• $304.00 – Residential Stay
    plus dana (offered at the end of the retreat) to the teacher and to Heartwood. You can read more about the practice of dana here.

Date & Time Details: Opening Day: check in is between 2-5pm, with orientation at 5:30pm and supper at 6pm. Closing Day: ends at 11am.

Location: Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center

Address: 159 Osceola Rd, Hendersonville, NC

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A Journey to Peace through Meditation and Mandala

with Cynthia Calhoun

April 10 - 12, 2020

You live in a world with lots of distractions, stress and anxiety. There is a way to find the calm in the chaos. Knowing how to “fill your cup” through the creative process and meditation can really help you cultivate a sense of peace. During this retreat, while practicing noble silence, you’ll learn about meditation through creating mandalas, guided meditation, silent meditation, and more. You’ll spend time crafting different types of mandalas: with objects, markers, pencils, and in other ways. Learn some lessons that the creative process and mandalas teach and walk away with the tools to find your peace in a distracted world.


Cynthia Calhoun
Cynthia is a spiritual blogger, author, artist, and a McLean Meditation Institute Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher. Cynthia first encountered meditation in 2002 and started her practice regularly in 2008 as part of her spiritual journey. She also discovered that meditation really helped to alleviate the stress and anxiety she felt while living the challenges of modern life, allowing her to experience peace in the midst of it all. When the people around her started noticing how calm she remained in stressful situations, they started asking about her “secret.” It was then that she knew she needed to share her…
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