Befriending Yourself: Practicing Radical Self-Acceptance

ClearLight Meditation Institute


Befriending Yourself:
Practicing Radical Self-Acceptance

A Day-long Retreat

With Nancy McBride
Saturday March 14  |  9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
At: ClearLight Meditation Institute, 223 Lancaster Avenue, Devon, PA 19333

By embracing our moment to moment experience with attention, inquisitiveness, and kindness, we can radically shift our relationship with our pain, fear, hurt, anger, and anxieties.

In this day-long retreat we will apply the practices of mindfulness and self-compassion which we have been exploring in classes this semester to bring greater awareness of our personal patterns, greater openness and genuine kindness to our emotional self. As we progress step by step in our ability to open at the levels of mind, feeling and physical sensation, we can bring about a truly radical and beneficial shift in our relationship with ourselves.

The day will include guided meditations, silent meditation, additional teaching and instruction, and sharing and discussion with others in the group. The approach to the day is gentle and enjoyable. Please bring a water bottle and bag lunch (optional). There will be an hour break for lunch. Tea and snacks will be provided.

This retreat is open to anyone who has practiced mindfulness meditation regularly for at least 2 years, is experienced in Lovingkindness meditation, and is familiar with ‘RAIN’ practice. If you are interested in this retreat but unsure whether you qualify, please contact us at

Registration Options

  • Retreat Only - $120

    $15 discount if registered by March 6.

  • Course plus Retreat Package

    We strongly believe in the power of retreat practice for integrating what is learned in weekly classes. To encourage students to consider retreats as a regular part of learning, we offer a special discount when registering for both a course and retreat by our Early Bird sign up date. To sign up for the package, please go to the Course page.

To ensure no one is turned away for lack of funds, ClearLight offers partial scholarships. To inquire, please contact us.



You guys are serious and laid back at the same time which I really like. I feel that you have acquired real wisdom and experience in the areas that you teach, but I love how you really do “meet people where they are”.Past Course Participant
Walking the path under the guidance of Scott and Nancy has transformed my life. I now live it from a place of love, joy, compassion, and peace. When inevitable turmoil happens, it’s transient and I can move through it. I’m no longer whip-sawed around. Each day feels enveloped in gratitude and I feel held by a loving presence.N. C., Physical Therapist
The talks on loving kindness were a beautiful blend of wisdom, love, science addressing the challenge of our common reality.D. L., Past course participant