2018 Retreat Group making a Heart sign with their hands.

.​Dick Powell, Club Founder

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 The Mindful Living Club announces it's 1st 2019 Retreat: “Creating A More Mindful World to Increase Joy and Reduce Suffering.” It will again be held at the San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville, beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday January 14, and ending at 5:00 p.m. each day. Lunch will be included. It will end Wednesday January 16 at 5:00 p.m. Participants will go home each evening, or can stay overnight and have breakfasts and dinners included for an extra charge.

    The price is $289 per person, add $130 to stay 2 nights with breakfasts and dinners.

    The Retreat will be co-led by Chau Yoder, Dharma Teacher in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition, and Dick Powell, club founder. We will again use parts the book The Mindful Day by Laurie J. Cameron, which is currently the text for our weekly Practicing Mindfulness Class. Ms. Cameron says that in 1995 she met Chau Yoder, who introduced her to mindfulness and tutored her. Today she is now a Senior Mindfulness Teacher with Google's “Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute” and mindfulness author. Renowned Mindfulness Teacher Jack Kornfield says of Cameron's book "A wise, delightful, and life-changing book, combining inspiration with delicious, practical ways to make well-being come alive in your day."  

    The Retreat will include Meditation, Walking Meditation, Chi Gong, Mindful Eating, The Five Mindfulness Trainings, Dharma Discussion and other exercises to deepen your understanding and experience of Full Mindful Living. There will also be time for journaling, quiet and walking in the beautiful gardens of San Damiano.

    For more information contact Dick at DickPowell53@aol.com or 925-238-6366. A $100 deposit is required to reserve your space. Add $40 if you want to reserve room & board as well, total $140 deposit. You can also pay in full, $289, if staying over add $130 = $419 total. Payment can be by check or credit card. If credit card just put amount you are paying in the Credit Card box, and you will receive an Invoice from

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​Dick Powell at Plum Village in France teaching Monks how to ride Tandem Bicycles for exercise.Type your paragraph here.

2017 Retreat Group​ in France

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Chau Yoder, Dharma Teacher