Buddhist Meditation Retreats

  We all carry with us a store of life’s hurts, betrayals, and traumas. Much of the impact of these experiences resides deeply in our nerves and cells of our bodies, to be re-lived repeatedly throughout more →
The Buddha sought liberation for 6 years. He mastered various practices but found them all to be unsatisfactory. Then, he recalled his attainment of jhana when he was young under the rose-apple tree. On the night more →

Entering the Path of Meditation

Venerable Dr. Pannavati

August 23–27, 2017
By engaging in just one activity at a time, yoga and Buddhist practices teach us how to be fully present. However, our body tells us that it gets strong, clear, and nimble when we alternate our more →

The Resiliency Practices of Yoga and Buddhism

Cyndi Lee

September 1–3, 2017
According the the Buddhist view, nothing—including the state of being alive—is permanent or fixed. The entire world of our experience is constantly appearing and disappearing at every moment. Sam will guide the participants through the Buddhist more →

The Wheel of Life and Rebirth: The Experience of Nowness

Sam Bercholz

September 8–10, 2017
The new science of compassion has found that human beings have a fundamental instinct for kindness, but have developed habits of harshness toward themselves and others. How can this compassion instinct be cultivated? The ancient traditions more →
When we release belief in the ego, we release our suffering as well—an insight which is the essence of liberation. Explore and experience the wisdom of this truth as Michael W. Taft guides you in meditation more →
Attention: Please note this program will be held from November 3-5 (two nights). Learn a concise and simple Tibetan Buddhist healing practice based on the generation and embodiment of the Medicine Buddha's characteristics. It is said more →

Medicine Buddha and the Fivefold Path of Mahamudra

Venerable Khenpo Lobzang Tenzin and Nashalla Nyinda

November 3–5, 2017
"To take this posture itself is the purpose of our practice. When you have this posture, you have the right state of mind, so there is no need to try to attain some special state." - 
Suzuki more →
This time of year can leave many of us feeling stressed out and disconnected. Celebrate the magic of reconnecting with this naturally reflective time of year--opening into an authentic relationship with yourself, others and our world. more →

Holiday Meditation Retreat: Renewing Body, Mind and Spirit

Shastri Cal Aston

December 22–26, 2017
  The impressive health benefits of mindfulness meditation have led to its implementation in significant secular settings; from education, medicine, non-profits, business, the government and even to the military. But long before the healthy effects of more →

Heart of Buddhist Meditation: Origins of Modern Mindfulness

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown and Amelia Hall

January 9–14, 2018
  Do a deep dive into your meditation practice with this one week intensive. Appropriate for newbies and experienced meditators, this is a chance to deepen your understanding of meditation as well as your own mind more →

Week-long Spring Meditation Retreat (Weekthun)

Lodro Rinzler and Susan Piver

March 17–25, 2018
This weekend will explore the core tenets of Buddhism for those who are interested in establishing a meditation practice as well those who have a current practice but want to learn more about the foundational philosophy more →