Retreats, Courses & Workshops

Want to learn mindfulness? We have a course to suit your needs:

“Mindfulness for Busy People” Online Course

You can now learn the practice of mindfulness from wherever you are; the leisure of your own home, or even on the go. The “Mindfulness for Busy People” online course is designed specifically for beginners with busy lifestyles who don’t have a lot of time to sit in meditation for long periods.

Mindfulness teacher and author, Charles A. Francis, will show you how to incorporate the mindfulness practice into your busy life, so that it doesn’t take up a lot of your valuable time. You’ll learn how to use the mindfulness practice to:

  • Overcome stress and anxiety
  • Improve your relationships
  • Heal the wounds from your past
  • Calm your racing mind
  • Improve your physical and mental health
  • Improve your mental abilities
  • Realize true inner peace and happiness

For a free preview, click here.

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“Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners” 1-Day Workshop

(Saturday, May 23, 2020)

Need help dealing with stress and anxiety, and have little or no meditation experience? Then this workshop is for you. In this workshop, you’ll get the hands-on experience you need for a solid foundation of the mindfulness practice, and how to apply it to everyday life.

Author and meditation teacher, Charles A. Francis, will lead you in discussions, exercises, and meditation. You will learn the basics of the mindfulness meditation practice, and gain the tools you need for staying engaged and motivated.You’ll learn how to:

  • Calm a racing mind
  • Overcome stress & anxiety
  • Improve your health
  • Improve your relationships
  • Realize true happiness and inner peace

We will cover topics such as the nature of suffering, the sources of mental agitation, and establishing an effective meditation routine. Through this workshop, you’ll find out just how quickly and easily you can calm your mind, and ease stress through mindfulness meditation.

Workshop Details

When: Saturday, May 23, 2020, 10 am to 4:30 pm


Ridge Road Baptist Church
2011 Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
(Fellowship Hall)

Cost: $49 per person. Tuition includes lunch and any supplies needed.

“I learned more than I expected in a very relaxed, casual atmosphere. This day was well worth the money and time invested. Thank you again.” ~ Marian C.

If you would prefer to register by mail, download the Workshop Registration Form. Complete the form and mail in with your payment. Instructions are included on the form.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us, or call us at (919) 662-5079.

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4-Day Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

We would like to invite you and your friends to join us on September 9-12, 2019 at the Inner Peace Mindfulness Meditation Retreat in the scenic countryside of Browns Summit, NC.

The mindfulness meditation retreat is your most powerful tool for spiritual growth. So whether you’re a beginner or experienced meditator, in this retreat you’ll learn how to:

  • Get more from your meditation practice
  • Develop greater self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improve your relationships with loved ones
  • Stay focused and committed to your practice
  • Realize true happiness and inner peace

“Absolutely one of the best experiences that I have ever had! It was so rewarding to be in an environment where you can relax, learn, and grow.” ~ Kimberly, July 2016

Click here for complete details and registration.

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Corporate Mindfulness Workshops

Author and meditation teacher Charles Francis regularly conducts mindfulness meditation workshops for various organizations to help their management and staff cope with stress more effectively, so they can lower healthcare costs and increase productivity. The workshops vary in length and topics covered, according to the client’s needs. They can be as simple as a 1-hour introduction to the practice, or a 2-day full immersion seminar.

”Not only did we learn a great deal about both the personal and workplace benefits of meditation, but the actual meditation portion allowed us to relax and be in the moment in a way that cleared our minds for the rest of the workday and beyond.” Jackie Peluso Drumm, Sageworks

Charles also conducts stress reduction sessions on an ongoing basis, such as weekly or biweekly. These sessions consist of various stress-relief exercises in conjunction with deep relaxation meditation. They are extremely effective at helping staff members relax quickly, and keep stress under control.

If you are interested in a workshop for your organization, feel free to contact him to discuss your needs. You can reach him at (919) 662-5079, or through the online contact form.

“I saw a positive difference in my focus and energy levels immediately after the session. I spoke to several employees afterwards, who also saw immediate benefits from participating.” ~ Kenya Oduor, Ph.D, LexixNexis

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