About the Event
On behalf of Dr. Sherman –
I hope that this finds you well and that you are finding time to practice mindfulness and meditation in your personal and professional lives.
As you may be aware I am offering a 7 day mindfulness meditation retreat for health care professionals October 13-20, 2018 at Hui Ho’olana (http://huiho.org/wp/) retreat centre in Molokai, Hawaii. This retreat is a unique opportunity to slow down and to delve into an immersive practice of mindfulness, including sitting and walking meditation practice, some small group work and important rest times during each day, to spend time on the beach, walk in the forests of the property, explore Molokai, or whatever else might allow you to integrate these mindfulness skills into your life. Visiting Molokai is like stepping back in time and the islanders honour traditional Hawaiian values and hospitality.
Unfortunately we have had several unforeseen cancellations from this retreat due to personal circumstances and we now have 10 spots that need to be filled in order for the retreat to proceed. As I know that many of you have mentioned interest in this program, I would ask that you please let me know at your earliest convenience if you will be registering. I will need to make a decision for this retreat by June 21st as to whether it will go ahead.
After just finishing facilitating a 5 day retreat at Hollyhock with a group of physicians, I am reminded of how precious retreat can be in learning skills to be more wakeful and compassionate in our personal and professional lives. The intimate nature of retreat allows a sense of community and empowerment to grow in the space where disillusionment and fatigue once flourished.
Taking a week away from your commitments and schedules can seem daunting at times, and yet often this is exactly what is necessary to gain perspective and inspiration. If you know of any health professionals who may be interested in exploring a meditation retreat focused on self care please share this freely. I have reduced the original cost of the retreat to $2595 (accommodation and three meals per day included) in order to encourage registration. Many registrants are travelling to Molokai with their families and we will have daily break times in order to interact with your loved ones offsite if you choose.
Thank you for your assistance and support and I wish you continued practice and development. Thank you for letting me know ASAP if you plan on registering for this retreat and for spreading the word.
with joined palms and gratitude,