This retreat is now full.
Our winter meditation retreat is a perfect opportunity to spend a week away from our normal conditions, in silence, supporting each other to go deeper with meditation, and being supported by the surrounding natural beauty.
More information to follow - here are the dates. Times are PST/PDT
Please register below by Wed March 3
First Weekend Retreat: March 13 and 14, 2021 at 9:00 a.m
Weekly Study Sessions: Sundays at 9:00 a.m. from March 21 to April 25
Registration now closed
A two-day online retreat with Vimalasara Mason-John and Kevin Griffin.
Saturday December 12 and Sunday December 13, 9am to 1pm Pacific, 5pm to 9pm UK.
Please email Claire at the Vancouver Buddhist Center with any questions. (This is not an SFBC event.)
Postponed to 2021 June 19 to July 16
Thank you for your interest in the SFBC's fourth Month-Long Meditation Immersion Retreat this Summer at Dharmadhara. Please read the following information before registering. Thank you!
We're very sorry to announce that this retreat has been postponed, as Jikoji Retreat Center has made the difficult but thoughtful decision to close for the next few weeks to help delay the spread of COVID-19 virus.
We will update this site when we have more information about a future date. Meanwhile we will refund all those who have registered. Feel free to email with any questions.
Be well, and please take care of yourselves.
Connecting with the heart (and soul) of our practice
Our annual winter meditation retreat is a wonderful opportunity to take a break from our usual distractions and enjoy the many benefits of living and meditating together in a simple, supportive and mostly silent space.
Theme: What is the Order?
This retreat is for men in ordination training with the Triratna Buddhist Community.
Cost: $400 for the complete retreat.
Paying: There are several ways to pay:
This retreat is for all preceptors in the Triratna Buddhist Order.
Cost: $45/night sliding scale for whole retreat: $135 - $200. If you pay more than the lowest fee, you are providing dana for those who need it. If you need to request please indicate this on your registration - we hope to collect enough dana to cover this.
Accommodations: We encourage you to camp if you are able. We have some tents and camping gear you may borrow. Indoor sleeping is limited and there are no private rooms.
This retreat is for women in ordination training with the Triratna Buddhist Community.
Dates: April 13 - 23. Register as soon as you can to assure a place on the retreat, and to help with organization. Registration will close March 28 or earlier if the retreat fills up.
Theme: The Bodhisattva Path. We will be exploring the meaning of Bodhicitta and the Altruistic Dimension of going for refuge through study, talks, meditation, and devotional practices.