Retreats & Days of Mindfulness

Well-Being Retreat Center. Photo generosity of Don Oakley & Patty Bottari.

Retreats & Days of Mindfulness  are suspended until  it is safe to resume.

 Upcoming Retreats & Days of Mindfulness
                  Date & Time                                                 

   An Afternoon of Mindfulness 
 Rescheduled - TBA
 A Day of Loving-Kindness and Gratitude Rescheduled - TBA
 Retreat: Opening the Heart Through Loving Kindness April 2-4, 2021: Well Being Retreat Center; Tazewell, TN 
Descriptions of Retreats & Days of Mindfulness

An Afternoon of Mindfulness
Will be Rescheduled - Date TBA

1:00-5:00 pm

Meaningful Life Center

116 Carr Street

No Charge to attend; donations to the Meaningful Life Center gratefully accepted

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. Comfortable chairs are provided.  If you prefer to sit on the floor for meditation, please bring your own zafus (cushions) and blankets.

Tips: Eating only a light lunch will help you stay alert during the periods of sitting meditation. Bring a blanket or extra layer of clothing for comfort.

To register, use this link: Meaningful Life Center 

There is no charge to attend, but there will be an opportunity to make a donation to the Center.

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

A Day of Loving-Kindness and Gratitude
Date TBA

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Church of the Savior

934 N. Weisgarber Road, 37909

No Charge to Attend

Join us as we share the joy of practicing in community, offering one another the gifts of silence, mindfulness, lovingkindness, 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.

Please bring a sack lunch. Comfortable chairs are provided. If you prefer to sit on the floor for meditation, please bring your own zafus (cushions) and blankets. 

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 4 - Sunday April 6, 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