Memorial Day - Weekend Retreat
Going Within
May 24 - 27 - Annual Meditation & Mindfulness Retreat
Memorial Day - Weekend - Payson Arizona

May 2019 - 4 Day - Silent Mindfulness & Meditation Retreat - Payson Arizona

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience and enjoy the peacefulness of nature as it blends with the stillness of mind that has been a trademark of these retreats. A weekend of silence and peace has served many over the past eight years. Join us this memorial day weekend.
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This retreat will focus on concentration and contemplation and how these states relate to the practice of insight meditation and mindfulness.

"When we embrace and allow all areas of our experience with awareness, painful patterns in body and mind begin to dissolve. Gently, we learn how to accept and let go of judgment and reactivity within ourselves. As we practice the art of meditation, and as we non-judgmentaly view and understand the hindrances that stand in the way of stillness and joy, clarity begins to shine through".

Join us for this silent retreat which will include sitting and walking meditation practices, interviews, periods for questions and answers, and dharma talks. Facilitated by Shane Wilson, who is an ordained Buddhist minister and a former Theravada monk. He has been teaching and leading retreats and workshops for over 18 years. He has practiced with western and Asian teachers from a variety of traditions in the US, China, and Thailand. He is the author of: Meditation, The Great Teacher, the practice of going within, and Minding the Breath, meditation techniques of the anapanasati.

The Retreat will begin with dinner at 6:30 PM, Friday, May 24, followed by the formal opening at 8:00 PM. The retreat will end after lunch on Monday, May 27. All meals (vegetarian) will be provided. Single and double rooms are available. If you would like to see a retreat schedule Email:

The accommodations are very comfortable and quite. The retreat will be held in silence to facilitate the practice of going within. There are hiking trails and open woods in the area to enjoy.

Fees start at $275 for all four days and cover the operating costs of the retreat and meals. Free-will donations in support of the teacher are requested.

You must register by May 22th This is important for facility preparation and meal planning.

REFUNDS: Cancellations can receive a full refund up to 36 hours prior to the start of the retreat. After 36 hours ( May 23th, 6:30 am) we can not offer a refund due to the retreat costs incurred by the Merritt Center in the registration procedure. Please keep this in mind.