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Copper Beech Institute To Host Annual Harvest Celebration

Labrynth on the grounds of the Copper Beech Institute in West Hartford. Submitted photo

The fundraising celebration, which will be held in West Hartford, will explore the practice of gratitude.

Labrynth on the grounds of the Copper Beech Institute in West Hartford. Submitted photo

Labrynth on the grounds of the Copper Beech Institute in West Hartford. Submitted photo

Submitted by the Copper Beech Institute

Copper Beech Institute, Connecticut’s retreat center for mindfulness and meditation, will host its second annual Harvest Celebration on Thursday evening, Oct. 8, 2015. The public is invited to attend.

The fundraising event will feature farm-to-table food from local farms, including Holcomb Farm in West Granby, CT, a cocktail reception, silent auction, and an exploration of gratitude, including new research that reveals how the simple practice of gratitude can improve one’s health and wellbeing. Executive Director Brandon Nappi will also share the many ways in which Copper Beech Institute is bringing mindfulness and other compassionate practices to people from every walk of life in our community, and reaching out to school children and incarcerated populations in the region.

The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the main dining room at Copper Beech Institute located at 303 Tunxis Rd. in West Hartford. The price is $75 per person and event tickets can be purchased here. Aetna Inc. is a platinum sponsor of the event and Future Benefits is a silver sponsor.

The silent auction features a variety of items from the area, including a Girlfriends Rest & Renewal Weekend Getaway for four at Copper Beech, Day of Sailing and Lobster Lunch for four, Super Cellar Wine Tasting for 20, Lux Bond & Green $200 gift certificate, private shopping parties at BK & Co and Athleta, Café Louise Catering Package, Holcomb Farm 2016 CSA Share, Hope & Stetson Distinctive Home Goods, Clothing and Accessories, an R&R Wellness Package from Soma Wellness and Acupuncturist Visit and Treatment, a Feed the Homeless Supper at Immaculate Conception Shelter and Housing Corporation, Patriots and Celtics tickets, a premium wine raffle, and much more.

Copper Beech Institute offers more than 40 overnight and day retreats and workshops, courses and events for all levels of experience and ability. Continuing education credits are pending for several of the new season’s offerings, and scholarships are available through the Institute’s Boundless Heart Fund and Hemera Educator Scholarships programs.

To learn more about Copper Beech Institute, please visit copperbeechinstitute.org.

Copper Beech Institute is a nonprofit retreat center for mindfulness and contemplative practice located in West Hartford, Conn. The Institute offers more than 40 retreats and programs, attracting thousands of guests from across the nation and the world annually, and offers outreach programs in the community, all to foster peace and resilience in everyday life.

Copper Beech Institute is deeply thankful for the generosity of the Aetna Foundation and Hemera Foundation whose support enables us to offer mindfulness practice to our community.

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