Retreats & Days of Mindfulness

Well Being Retreat Center
Thanks to Don Oakley & Patty Bottari for generously sharing photo

Days of Mindfulness are currently on Zoom.
​The April retreat is scheduled for the Well Being Center

  Upcoming Retreats & Days of Mindfulness
                             Date & Time                                                                

   A Day of Loving-Kindness and Gratitude 
Sunday November 22; 10 am-4 pm on Zoom
A Day of MindfulnessSunday December 13; 10 am-4 pm on Zoom
 Retreat: Opening the Heart Through Loving -Kindness -Kindness April 2-4, 2021: Well Being Retreat Center; Tazewell, TN 
Descriptions of Retreats & Days of Mindfulness

A Day of Loving-Kindness

and Gratitude
Sunday November 22, 2020

​10:00 am - 4:00 pm

​On Zoom

Join us as we share the joy of practicing in our virtual community, offering one another the gifts of silence, mindfulness, loving-kindness, and compassion.  Activities include sitting and walking meditation and a Dharma talk,  focused  on healing and transformation with specific practices for establishing a mind that is loving, open, and grateful

The teachings are offered freely. Dana will be gratefully accepted.

For any questions about this activity, use this link to contact John

A Day of Mindfulness
Sunday December 13, 2020

​9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meaningful Life Center

116 Carr Street; 37919

Please join us as we step out of the busyness of our lives to refresh and renew ourselves. Our activities will include guided meditation, silent meditation, walking meditation and a Dharma talk. Meditation experience is not required. 

The teachings are offered freely. Dana will be gratefully accepted.

For any questions about this activity, use this link to contact John 

Retreat: Opening the Heart 

Through Loving-Kindness
Friday April 2- Sunday April 4, 2021

Well Being Retreat Center

557 Narrows Rd.; Tazewell, TN  37879

What would it feel like to be spontaneously open, loving, generous, and fearless? Buddhism teaches that these are the natural qualities of the heart that emerge from the cultivation of loving-kindness and compassion. With the support of beautiful surroundings, good companions, and profound teachings from the Theravada and Tibetan traditions, we will cultivate these ancient practices of healing and protection. The retreat will be conducted in Noble Silence with periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation, solitary practice, Dharma talks, and time for Q and A.

Check-in will begin at 4:00 on Friday. The retreat itself will begin after supper on Friday and will end with lunch on Sunday.

To register, please go to: Well Being Retreat Center.     


If you have any questions about lodging or Well Being Retreat Center facilities, please contact Patty:  423-626-9000 or 

For any questions about the retreat content or structure, please use this link to contact  John.