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Weekend Retreat with Ofosu Jones-Quartey

You Are Enough: Self Compassion and Presence

November 3 – 5, 2023

Loyola Retreat House, Clinton, OH

We are living in a time where there is an urgent need for self compassion. Remembering and connecting with our own basic goodness is vital for creating a healthy and sustainable future. Making sense of the past and creating a better future can only happen in the present moment. Our work to create loving presence in the world begins with us, in this moment. This retreat will offer guided and silent sitting and movement meditations, as well as relaxing soundbath and music offerings, all designed to empower you with accessible self-compassion practices so that you can live joyfully in the present moment. Come as you are. You are enough.

Ofosu Jones-Quartey is a meditation teacher and musician from the Washington DC area. He has been teaching mindfulness and meditation since 2004. Ofosu holds a bachelor’s degree from American University. In addition he is a graduate of the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP) and a graduate of the Teleos Coaching Institute. Ofosu is currently the male voice on the Balance meditation app (with over 7 million subscribers to date). He teaches meditation and mindfulness classes and retreats around the country.

Ofosu has taught and led retreats at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, The Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock, Brooklyn Zen Center, Cleveland Insight and more. He has led workshops for both educators and students at multiple schools around the country. In 2020, Ofosu co-wrote a mindfulness-based suicide prevention curriculum for teenagers, which has been adopted by the Ryan Bartel Foundation. Ofosu has also offered mindfulness workshops to corporate and government clients, including Grant & Associates and Federal Defenders of New York.

Ofosu is also an accomplished hip hop artist and author. Performing under the name “Born I” he recently released an album entitled “In This Moment” and has performed at the Kennedy Center in support of the project. His live events are considered a hip-hop and meditation experience and he is a member of the DC Chapter of the Recording Academy.

In November of 2022, Ofosu released a children’s book “Love Your Amazing Self”, a collection of lyrical meditations for young people and families via Storey Publishing. An accompanying double album to support the book will be released in Spring 2023.

Ofosu’s work emphasizes the importance of self compassion and mindfulness in daily life. He enjoys using creativity through music, soundbath and guided meditation to help people learn to be more present, reduce stress and feel at ease.

Ofosu currently lives in Rockville, Maryland with his wife and their four children.

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Loyola Retreat House, Clinton, OH
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