The Bakken Center’s online mindfulness meditation retreats provide an opportunity to step away from your daily routines and the busyness of everyday life to deepen, renew or inspire your mindfulness meditation practice.
Throughout the retreat, you will be guided through mindfulness meditations and gentle mindful movement by one of the Center’s experienced mindfulness instructors. Although these retreats are designed for an immersive practice opportunity, time will also be allocated for participant introductions, periodic practice questions and reflections, and a retreat closure. This half-day retreat is ideal for those who have some mindfulness meditation experience, or for those who have completed any of the Bakken Center’s mindfulness programs and would like to practice with others in a supportive, community setting. If you are new to mindfulness meditation and would like instructions on how to meditate, we invite you to sign up for one Center’s mindfulness meditation programs.
Sliding Scale Pricing
The Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing is deeply committed to the wellbeing and flourishing of all communities. In order to make our programming accessible to a broader audience, we have implemented a sliding scale fee structure.
The suggested registration fee for this program is $45. We also offer a scholarship rate of $25 and a supporter rate of $65 for those who would like to contribute toward making this programming accessible to all.
We do not want cost to be a barrier to participating in our programming. If you are not able to pay one of the listed registration fees, please reach out to us at email@example.com. We will arrange for you to participate in the program at a reduced fee or at no cost.
University of Minnesota Retirees Association members and University of Minnesota Alumni Association members can receive a 10% discount on the suggested registration fee by selecting the appropriate fee at checkout.
To make disability-related accommodations, please contact the Bakken Center's community relations office (firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-625-8164).
University of Minnesota Wellbeing Program
Through the University's Wellbeing Program, UMN employees and spouses can receive 600 wellbeing points for Mindfulness Retreats. Learn more about other UMN Wellbeing Program offerings through the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing.
The retreat is non-refundable. Exceptions to this policy are granted for extenuating circumstances. For more information, participants should reach out to the Bakken Center's community relations office (email@example.com).
As part of the registration, you will need to agree to these terms:
Item 1: Mindfulness programming may not be appropriate for persons experiencing recent grief or trauma, serious mental or physical health challenges, chemical dependencies or suicidal feelings. If any of these apply to you, please contact the facilitator prior to beginning the session. Should you determine that the program is not appropriate at this time, you will receive a full refund.
Item 2: This mindfulness programming includes skill training or practice in relaxation and meditation methods as well as gentle stretching (yoga) exercises. I understand that if for any reason I am unable to, or think it unwise to engage in these techniques and exercises whether at University of Minnesota, Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing or at home, I am under no obligation to engage in these techniques nor will I hold the above named facility liable for any injury sustained from these exercises.
Item 3: I understand that I am not to attend sessions under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs.