Mindful Eating Retreat: After the First Bite

  • 27 Mar 2015
  • (EDT)
  • 29 Mar 2015
  • (EDT)
  • Aryaloka Buddhist Center, Newmarket NH USA
You 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-old wisdom 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.


Register for this event on the Aryaloka website


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.

Special note: This workshop has been approved for 20 CEU for Registered Dietitians.

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.You 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-old wisdom from the Buddhist tradition.


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