March 27, 2021
Set Mindful Intentions for 2022 Retreat
Sun, Jan 9th from 9 am – 5 pm (PST)
Set Mindful Intentions is our traditional day-long Mindfulness Retreat. We begin each year with clear intentions, goals, and aspirations. At this retreat, we glance over the past year and reflect on the year to come. We refresh our vision for health and well-being, for what’s important to accomplish. Perhaps, we aim for doing less. Most importantly, we work to refine and optimize the software of our human being. The template of life we have been living.
We set Mindful Intentions with a present mind and create action plans with clarity. At this day-long Mindfulness Retreat for setting great intentions, everything is taken care of for you to practice in a peaceful environment away from the grudge of your daily life. There will be a home-cooked vegetarian soup, tea, drinking water, and other snacks. The agenda is a Mindfulness talk/ discussion, Mindful eating and engaging in yogi jobs, light Mindful stretching, walking meditation, lying meditation, sitting meditation, and more. It’s held at a peaceful and beautiful private home in a relaxing and spacious environment. Join us to set a Mindful and present tone for the year to come.
Although we will be looking at the past and the future, at this Mindfulness Retreat, we practice knowing that,
It is all right here, right now.
Only if I could be with whatever is present with me,
Only if I could sit and not resist,
Only if I would not take anything personally,
Only if I could resort to my own inner joy,
Only if I knew how nothing is for sure,
Only if I were here now,
Perfectly Here, with no clinging or conflict.
Peacefully here now…..(a poem by Manijeh Motaghy)
Instructor: Dr. Manijeh Motaghy is the guiding teacher at Perfectly Here. She has 15+ years of practice and training in Mindfulness and Buddhist teachings in the Theravada Thai Forest under The disciples of Ajahn Cha. With a Doctorate in Psychology of Management Consulting and an Inner MBA from NYU, she has created and developed countless Mindfulness programs. She is the founder of California Mindfulness Institute, with a university model, under construction. She has been teaching the UCLA signature Mindfulness courses, MAPS I & IIs, since 2014. With a compassionate heart, she leads Perfectly Here for the good of humanity.
“In her presence, one is inspired.” Martin Buehler