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Women's Weekend Retreat, with Shunyamala and Hridayashri

Coming into Relationship with Yourself and Others
Nov 17–19 (Fri 6pm to Sun 3pm) at Jikoji.
Please note dates and venue have changed.
With Stillness, Simplicity, and Contentment we will listen, open, and soften into our place of natural balance. Over the weekend there will be periods of meditation, of overnight silence, and of personal inquiry into how to skillfully navigate in a turbulent world.
Our annual women's weekend retreat is a wonderful opportunity to spend a weekend practicing together in the relaxing natural beauty of the Santa Cruz Mountains. We hope you can join us! Each day will begin with meditation. Mid morning and afternoon sessions will include instruction, guided, mindful dialogue, and more meditation. There is space for hiking, yoga, nature gazing, or relaxing in the afternoon. In the evenings we will have some ritual practice. Silent periods will encourage the deepening of experience.
All activities are optional and while we invite you to enjoy the flow of the schedule and stretch your comfort zone just a little, we also encourage you to listen to your body and participate in whatever way is most helpful. We share cooking and cleaning.
Accommodation is in dorms, or there are places to camp if you prefer.
Food Work Periods: Vegetarian food and simple menus are provided and cooking and cleaning are shared by everyone on the retreat. If you have a preference please let us know in advance.
Open to all levels of experience, but if you have not taken one of our meditation courses please contact us or drop-in to our Thursday classes.
Sliding scale: $265-$200 plus optional dana for the teachers. If you are unable to come because of money please contact us as we are sometimes able to offer reductions.
Sliding scale: $265–200
Registration deadline with $100 deposit: Nov 8