2-7 JAN

Intention Setting & Loving Kindness Retreat to Welcome the New Year


Welcome the New Year with an Open Heart.

LIVE JAN 2-7. This retreat will support our capacity to live fully in the present and meet life with an open heart. We will explore and set our intentions (whatever they are) to guide us in living with greater wisdom and compassion.

It will include guided meditation and talks on loving-kindness and mindfulness as one unified practice. There will be a time for silent and guided meditations, and small and large group discussions. These teachings and practices will emphasize quieting the mind, opening the heart, developing clarity, and fostering the depth of practice.


How can this retreat support you?


Deepen your daily meditation practice and begin each morning with a rich mindfulness exploration.

Share in discussions and thought-provoking conversation with a group of like-minded people.

Create heart centred intentions for life that is living through you.

Open to a New Year and new beginnings with loving kindness, in a safe and carefully facilitated space.

Integrate mindfulness practices and teachings into your every-day-life.


The Daily Schedule

2- 7 Jan 2021

We will meet each morning 9-11am NZST (or 7-9am for our friends in Sydney & Melbourne) for LIVE Zoom gathering.

If you are new to Zoom we will explain how to access the daily teachings and set up your account once you have registered.

Our 2 hour daily sessions will include teachings, mindfulness practices and group sharing.


How much does it cost?

We understand that everyone’s financial resources are different in these times of uncertainty, this retreat is offered freely and there will be two ways to express your generosity at the end if you feel called. By donating to the teaching team and, or, Mana Retreat Centre.

More information about how to offer a Koha or Donation for this experience will be shared with you on the last day of the retreat.


How long can I access the retreat resources?

During the retreat, we will record each session so you will have ongoing access to the conversations and mindfulness resources that are shared, any time you like.


What do others who have experienced these Online Mindfulness Retreats with Bob & Jan have to say?

“Perhaps paradoxically, and somewhat unexpectedly, it was a very intimate process. It somehow felt both intense and spacious. I really loved starting my day in community and in practice. I found it set me up to let daily life be my practice in a very real way.”

~ Linda Surplice



Bob Stahl
Bob Stahl, PhD, has founded eight Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs in medical centers in the SF Bay Area and is currently offering programs at Dominican Hospital, El Camino Hospitals in Los Gatos and Mt. View, and Good Samaritan Hospital. He serves as a Senior Teacher for Brown University Mindfulness Center and formerly at the Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Bob teaches MBSR Teacher Trainings and Insight Mindfulness Meditation retreats worldwide and is the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz and a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Society. He is coauthor of 5 books: A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction workbook (1 st & 2 nd editions), Living With Your Heart Wide Open, Calming the Rush of Panic, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, and MBSR Everyday.
Insight Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
Jan Landry
Jan Landry, BSN MA, has worked in the field of hospice care both as a nurse and as a chaplain, for over 30 years. Her work in the field of death and dying, serves as an ongoing reminder of how precious each and every moment of life is, and informs her meditation practice which has developed and deepened over many years. She is a yoga practitioner, a student of the Ridhwan School and of life.  As a teacher of mindfulness meditation, she hopes to support others in cultivating a practice of mindfulness that fosters awareness and deep listening to the inner wisdom of one’s own heart.

Get Started

This is a LIVE Retreat. When you register today you will gain access a welcoming mindfulness practice and the links you need to join us LIVE on Zoom each day from 1-7 JAN 2021.
During the retreat, we will record each session so you will have ongoing access to the conversations and mindfulness resources that are shared, any time you like.
At the end of your retreat you will be invited to off a Dana or Koha (nominal donation) for your experience.
Register NOW to reserve your place for this week of mindful reconciliation.
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