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Memorial Day - Weekend Retreat


Going Within

May 22 - 24 - Annual Meditation & Mindfulness Retreat with Shane Wilson and The Meditation Learning Center

Payson Arizona

In the situation that we are unable to run this retreat, you will receive a full refund.


May 2020 - 4 Day - A 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 seven years. Join us this Labor Day weekend.


Contact: for a full retreat schedule

This retreat will focus on concentration and awareness and how it relates 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. As we practice the art of meditation, and as we non-judgmentally view and understand the hindrances that stand in the way of resting in the still presence and joy, allowing insight and clarity to shine through.


A silent retreat which includes sitting and walking meditation practices, personal one on one interviews, opportunities for questions, and dharma talks. Shane Wilson is an ordained Buddhist minister, a former Theravada monk. He operates the meditation learning center in Mesa Arizona. He has been teaching and leading retreats and workshops for over 15 years. He has been trained from both 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 22, followed by the formal opening at 8:00 PM. The retreat will end after lunch on Monday, May 25. All meals (vegetarian) will be provided. Single and double rooms are available. If you would like to see a retreat schedule





The accommodations are very comfortable and quiet. 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.



All fees cover the operating costs of the retreat and meals only, the fees paid here go directly to the retreat center. Free-will donations in support of the teacher are requested.



You must register by May 20th This is important for facility preparation and meal planning.





REFUNDS: Cancelations can receive a full refund up to 36 hours prior to the start of the retreat. After 36 hours ( May 20th, 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.



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