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Winter Meditation Immersion Retreat

Anapanasati (Mindfulness with Breathing), with Prasadachitta and Vimalamoskha
Dec 22–29 (Fri 6pm to Fri 3pm) at Camp Double Bear.
or Dec 22–24 (Fri 6pm to Sun 4pm)
Our annual winter meditation retreat is a priceless opportunity to spend a week away from our normal conditions, in silence, supporting each other and being supported by the natural beauty of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The theme this year is Anapanasati - the beautiful and very simple practice of paying attention that goes back to the time of the Buddha.
Silence: the retreat will be mostly silent except for instruction, meditation reviews and some mindful communication. It's a rare chance to take a break from making conversation and to see what happens when we let ourselves be.
Food and 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.
Free Time: Camp Double Bear is a lovely place and there will be time to explore the area, hike and/or just relax and enjoy the surroundings, including the hot tub. Please be aware that there was a serious fire there in October and the area will have suffered, but perhaps we can be part of its renewal.
Open to all levels of experience, though some meditation experience is recommended - if you have not taken one of our meditation courses please contact us or drop-in to our Thursday classes.
Please pay what you can afford within the sliding scale. If you are unable to come because of money please contact us as we are sometimes able to offer reductions, depending on numbers.
Sliding scale: $700–550 (Dec 22–29), $265–200 (Dec 22–24)
Registration deadline with $200 deposit: Dec 11