Generosity is one of the noblest qualities we human beings can experience, and express to one another.

Gratitude is one of the highest recognition of our interdependence to all forms of life, and interconnected nature to all that exists.

Together, generosity and gratitude are the two faces of the same gift of happy living we can give to ourselves and each other.

A genuine practice of generosity and gratitude transforms our lives into a life lived with a much greater sense of appreciation, happiness, and vitality. And in the process, it also helps to change the life of anyone we share it with. The world awaits our generosity. And in return, in its infinite generosity, the world returns its manifold gifts to us in each and every moment of life.

The questions to contemplate are: Are we aware of these ever-present gifts? Do we really appreciate all that is present in our lives? Can we be more aware, generous and grateful? Do we share them with a generous heart?

For most of us, it is difficult to hold a generous heart, open to whatever life brings, and do so regularly, selflessly, and unconditionally. For most of us recognizing all that is present in our lives, all that supports us in every moment, all that we benefit from, is taken for granted.  Most everyday blessings are missed in the vortexes of our busyness and distracted lives.

Awareness, gratitude, and generosity can be cultivated. During this upcoming retreat, we’ll explore together the role that gratitude plays in our lives and deepen its cultivation appreciation and expressions in our lives and the world in order to create and support a more fulfilling, happier, generous, and grateful lifestyle.

During this upcoming retreat, we’ll explore and practice together:

  • Gratitude meditation
  • The benefits of gratitude practice for our overall well-being
  • The role that gratitude plays in our lives
  • How to deepen gratitude cultivation and expressions in order to create a more fulfilling, happier, and grateful lifestyle

The retreat will include:

  • Guided meditation practice periods
  • Teachings and meditation practice support
  • Dyalog and experiential exercises
  • Silent meditation practice
  • Light movement practice
  • Shared meal – Mindful Eating Practice

What would our life be like if we cultivated and expanded our experience and acts of generosity and gratitude? Science now can actually prove that people who express gratitude on a regular basis live happier and less stressful

Science now can actually prove that people who express and experience gratitude on a regular basis live happier and less stressful lives.

Spirituality, as evidenced in every single tradition, teaches how gratitude is essential for our spiritual growth and life. And hoe being grateful is reflective of our human nature, of our human spirit, which is innately imbued with love, kindness, and generosity.

Experiencing more gratitude and generosity can radically change our lives and that of who we come in contact with. Cultivating generosity is cultivating life!

Join us on Saturday, November 17 for

g r a t i t u d e

A daylong retreat dedicated to the cultivation of gratitude in our lives


Through mindfulness meditation and awareness practices, we’ll explore in-depth the role that gratitude and generosity play in our lives, and we’ll expand their cultivation and expressions in order to live a happier, more fulfilling, healthy and gratifying life, for our benefit and that of the world we live in.

WHEN: Saturday, Novemebr 17 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
WHERE: Woodhall, 501 Orindawoods Dr. Orinda CA
COST: $90 (a non-refundable fee)

PAYMENT with Check can either be brought to our Monday Night Meditation gathering OR sent to:
Andrea Colombu
23a Orinda Way Orinda CA 94563

Please make checks to: Andrea Colombu LMFT and

For more information about the retreat feel free to contact Andrea here or call 925 212 2669