• Private Room (Single or Double Bed; Shared Washroom) – CAD $1,934.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,179.00

Date & Time Details:
Registration opens at 3:00 PM on July 15th
Dinner starts at 5:30 PM
Program completes at 2:00 PM on July 24th

Location: Bethlehem Centre

Address: 2371 Arbot Road, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

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Waking Up Here and Now A Ten-Day Mindfulness Retreat

With Robert Beatty and Don McEachern

July 15 - 24, 2024

Love, mindfulness, and self-compassion are yours to bring into being. Come experience healing insights and shed the limiting beliefs and trauma that keep you from awakening–fully alive and loving.

A meditation retreat with Robert can be a transformative experience that positively impacts the rest of your life. Or, you might depart simply feeling happier, grounded, and more content. Robert creates an environment in which people feel safe, validated, and supported. After just a day or two, people experience love, compassion, and safety that allows both beginners and advanced meditators to access deeper dimensions of themselves than ever before. Come explore what mindfulness can reveal – through focused practice with skillful teachers, in the context of a caring community.

There will be Dharma instruction, guided meditations, and individual meetings. In addition to sitting, walking, and movement meditations, you will be invited to use every moment of your days to cultivate a loving and compassionate mindful presence. The retreat will occur in noble silence.

The retreat will take place in the comfortable and beautiful environment of Bethlehem Center. All accommodations are single.

You can find testimonials and more details about Robert’s retreat program at robertbeatty.com/retreats.

Following ancient Buddhist tradition there is no charge for the teachings on the retreat. At the end of the retreat you will have an opportunity to offer Dana to support the teaching.


Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty is a member of the first wave of Theravada Buddhist teachers who brought Mindfulness from Asia in the 1970s. He is the founder and guiding teacher of the Portland Insight Meditation Community. His life is devoted to helping others discover the profound ways Buddhist practices can transform one’s life, reduce suffering and create happiness. Robert founded the Portland Insight Meditation Community where he is the guiding teacher.​ His meditation training began with Goenka in India in 1972. He has studied with many teachers in Burma, India and the US. Robert was empowered to teach the Dharma by Ruth Denison…
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Don McEachern
Don first met Robert on retreat in 1997.  Since then, he has attended numerous month-long retreats with Leigh Brasington and has assisted Robert with all his retreats in Canada for more than twenty years. Don lives a quiet life on Quadra Island where his love of dogs, forest and boats have flourished.  Don is a quiet man in whom the Dharma has blossomed.  He brings his kind heart and lifetime of wisdom to all who attend retreats with him.
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