Led by Fran Berry.

This Beginner’s Mind Retreat consists of alternate periods of sitting meditation and workshops. These workshops lie at the center of this retreat. The sitting periods allow us to settle and still our minds to absorb the lessons learned. The workshops include the art of sitting, the art of seeing, the art of listening, the art of questioning, and the art of sharing. The art of listening, for example, trains us for the practice of deep listening, an opening of ourselves for others. The art of questioning is a practice of deeply exploring within ourselves the question of who we are. Vegetarian meals will be provided.

Retreat Dates: Friday October 14 (6:30pm EST) – Sunday October 16 (3pm EST)

Registration Deadline: Friday October 7

In-person donation: $95 (Discounted Supporter) or $150 (Regular) or $240 (Sustainer)
Online donation: $95

Please download the retreat schedule here.

Tallahassee Chan Center
1310 North Paul Russell Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

The Tallahassee Chan Center has a limited number of beds reserved for retreatants in gender-separated housing. Please make a note in your application if you wish to stay on site. We also have camping grounds for those who wish to stay on the 5-acre lot. If you wish to stay at the center before and/or after the retreat, please email us to make arrangements.

COVID-19 Protocol: All in-person retreatants and volunteers will be mandated to be fully immunized for COVID-19 prior to acceptance and be required to sign a waiver beforehand.

Please review our in-person retreat etiquette here.

The online retreat will be done at the applicants own pace. We suggest that you follow a light schedule as the Zoom link will be minimally monitored. There are currently no plans for interview opportunity for online retreatants at this time, but we are monitoring the COVID situation and the number of in-person retreat applicants.

We recommend that you choose a schedule to participate in. Here is an example of three types of practice schedules:

Please review our online retreat etiquette here.

The registration for this retreat is now closed.