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mindfulness asia

changing the world, one breath at a time

mindfulness asia

changing the world, one breath at a time


7 Day Silent Meditation Nature Retreat
March 24-30, 2023
Kiao Beach, Napsan, Palawan, Philippines
Mindfulness & Meditation Guidance
Dharma Teachings
Mindful Movement
Mindfulness in Daily Life Activities
  • Orientation IP Community Center
  • Basket Weaving
  • Silent Jungle Walk ​
  • Bonfire Meditation
  • Nature Gazing

Retreat to be held on the land!

Open to: Everyone

*This is a pre-approved MMTCP retreat


Awaken to your true nature with the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. This is an integral practice taught by the Buddha and part of the Theravāda lineage. The essence of this practice is timeless and has been practiced for thousands of years in many parts of the world.

This retreat is centered around cultivating a grounded, embodied practice that lends towards concentration, direct experience of the body, feeling tones, mind states, and the Dhamma. A deeper connection with your inner world is directly experienced and can deepen your relationship with pristine nature around you . The vibrant surroundings and culture of Palawan island will hold this retreat in a beautiful way.

This retreat will include heart practices and connect with the elements to support and nourish your healing .

Practice periods will include silent and guided sitting, walking meditation, and Dhamma talks. Mindful activities, facilitated by the tribal village members, will allow you to learn their ways and dwell in the joy of being with the natural world.

This retreat is silent except for teacher-led Q&A, small groups, or other practice meetings.


Imee Contreras


Imee Contreras is the founder of Mindfulness Asia.  She is a co-founder and guiding teacher of Philippine Insight Meditation Community and Katahimikan; National Day of Mindfulness.


She is deeply honored to have ThanissaroBhikkhu, Tara Brach Ph.D., and Carol Cano M.A. as her direct mentors on the spiritual path.  Her formal training includes Spirit Rock Meditation Center's Community Dharma Leadership program, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center's Training in Mindfulness Facilitation, and Stanford University's Compassion Cultivation Training.

About the Teacher

She is a mentor for Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach's Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program and the Power of Awareness course.  She is a Cross-Cultural Mindfulness teacher and Board Member of Braided Wisdom.  She is an affiliate teacher and mentor at UCLA and a visiting teacher at East Bay Meditation Center.

Information Packet PDF

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