Spirit Fire’s New Year Living Awareness Meditation Retreat



Set the tone of 2018 through meditation and contemplation. Our annual New Year Meditation Retreat provides an environment to reflect upon the year that has passed & the wisdom that has been gained, while energetically setting the tone of the new year. Anchor your intentions for the new year from a place of inner-alignment and peace.

This guided-meditation weekend is supported by the serene environment of Spirit Fire Retreat Center, nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains; delicious and healthy food; and the thoughtful group that gathers. Meditation sittings (suitable for any level of practitioner) and teachings will be offered throughout by Spirit Fire’s founder, Donna Mitchell-Moniak. There will also be plenty of time for quiet contemplation. Many participants have found great benefit from beginning the year meditatively, and return year after year. We hope you’ll join us! And consider gifting this retreat to a friend this holiday season… what a treat!

With:  Donna Mitchell-Moniak
When:  Friday, January 5 – Sunday, January 7, 2018
Where:  Spirit Fire Meditative Retreat Center in Leyden, Massachusetts​
Cost per person:  $350  (lodging is double occupancy & includes all meals)

Visit our website for more information on all of our Living Awareness Retreats.

REGISTER HERE for this retreat.

Your dynamic living awareness.


You’ve arrived. Celebrate.

The secret is, you arrive continuously. That’s the beauty of awareness. Each moment holds something new, something you’ve created as a result of your presence. Establishing a ‘living awareness’ in your life serves to make each experience one worth celebrating. And it is our hope that The Practice of Living Awareness has offered some tools to help you decorate for the ever-unfolding shin-dig.

Congrats on your discipline if you’ve been with us for the entirety of the round over the last fourteen weeks. Meditation is called a ‘practice’ for a reason. May it continue to offer you peace of mind, rejuvenation of spirit, and clarity all around. Here’s one more to wrap things up!

Happy meditating.

Downloadable Podcast: Living Awareness – Day 3

Entry: Living Awareness – Day 2



We often end our meditation podcasts by saying, “Enjoy your day… create it as you go.” That’s because life is a creative process. We are consistently met with the present moment and all that each previous moment has manifested which has led to this one. Like the breath, each coming and going sets the stage for a new cycle. And so it is as we wrap up our current round of meditations this week. It is our intention that each of the fourteen steps provides you with a tool to use in creating a greater sense of well-being in the world. May you have come to experience your mind as fertile ground for new ideas and inspirations.

“People say I have created things. I have never created anything. I get impressions from the Universe at large and work them out, but I am only a plate on a record or a receiving apparatus. Thoughts are really impressions we get from the outside.” Thomas Edison said this. Increasingly, we are tapping into the relationship between science and spirit, between scientists and spiritualists. Every correlation affirms Einstein’s conclusion that everything is energy. He said, “What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.” We human beings are simply collected energy, not unlike the stars… points of light.

Meditate, shine, outwardly, inwardly, enjoy.


Downloadable Podcast: Living Awareness – Day 2