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Well Being Retreat Center - Event

Therese Fitzgerald Photo
Our Essential Thread
A 4-Night Mindfulness Retreat
with Therese Fitzgerald
August 16, 2023 - August 20, 2022

Join us for an immersive experience along the tranquil Powell River, nestled amidst the idyllic Appalachian Mountains. During our time together, we will delve into a state of profound mindfulness, attuning ourselves to the fundamental "thread" that connects us with our life's true purpose and calling, as eloquently expressed by the esteemed poet William Stafford. Drawing upon the abundant beauty of summer, as well as the profound wisdom of Buddhist teachings on bodhicitta, we will be nourished and inspired by a variety of sources, both internal and external. With the support of our fellow practitioners, the nourishing power of silence and solitude, and the invitation to open ourselves to new insights, this retreat promises to be a transformative journey of self-discovery and renewal.



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, August 16, 2023, and the program will end by 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2023. 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 August 16, 2023 - August 20, 2023 Retreat
with Therese Fitzgerald 

Photo of Top of Hill at Well Being Retreat Center in Tazewell, TN

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.

Well Being Retreat Center's Policies for Accommodations are here.

Well Being's current COVID-19 Policies are shown here.

If you have any questions about the program content or structure, please contact Therese at

If you have any questions about lodging or Well Being Retreat Center facilities, please contact Patty at 858-682-6884 or

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

After you have "Previewed" your Registration form, scroll again to bottom of page to "Submit" your registration.

NOTE: If you are already registered for this event which was originally scheduled for April, your Accommodations will automatically roll forward to the new August 10-14 dates. If you can't attend the August event, please email and a full refund will be issued.

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