• Dana-based, please pay at any amount above zero.

Date & Time Details:
Schedule: PST (subject to change)
10:00am Retreat Start
2:00pm Retreat Ending

Location: Online

Contact: Big Bear Retreat Center

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[Online] The Direct Path to Freedom: Mindfulness of the Body and Feeling Tone

With Gullu Singh, Louije Kim and Gabrielle Hammond (Qi Gong)

July 20, 2024

The Direct Path to Freedom: Mindfulness of the Body and Feeling Tone

Saturday, July 20 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Registration closes July 19, at 11:59pm Pacific Time

Gullu Singh, Louije Kim and Gabrielle Hammond will also offer an on land retreat on this same topic, all are invited to attend that retreat as well. 
September 14 – 19, 2024
The Direct Path to Freedom: The Foundations of Mindfulness

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In this half-day retreat we’ll start to work with the Buddha’s teachings on mindfulness of the body and mindfulness of Vedanā (feeling tone).  The Buddha describes mindfulness as “the direct path to the purification of beings, the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of suffering and discontent” and the realization of peace.

This retreat will also offer one session of qigong using slow guided movements that help metabolize areas of resistance and hindrances that can arise on retreat. These movements are safe, gentle, and oriented toward the healing aspect of the body and heart. There are many options for participation by all bodies and all states of ability. 

The retreat will be mostly held in noble silence with a chance for some questions and dialog at the end. 


Dana-based, pay at any amount above $0

Date and Time (all times Pacific)

July 20th, 10am – 2pm (PST)
*zoom link and more information will be available 24 hours before the retreat

Schedule: PST (subject to change)
10:00 – 10:45 am Arriving, Welcome, Guided Meditation
10:45 – 11:15am Dharma Talk
11:15 – 11:30am Stretch Break/Walking Meditation
11:30 to 12:15 Guided Qi Gong
12:15 to 1:00 Second Guided Meditation
1:00 to 1:30 Dharma Talk
1:30 to 2 :00 pm Questions + Responses/Closing


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About the Online Program

At registration will receive a link with a landing page for the online community that includes the zoom and schedule information for the online component of this program, along with any other helpful tips before, during, and after your retreat. This link will be emailed to you again 24 hours before your retreat.


For any questions please contact or visit our website

Cancellation Policy: Please visit our website for more on the cancellation policy for this retreat-

Dana-based In Person Retreat Cancellation Fee Schedule:

  • > 4 weeks   20%
  • <4 weeks    No Refunds

Teachers & Facilitators

Gullu Singh
Gulwinder “Gullu” Singh is a mindfulness and Dharma teacher who also practices corporate real estate law.  Although he was exposed to meditation as a child, he found his own practice when, after law school, he found himself working at high-powered law firms where the job was extremely stressful. Gullu completed the four-year Spirit Rock Meditation Center Teacher Training Program and qualified to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.  Gullu is core faculty in the Mindfulness in Law Teacher Training, the Spirit Rock Dedicated Practitioner Program, and a mentor for the Sounds True Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program.  He is also a core…
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Louije Kim
Louije Kim, LMFT, is a San Francisco Bay Area based dharma practitioner, teacher and licensed psychotherapist. They have completed dharma study programs including Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioners and Community Dharma Leader programs, and recently graduated from Spirit Rock’s four-year Teacher Training in 2020. Louije has taught in various dharma centers locally and across the U.S. Currently, they are a part of the Asian American Buddhist Working Group, a grant-funded project seeking to promote connections between Asian American sanghas. They have been working in community mental health settings for over a decade, providing therapy to communities that are impacted by collective,…
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Gabrielle Hammond (Qi Gong)
Gabrielle Hammond (Movement Teacher | Qigong) has been practicing as an acupuncturist and doctor of Taoist and Traditional Chinese Medicine for past  28 years, under the tutelage of a 64th generation Taoist Master Chang Yi Hsiang, who initiated her journey into contemplative arts, meditation, and qigong practice at a young age. Gabrielle continues to teach and practice qigong over 35 years later as the bedrock of her healing practice.  She loves working with plants, both as an herbalist in healing and in the more subtle and energetic way we are connected with plants as allies. This love of plants has…
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