Start the New Year off with serenity and clarity of purpose. Join John Bruna and Laura Bartels at the  Mercy Center in Auburn, California for their annual New Year meditation retreat. This silent retreat is focused on establishing and cultivating the foundational meditation practice of shamatha (calm abiding) meditation.

Shamatha is a universal practice that can be applied to any spiritual or religious practice and it enhances any other meditation practice by establishing mental and emotional balance. This retreat is beginner-friendly and also deepens the practice for seasoned meditators. Our focus will be on developing the foundational methods and practices to sustain a meditation practice that is right for you. The days will include multiple short meditation sessions, quiet reflection time, guidance, and
discussion in the group teachings.

Register directly with the Mercy Center. Here is a direct link – Mercy Center Retreats.