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with Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D.

 In this interactive workshop-retreat, we will explore how to traverse the terrain of difficult emotions through mindfulness, presence, and compassion.

Popular mindfulness instructor Susan Carol Stone will assist you in establishing a personal mindfulness program, that will help you relax into the present moment and relate to difficult emotions from a new perspective. You’ll understand why it is essential to approach challenging emotions with compassion.

This program is suitable for novice and experienced practitioners. These practices are a powerful complement to therapy work.

Silence outside of class sessions is encouraged.


Susan’s course was one of the best gifts I’ve given to myself. What could be more important than learning to embrace the moment and ultimately, the beauty of living?—Carrington Menzel

Official times for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm 

About the Presenter

Mindfulness Stress Reduction

Susan Carol Stone has practiced mindfulness for thirty years. She teaches Mindfulness based Stress reduction (MBSR) at the University of Virginia and co-leads the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville. A graduate of the Community Dharma Leader Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center (CA), she has taught mindfulness in a variety of settings including at men’s and women’s prisons and a middle school in Charlottesville. She has led mindfulness retreats in a multi-state area.
Susan has lived in Zen and Theravadan Buddhist monasteries and is ordained as a Zen lay priest. She is also a Reiki master who has worked with AIDS patients.
She is the author of four books, including At the Eleventh Hour, which explores mindfulness and caregiving. She is currently writing a historical fiction trilogy that is sent in the time of the Buddha. The first volume (The Kosambi Intrigue) and second (The Jealous Heart) are available on Amazon.