Weekend Retreats

Weekend Retreat Description:

MOI’s July 2018 Weekend Retreat – Thursday, July 5th through Sunday, July 8th.

MOI hosts quarterly Insight Meditation weekend retreats at the St. Benedict Center, located in Schuyler, NE. Our weekend retreats begin on Thursday at 6:00pm and end on Sunday at 1:00pm. We ask that you arrive between 4:30pm and 6:00pm on Thursday to settle in to your room and prepare for dinner at 6:15pm, followed by practice and a 7:45pm teacher opening talk.

The July 2018 Weekend Retreat is limited to 15 retreatants. Payment secures your spot in the retreat. $100.00 of which is non-refundable. Again, If after making your payment you wish to cancel your participation there is a cancellation fee of $100.00

If payment is made and the retreat is full, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list. If space in the retreat does not open, your payment will be returned.

St. Benedict Center’s physical address is: 1126 Road I, Schuyler; Benedictine Mission House – 1123 Road I.

Driving Instructions:
St. Benedict Center is located about 60 miles from Omaha and /or Lincoln.
* By car from Omaha: Take Hwy 275 West to Fremont and then the Hwy 30 West to the Hwy 15/Schuyler exit. The exit will be on the right. At the stop sign, turn right. This is Hwy 15. Go 3 miles north. There is a sign at the top of the hill to welcome you. Turn right (East) off of Hwy 15. Take the first left and drive around to the parking area.
* By car from Lincoln: Take Hwy 79 North to North Bend, then take the Hwy 30 West to the Hwy 15/Schuyler exit. (Follow directions from previous paragraph). Or you can take Hwy 15 North to Schuyler and then proceed 3 miles north of town on Hwy 15.

Retreatant’s are assigned single dorm-style bedroom. All pillows, bed linens and blankets are provided as well as towels, washcloths, shampoo, and soap. There is an alarm clock in each room.

Note: This is a fragrance free retreat: No cologne or scented deodorant please. Meditation cushions will be on hand but if you have a cushion you are comfortable with, feel free to bring it with you.

The retreat is spent in noble silence with alternate periods of sitting and walking meditation. Three meals are served – breakfast 7:30am, lunch 12:15pm, and dinner 6:15pm. It retreat includes daily insight meditation instruction and opportunities for individual teacher meetings.

    6:00pm Thursday to 1:00pm Sunday | Sustaining: $385; Mid: $315; Base: $245

Weekend Retreat Schedule:

Thursday (Opening Day):

    4:30 pm – Registration
    6:00 pm – Retreat Opens / Orientation
    6:15 pm – Dinner **Silence Begins**
    7:00 pm – Personal Time
    7:45 pm – *Teacher Discourse*
    8:45 pm – Walking meditation
    9:15 pm – Sitting meditation
    10:00 pm – Late tea, further practice or sleep

Friday (Day of Practice):

    6:00 am – Wake up
    6:15 am – Sitting meditation
    7:15 pm – Walking meditation
    — 7:30am – 8:00am – Breakfast —
    8:45 am – *Sitting meditation with instruction*
    9:30 am – Walking meditation
    10:00 am – Sitting meditation
    10:45 am – Walking meditation
    11:15 am – Sitting meditation
    — 12:15pm – 1:00pm – Lunch —
    2:00 pm – Sitting meditation
    3:00 pm – Walking meditation
    3:30 pm – Sitting meditation
    4:30 pm – Walking meditation
    5:00 pm – Sitting meditation
    6:00 pm – Walking meditation
    — 6:15pm – 7:00pm – Dinner —
    7:45 pm – *Teacher Discourse*
    8:45 pm – Walking meditation
    9:15 pm – Sitting meditation
    10:00 pm – Late tea, further practice or sleep

Saturday (Day of Practice):

    6:00 am – Wake up
    6:15 am – Sitting meditation
    7:15 pm – Walking meditation
    — 7:30am – 8:00am – Breakfast —
    8:45 am – *Sitting meditation with instruction*
    9:30 am – Walking meditation
    10:00 am – Sitting meditation
    10:45 am – Walking meditation
    11:15 am – Sitting meditation
    — 12:15pm – 1:00pm – Lunch —
    2:00 pm – Sitting meditation
    3:00 pm – Walking meditation
    3:30 pm – Sitting meditation
    4:30 pm – Walking meditation
    5:00 pm – Sitting meditation
    6:00 pm – Walking meditation
    — 6:15pm – 7:00pm – Dinner —
    7:45 pm – *Teacher Discourse*
    8:45 pm – Walking meditation
    9:15 pm – Sitting meditation
    10:00 pm – Late tea, further practice or sleep

Sunday (Closing Day):

    6:00 am – Wake up
    6:15 am – Sitting meditation
    7:15 pm – Walking meditation
    — 7:30am – 8:00am – Breakfast —
    8:45 am – *Sitting meditation with instruction*
    9:30 am – Room Check Out
    10:00 am – Sitting meditation
    10:45 am – Walking meditation
    11:15 am – Sitting meditation **Silence Ends**
    — 12:15pm – 1:00pm – Lunch —
    1:00 pm – Retreat Ends

 
Meals: A full breakfast buffet is offered. Lunch and dinner is served buffet- style – include a salad bar, an entrée, vegetable and dessert. Although St. Benedict Center does not provide a vegetarian entrée specifically, they do offer a full salad bar with cheeses, beans and peanut butter to provide protein with your meal.

The retreat is funded using a sliding scale payment system. The intent of this approach is to make the retreat accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of their financial situation. A base level payment is required to reserve your seat. At the end of the retreat, you will be invited to make an additional contribution to the teachers and to MOI based on:

  • Your knowledge of the actual costs of offering the retreat (the value).
  • Your sense of the benefits from the retreat to you and your relationships.
  • Your interest in seeing this work made more fully available to benefit the community.

 
You are asked to give from your abundance in a way that honors what you received and honors the truth of your financial situation. The opportunity to make an additional contribution to the teachers and to MOI at the end of your retreat helps support MOI’s mission and the teacher’s efforts to devote time for their own practice, ensuring that their teachings are continuously enriched.

MOI’s deepest aspiration is to share meditation instruction and mindfulness training with all who are interested, regardless of their ability to pay. We count on your generous support to operate our center, to provide affordable rates and to give financial assistance to our retreatants when possible.

Whenever you are inspired to offer a donation, you join a community directly engaged in alleviating suffering and bringing greater wisdom and compassion to the world.

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