On Campus Program

Deepening Presence Through Mindfulness A Weekend with Loving-Kindness, Poetry, and Meditation


The ancient and trustworthy practices of mindfulness and loving-kindness can help us to be more present to ourselves and the world, especially in challenging times. 

Join mindfulness teachers Hugh Byrne and Rebecca Hines as they guide you to say "yes" to whatever your experience may be so that you can live with more joy and ease. Grounded in the Buddha’s teachings of wisdom and compassion—and through poetry, stories, and humor—learn how to: 

  • Cultivate loving awareness amidst life’s joys and sorrows  
  • Untangle yourself from unhelpful habits.  
  • Utilize poetry to help you open your heart and live more fully in the present.  

Return home renewed and with tools for responding to life’s challenges with balance and ease.  

NOTE Please bring a journal for writing.

Included in Your Stay


Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

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Hugh Byrne, PhD, a teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and author of The Here-and-Now Habit and Habit Swap has taught mindfulness meditation since 2000.

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Rebecca Hines began teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in 2007. She currently teaches with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and is on the faculty of the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program.

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