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Labor Day - Weekend Silent Meditation

Retreat - Going Within

September 3 - September 6  Annual Meditation & Mindfulness Retreat

Labor Day - Weekend - Payson Arizona 


September 3-6 2021 - 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 trade mark of these retreats.  A weekend of silence and peace has served many over the past years. Join us this Labor day weekend.

This retreat will focus on concentration 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 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 or meditation practice and over all happiness in life, stillness, joy, and clarity begins to shine through.

A silent retreat that will include sitting and walking meditation practices, interviews, periods for questions and answers, as well as dharma talks. Shane Wilson is an ordained Buddhist minister, formerly a Theravada Buddhist monk. He has been teaching, leading retreats and workshops for over 17 years. He practiced and learned meditation with teachers around the world and from a variety of buddhist 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 7:00 PM, Friday, September 3, followed by the formal opening at 8:00 PM. The retreat will end after lunch on Monday, September 7. All meals (vegetarian) will be provided. Single and double rooms are available.

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 cover the operating costs of the retreat and meals. Free-will donations in support of the teacher are requested. 

Contact: for a full retreat schedule 

You must register by September 1st, 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 ( August 28th, 7:00 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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