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“BELONGING” with Frank Ostaseski and Vinny Ferraro

Settembre 25 @ 14:00 Settembre 28 @ 13:00

We are pleased to invite you to join us for a Meditation and Exploration retreat guided by Frank Ostaseski and Vinny Ferraro. This retreat is an opportunity to deepen your meditation practice and cultivate a sense of community. Our primary practice will be Mindfulness meditation, which develops both concentration and awareness, helping us to closely observe our mental states and free ourselves from habitual behaviors, allowing us to live more fully in the present moment. Exploration is an interactive practice conducted in dyads or triads where we practice mindful presence in speaking and listening as we explore our immediate experience. Exploration helps us investigate what clouds the mind to connect with our deeper and essential nature through a dynamic of questions, observations, and sensations. This retreat will be held in silence, except for exploration sessions and discussions with the teachers. Our days will include scheduled periods of sitting and walking meditation and mindful movement to help us connect body, mind, and heart. The retreat also includes meditation instructions, teachings, small group discussions with one of the teachers, exploration exercises, and debates.

Date and location

Silent Retreat/Seminar in Albino (Bergamo) from September 25th after lunch to September 28th lunchtime, 2024.

Centro di Spiritualità “Scuola Apostolica del Sacro Cuore” in Albino (Bergamo) – around 50 minutes from Milano, in Via Leone Dehon 1 (
Single room € 76/person per night
Twin room (single beds) € 66/person per night

The above costs include the exclusive use of the event space and other spaces for small group discussions and sharings
Food and accommodation are not included and must be paid to Associazione Sati Mudita, which will arrange to make the booking for the whole group. The payment of this cost will have to be effected later, when expressly required.

Participation fee

€ 390 plus Associazione Mudita’s membership card for the year 2024 (€ 25) Associazione Sati Mudita
Iban IT83 E030 6909 6061 0000 0128 339

Reason for payment: Participant’s Last Name and First Name – Belonging Retreat Ostaseski-Ferraro

Frank Ostaseski is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher, visionary co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project, and founder of the Metta Institute. He has lectured at Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, leading corporations such as Google and Apple Inc., and teaches at major spiritual centers worldwide. In 2018, he received the prestigious Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He has accompanied over 1000 individuals through the dying process and has trained thousands of healthcare professionals and caregivers worldwide. His groundbreaking work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and honored by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He is the author of “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully” (Arnoldo Mondadori) and “Sapere Accompagnare” (Arnoldo Mondadori).

Vinny Ferraro is a leading figure in the field of Mindfulness and specifically works with educators and incarcerated individuals. He has been trained and teaches in the Buddhist tradition of deep insight and has been leading the Big Heart City Sangha in San Francisco since 2004. The authenticity of his teachings reaches the hearts of many people.
As a fully qualified Dharma teacher at Spirit Rock/IMS, I lead residential retreats at Spirit Rock itself, Insight Meditation Society, and the Esalen Institute. Currently, I am responsible for the Year to Live course at Spirit Rock and lead retreats of one or more days at Big Heart City and meditation centers across the country.

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