Well Being Retreat Center - Event

Our Essential Thread

A 4-Night Mindfulness Retreat

with Therese Fitzgerald

April 14 - 20, 2021

Our days together along the Powell River in the Appalachian Mountains will be a time to dwell in deep awareness of what connects us with our essential “thread,” as poet William Stafford describes our life’s purpose, our calling. Supported by the conditions of early spring beauty, Buddhist teachings of bodhicitta (mind of awakening) and other sources of inspiration, co-practitioners, silence, and solitude, we will have a great opportunity to reinvigorate ourselves and invite insights.

NOTE:  This event was postponed from April 2020. If you were registered for the April 2020 event, you have a choice: receive a full refund or roll your reservation forward to this April 2021 retreat.



The daily program will include sitting and walking meditation, mindful meals, Dharma discussion, mindful movement, and personal interviews with the teacher.

The retreat will be mostly in silence and is recommended for both beginning and experienced meditators who feel drawn to mindful living, contemplation, and inner work.

Check in will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, and the program will end by 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 18, 2021. Meals will be vegetarian (including organic eggs and some organic dairy) and are generally gluten-free. Meals include Wednesday supper through Sunday lunch. Teas, coffee & snacks provided throughout. Cabins (but not Cabinettes) have equipped kitchenettes if you have "special" foods you want to bring.

About Therese Fitzgerald


Therese Fitzgerald trained for eight years at the San Francisco and Tassajara Zen Centers and then with Thich Nhat Hanh for fifteen years. She was ordained as a Dharma teacher by Thich Nhat Hanh in 1994. Therese lives on the island of Maui, where she is a Dharma teacher and a hospice chaplain.

Registration for April 14 - 18, 2021 Therese Fitzgerald Retreat 

Register for this event with Well Being Retreat Center using the online form below.


The accommodation rates do not include dana, donations of generosity, to be given to Therese at the end of the retreat.

Pictures of Cabins and Cabinettes are shown hereAccommodations (lodging, meals and snacks) for this 4-night retreat range from $335 to $650, depending on the lodging selected.

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If you have any questions about the program content or structure, please contact Therese at dharmafriends@aol.com

If you have any questions about lodging or Well Being Retreat Center facilities, please contact Patty at 423-626-9000 or patty@WellBeingCC.org

Please register with Well Being Retreat Center for Accommodations (lodging and meals) using the form below:

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