Buddhist Meditation Retreats

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 →
Settle into your own nature by simply sitting. The emphasis during this weekend retreat will be the practice of “zazen”, sitting meditation. In the style of Zen Sesshin, we will rise early and bring every aspect more →

Practicing Simplicity: An Introduction to Zen Practice

Katharine Kaufman and Michael Wood

March 1–3, 2019
All the world’s wisdom traditions counsel retreat practice in order to return to life strengthened, softened, and fully engaged. In this spirit, will take a deep dive into the sitting practice of meditation. Each day will more →

Open Heart, Clear Mind: A Week-Long Meditation Retreat

Susan Piver, Kevin Townley and Crystal Gandrud

March 15–23, 2019
  Practicing the genuine dharma expands our wealth: our happiness, our generosity, our warmth, our community, and our overall sense of wellbeing. When we are contained within ourselves, unable to connect with others and feel the more →

Expansive Nature of Love

Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo

March 22–24, 2019
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 →
Experience introspective and ecstatic practices of three ancient spiritual paths: Zen Buddhism, Nada Yoga, and Sufism. This unique experiential seminar will journey deep into sacred music chanting, movement, and spiritual mindfulness practices, drawing from the hidden more →
This weekend retreat introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. Emanated from the tears of the compassionate Avalokiteshvara, peaceful White Tara is said to more →

White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

April 12–14, 2019
In this challenging and chaotic world we long to trust our own inner light. We often forget that we are not alone. In fact there is a rich and benevolent unseen world of spirits (dralas) that more →
All of us have an innate capacity to experience well-being, resilience, and unconditional kindness. In order to enhance this capacity, we will directly explore the power of mind and heart in a silent and supportive atmosphere. more →

5-Day Silent Mindfulness Retreat

Janet Solyntjes

April 23–28, 2019
Heart of Recovery joins the ancient wisdom of Shambhala Buddhism with the 12-step form in order to support our commitment to the path of recovery from addictive behaviors. During this weekend retreat, we will learn a more →

Heart of Recovery Retreat: Exploring Higher Power from a Buddhist Perspective

Martha Hildreth and Dennis Southward

April 26–28, 2019
Rediscover Fresh Perception Uniquely blending meditation, contemplative arts, sensory discovery practices, qigong, and hatha yoga, we will practice in a rich environment to shed habitual patterns and rediscover the world with fresh perception. Open to the more →

Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence

Acharya Dale Asrael and Cynthia Moku

May 9–13, 2019
Sadhana Intensive in the Great Stupa  Join us as we immerse ourselves in the vivid world of Vajrayogini, exploring the richness of yidam practice. A treasure of the Kagyu lineage, this sadhana holds powerful transmissions for more →

Vajrayogini: The Glorious Co-Emergent Mother

Larry Mermelstein

May 17–26, 2019
Discover the remarkable world of nocturnal meditation, where a wealth of wisdom awaits you every night. Lucid dreaming and dream yoga have boundless potential for rapid psychological and spiritual growth. During this weekend we’ll explore the more →

Lucid Dream Yoga

Andrew Holecek

May 24–26, 2019
“Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” – Rev. angel Kyodo williams If you are already engaged in the challenge of racial more →

Love & Racial Justice: A Multi Tradition Movement Healing Racism – Registration

Acharya Charlene Leung, Jozen Tamori Gibson, Kaira Jewel Lingo, Michaela McCormick, Lyn Fine and Myokei Caine-Barrett

June 6–9, 2019
“Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” – Rev. angel Kyodo williams   If you are already engaged in the challenge of more →

Love & Racial Justice: A Multi Tradition Movement Healing Racism

Acharya Charlene Leung, Jozen Tamori Gibson, Myokei Caine-Barrett, Kaira Jewel Lingo, Michaela McCormick and Lyn Fine

June 6–9, 2019
The single focus of the Buddha’s teachings was showing humanity the path to ending suffering and reconnecting with our natural state of freedom. The profundity and sophistication with which the Buddha expressed a path of liberation more →

Summer Seminar I: Discovering the Path of Liberation

Acharya Susan Chapman, Acharya Holly Gayley, Acharya Daniel Hessey and Shastri Loden Nyima

June 7–July 6, 2019
  Join us for a deep dive into the natural wisdom, aliveness, and awakening found within our bodies and minds. Conjoining somatic practices and meditation drawn from the contemplative traditions of Yoga and Buddhism, we will more →

Awakened Body, Awakened Mind: Nondualism, Yoga, Neuroscience, and Meditation

Michael W. Taft and Nataraja Kallio

June 7–14, 2019
This retreat will focus on the four yogas of Mahāmudrā as explained in Karma Chagme Rinpoche’s Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahāmudrā and Atiyoga, for which the main body of his text has been translated more →

The Four Yogas of Mahāmudrā

B. Alan Wallace

June 14–21, 2019
A half-dathün is two weeks of intensive group meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. Doing this practice transforms how we relate to ourselves and everyday life by allowing us to more →

Summer Half Dathün

Acharya Michael Greenleaf

July 6–21, 2019
A half-dathün is two weeks of intensive group meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. Doing this practice transforms how we relate to ourselves and everyday life by allowing us to more →

Summer Half Dathün: Week 1

Acharya Michael Greenleaf

July 6–14, 2019
The primary focus of this retreat will be the practice of sitting and walking meditation in Noble Silence. There will be dharma talks, meditation instruction, and small group interviews with the teacher. In addition, we’ll do more →

Insight Meditation Retreat: Grief, Joy and Awakening

David Chernikoff

July 24–30, 2019
  Radical Dharma Conversation It’s time to create the conditions that reimagine a path of healing, reconnect with authentic community, and manifest true justice. Radical dharma (“complete truth”) is a way to enter the critical conversation more →

Radical Dharma Conversation & Camp Combined Registration

Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens and Dr. Jasmine Syedullah

August 4–11, 2019
Can we really find contentment and meaning in this hectic, always on, wired world? Yes! By understanding our mind and our heart, we can make a slight change in our perspective which creates a radical shift more →

Radically Happy: Getting to Know your Mind Retreat

Erric Solomon

August 23–25, 2019
Join renowned meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche for this special meditation retreat designed to take us through a progression of the true human experience of happiness and a sense of well-being to the total transformation of more →
The combination of modern brain science and ancient Buddhist wisdom is illuminating the embodied basis of deep experiences of present moment awareness, contentment and love, and the sense of being one with everything. Join New York more →

Neurodharma Retreat with Dr. Rick Hanson: A 10-day Experiential Exploration of the Deepest Roots of the Highest Happiness

Rick Hanson, Alisa Dennis, Terry Vandiver, Tina Rasmussen and Peter Grossenbacher

September 20–29, 2019