughts into inspired words. Outdoors, we’ll enjoy walking meditation, hiking and observations with Institute naturalists to deepen our connection with the natural world. In between, we’ll practice Qigong movement and yoga postures.


Inside Passages July Retreat in Alaska
Led by Kurt Hoelting & Gordon Peerman
Where: Keene Channel Lodge, south of Petersburg
When: July 18 – 24, 2018

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This five-day, six-night retreat will be based entirely out of Keene Channel Lodge, south of Petersburg, on the Inside Passage of Southeast Alaska. It includes daily mindfulness kayak paddles in the vicinity of the lodge. This retreat does not require previous kayaking experience. And does not include camping.


Inside Passages Alaska 2018
Mindfulness as Survival Equipment with Kurt Hoelting & Susan Curtis, MD
Where: Southeast Alaska
When: August 5-12, 2018
“Mindfulness as Survival Equipment” is an apt metaphor for this journey of the heart. During this weeklong retreat we will be exploring the Inside Passage of Southeast Alaska by kayak, while simultaneously opening to the inner habitat of mind and spirit that often gets lost in the busyness of our everyday lives.