ONLINE • Mindfulness Meditation Weekend Intensive

Janet Solyntjes and Jim Colosi

June 26–28, 2020

  • $200.00 – Standard Tuition
  • $120.00 – "Hard Times" Tuition

All of us have an innate capacity to experience well being, strength, and confidence, even in the face of stress, pain, or illness. In order to enhance that capacity, we introduce the power of mindfulness: the practice of meeting each moment with an open heart and mind. This weekend retreat is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teachings developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Your retreat will include mindfulness meditation practice and instructions, talks by senior teachers, movement exercises, and contemplative practices.


Attend for the Weekend or the Full 5-Day Retreat

To register for the weekend, click the “register now” button above. For the full 5-day retreat, click here.


Weekend Retreat Schedule

(All times below are given in Mountain Time.)

Friday, June 26

6:30 – 7:30 pm:  Welcome, introductions, guidelines

Saturday, June 27 – Sunday, June 28

8:00 – 8:30 am: Silent sitting or guided body awareness practice (optional)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm: Guided practice instruction, silent practice, and question period
2:30 – 5:30 pm: Silent meditation practice, silent tea, guided body awareness practice
6:30 –7:30 pm: Silent meditation practice and dharma talk



Janet Solyntjes

Janet Solyntjes, MA, is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and has been leading silent meditation retreats in the U.S. and internationally for over 25 years. She provides online study groups and individual mentoring to mindfulness teachers-in-training and has been on the faculty of Naropa University, the Center for Mindfulness, and the Engaged Mindfulness Institute. …read more


Jim Colosi

Jim Colosi is a Certified Teacher in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program and has taught meditation for over 30 years in the Shambhala tradition. He was the Director of the Prison Meditation Program, North Central Correctional Institution, Gardner, MA, from 1995-2000. Prior to becoming an adjunct teacher at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts in 2006, Jim had a 25-year career in strategic marketing and communications, with Hewlett-Packard Company and other high-technology companies.

Program Details

This online home retreat will be held via Zoom. After registration, you will receive an email with simple instructions for downloading and using Zoom on your computer, laptop, or other device. At least 24 hours before the start time, a link to join will be sent to you via email.