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      Mindfulness Meditation & Prayer in Recovery in Santa Barbara

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      November 15, 2019

      Friday   3:30 PM

      505 East Los Olivos Street
      Santa Barbara, California

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      Mindfulness Meditation & Prayer in Recovery

      In this Weekend retreat for people in recovery, which includes AA, NA, Al-Anon, ACA, and their friends, we will investigate mindfulness meditation and contemplative prayer. Coming from many perspectives, we will talk about surrender, love, and compassion. Together we will strengthen our meditation and prayer foundations and find refuge in our spiritual practice so we can live a healthy, connected, and inspired life. Meditation allows anyone who practices it, to tap into an experience of openness and expansiveness. That broader frame of reference and heightened consciousness enables us to engage more deliberately, be more present, be driven less by negative self-talk and unexamined emotion, respond less reactively and take greater control of our actions, emotions, connections, and environment. The retreat will include silent meditation sits, guided meditations, walking meditations, individual coaching, dharma talks, Q&A, and group discussions. Anahita Holden will be guiding us in mindful movement (gentle yoga) on Saturday. In order to nurture a sense of stillness and deep listening, silence will be maintained throughout the retreat. Held at the beautiful Mount Calvary Monastery Guest House, set in the hills of Santa Barbara, the grounds offer a large terrace overlooking Mission Canyon and landscaped grounds including a labyrinth. The accommodation is mostly in double rooms with shared baths for a maximum of 24 guests.   Check-in between 3:30 – 5:30 PM on Friday followed by and a light supper. Retreat ends after lunch on Sunday after lunch. No late arrivals or early departures. Rooms & Meals: Towels and bed linens are provided. Tasty and nutritious meals are served at breakfast, lunch, and supper with a vegetarian option at each meal. Special dietary needs cannot be accommodated.  COST:  Payment for Tuition and Accommodation are both required. Tuition: $110.00 - To pay for the teachers and staff. Accommodation is required in addition to tuition. Dana will not be requested for this retreat.Accommodation:   Includes meals, linen, and accommodations. Single Room with shared bath: $420.00 Double Room with shared bath: $350.00 Cancellation Policy:On or before November 15th we will refund your deposit less a $150.00 fee. November 14th or later: No Refunds or Credit. Fees are not transferable but, if we can find someone to take your space we will refund all except the cancellation fee of $150.00. CE Credits: 8 CE’s are provided for this retreat for psychologists, registered nurses, LCSW, LPCC, LEP, MFT, and LMFT.  Processing Fee is $60.  Credit is awarded for instructional time only and does not include extended silent sitting or walking meditation, meals, yoga, breaks, or work periods.  Scholarships: MHP was awarded a Grant to fund programs, events, and scholarships to actively reach out to the local community to provide emotional and spiritual care, which included alleviating suffering and supporting the grieving process in the aftermath of the January 2018 disaster. Almost two years later, if you are still recovering from their emotional wounds and dealing with mental health issues, needing on-going support. If you were displaced, your place of spiritual growth was displaced (La Casa de Maria), or the effects of the disaster are ongoing, you may qualify for a $200 scholarship this program. MHP helps in healing trauma, developing self-care skills and building resilient communities that are emotionally prepared to face possible future emergencies. Please register for Scholarship Registration ONLY. The Application can be found at:

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