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"For me, travel has become a mindfulness practice like no other — a sensory immersion of the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of a world far beyond the confines of my own mini microcosm. Away from the frenetic pace of daily life, we can access parts of ourselves that have been repressed or denied for weeks, months or even years." - Lena

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Healing Through Silence + Ceremony

A Buddhist Meditation Retreat + Japanese Tea Ceremony

Saturday, April 27th
10 am - 4 pm
at Santosha Studio

$300 each (only 15 spots available)
Catered, organic lunch INCLUDED!

Join Lena Franklin, mindfulness-based psychotherapist and international spiritual teacher and Christine Provine, Japanese tea ceremonialist and yoga teacher for a day of sacred silence through meditation. During this daylong silent retreat you'll learn the art of Vipassana ("Insight") meditation to expand self-awareness of the mind, body and soul. Through the light of mindful awareness, you'll begin to excavate the true nature of your existence ~ how your thoughts have truly created much of your perceived reality. Lena will skillfully teach you this ancient Buddhist practice to train the mind and awaken the soul to your true Buddha nature of peace within. 

Christine will take you through the art of Japanese Tea Ceremony, a transformative experience of form, harmony and essence. It is Sacred practice that has been cultivated since the 12th Century and invites those in ceremony to become one with the rhythm and beauty of nature. This art form is a meditation practiced with gentle intentional movement, sense perception, and deep awareness.

Retreating from the frenetic pace of modern life, this immersion experience will unveil how one embraces mindfulness as a path to liberation from suffering. Come, journey inward and learn the Dharmic Path alongside other conscious beings on April 27th!

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Sri Lanka Wellness Retreat


thrive: The art of mindful healing

October 18-27, 2019 

Join Lena Franklin + Pravassa founder Linden Schaffer on this 9-night/10-day wellness vacation that will journey you back to balance through the art of mindfulness, energy work and holistic healing practices. You’ll experience intimate locally run boutique properties with the comforts of luxurious travel and curated meals at locally run properties to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the land + culture. Put self-care at the forefront of your journey with this unique mindful experience. Immerse yourself in the zen serenity of Sri Lanka as we explore Buddhist traditions and Ayurvedic practices. We’ll tap into the innate capacity of our mind, body and spirit to heal from the inside out. To THRIVE is our birthright and this mindfulness vacation will awaken your boundless capacity to live a life of health and happiness.

There are limited spots available. Join us, embody the mindful healer in you! This wellness vacation WILL SELL OUT.

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Jamaica Retreat

The Power of Presence

October 10-13, 2019
at the Jamaica Inn

Join me at the world-renowned Jamaica Inn for this 3-day mindfulness retreat immersion that will ignite a powerful presence from within. Today, busyness is our modern day epidemic, creating chronic stress. This stress is the catalyst for many physical and psychological illnesses. But through the power of our mind, we ALL possess the capacity to heal our mind, body and spirit from within. Lena will teach you ancient Eastern practices that are easily implemented into daily life to expand your health and happiness. As you journey inward, your personal mindfulness practice will be supported by the pristine paradise of Jamaica Inn. The sea, sun and sand will also be your teachers of sacred presence! Indeed, to journey inward is our highest calling and presence is the greatest gift we can give ourselves and the world.

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Register directly with Jamaica Inn
(855) 441-2044 (US & Canada toll-free)