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Copper Beech Institute in West Hartford To Hold Harvest Celebration

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

The annual celebration will feature farm-to-table food, and a focus on the theme of ‘resilience and its impact on health, happiness and wellbeing.’

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


Copper Beech Institute, Connecticut’s retreat center for mindfulness and meditation, will host its third annual Harvest Celebration on Thursday evening, November 17, 2016. The public is invited to attend.

The fundraising event will feature farm-to-table food with a cocktail reception and both live and silent auctions, and will be dedicated to the theme of resilience and its impact on health, happiness 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 educators, healthcare providers, corporate and nonprofit leaders, incarcerated populations, and the community at large.

A week’s stay at the Shore House on Long Beach Island will be auctioned off live. Over 40 items will be included with the silent auction, including tickets to a Boston Celtics game, a six-week health coaching package, enrollment in Copper Beech Institute’s eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course, a Plane Ride Over New England, and much more.

Corporate sponsors of the event include Aetna, Inc., Future Benefits, Inc., Live Every Day, Goulet Printery, and Saint Mary’s Hospital.

The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the main dining room at Copper Beech Institute located at 303 Tunxis Road in West Hartford. The price is $75 per person.

To learn more about the Harvest Celebration, please visit http://www.copperbeechinstitute.org/harvestcelebration. 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.  Continuing education credits are now available for several of the new season’s offerings, and scholarships are available through the Institute’s Boundless Heart Fund, Hemera Educator Scholarships programs, and Aetna Foundation.

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

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