A retreat is a wonderful experience that deepens connection with ourselves, our understanding of mindfulness, our commitment to practice, and can be healing and transformational. We practice sustaining mindful awareness by alternating between sitting meditation, walking meditation (optional yoga), and eating mindfully, all in Noble Silence. By cultivating our ability to mindfully connect with our authentic experience, we learn to stay on our own side and train our mind to be our stable ally instead of our tormentor. The more we can connect with our inner stability, kind hearts and the wisdom of our true nature, the more everyone benefits. These retreats are appropriate for all levels of experience with mindfulness.
Online Daylong Women’s Retreat
COVID-19 safety protocols have required recent retreats to be held online over Zoom. You receive downloadable preparation guidelines, and a detailed schedule to guide you through the retreat. Meditation instructions and Dharma talks offer support for our understanding and practice.
In Person Annual 3-day Women’s Retreat
Held at the beautiful Holy Wisdom Monastery in Middleton, Wisconsin, this retreat is primarily non-residential, with a limited number of residential rooms, available on a first-come basis. Daily meditation instructions, small group check-ins, and evening dharma talks provide guidance and support for our practice. Attendance over Zoom is optional when unable to attend in person.
Like Brené Brown, Mare Chapman offers inspiring insights on freeing the real ‘you’ who lives deep inside. Her wise words and exercises will give you the strength and courage to become your authentic self, no matter what life has thrown at you. Brilliant!
This book is like having a mindfulness teacher at your side. It is informative and insightful—chock-full of techniques, meditations, and reflections that guide you to the self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-confidence needed to be your authentic self. These are essential tools for all women.
Good medicine for tending the heart and uplifting the spirit.
With kind expertise, Mare Chapman teaches mindfulness with an eye toward gender equity, guiding the reader toward more ease, empowerment and freedom. This special book is so needed for women, especially at this time!
Unshakeable Confidence illuminates the cultural conditioning that adversely affects nearly all women—in body, mind, and spirit. Its reframing of codependence, learned helplessness, and relationship addiction as “othering” is groundbreaking. And, most importantly, it gives all of us precise instructions for how to come back home to our essential, healthy, confident selves. Every woman needs to know and practice what’s in these pages.