Start Date: Friday, March 15, 2013
End Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013

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Mindful EatingYou can bring the power of mindfulness into your life by engaging in the practice of mindful eating. To transform your mind, health, and life, learn how to use three steps with food and the act of eating, using 2500-year-oldwisdom from the Buddhist tradition.

The three steps include checking in, noticing aspects of our experience, and bringing kindness to whatever arises. These three steps can transform any meal into something that goes beyond the nutrients on the plate. The act of eating mindfully can change neural pathways, allowing new behaviors to emerge.

This weekend retreat will also discuss three common obstacles to mindfulness and mindful eating and three helpful tools to overcome them.

The retreat is open to anyone interested in cultivating mindfulness in daily life, or around food and eating in particular. Some prior experience of mindfulness meditation is helpful but not necessary for participation.

If you have specific allergies, issues, or conditions relating to food and eating, please inform the Aryaloka staff when you register. All meals will be prepared on-site and staying in residence at Aryaloka for the weekend is recommended.

Leaders for the weekend are Megrette Fletcher and Dharmacharini Amala.
Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed, RD, CDE is an
internationally recognized expert on mindful
eating who helped co-found The Center for
Mindful Eating, www.TCME.org. Megrette is a
registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator
at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. She is the
author of two books including Eat What You Love,
Love What You Eat with Diabetes, believes that
mindfulness practice is an essential part of health,
and has maintained a daily meditation practice
since 1999.

Dh. Amala is a co-founder of  The Center for
Mindful Eating, www.TCME.org.  She is also a
meditation instructor and mentor with over 10
years experience teaching meditation and the
importance of mindfulness. She is dedicated to
sharing the practice and benefits of meditation to
audiences in a variety of contexts – educational
settings, health care, and spiritual or religious
contexts. Amala is a member of the Triratna
Buddhist Order.


At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Levelprice is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.

Led by: Megrette Fletcher
Times: 7:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Aryaloka
Registration: Registration Page
Fee: Sliding Scale $225/185/145
Level: Orpen to All
Directions: Directions Page