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!
There is room for 24 people and most of us will be there for the full month, with a few 2-week places for people with family reponsibilities. If you have indicated that you can only come for the last 2 weeks please talk to Padmatara or Viveka before registering as there are some special considerations we would like to talk with you about.
The retreat will be in silence outside of teaching, meditation reviews and optional mindful communication groups. Silence is a very important element of the retreat, freeing us to look more deeply into who we are without the external self-narrative, and allowing us to get closer to our unadorned experience. We encourage everyone to come prepared to put aside their phones and the desire to sociallize and go into complete silence after a couple of days, really taking the opportunity to simply be where we are.
The retreat is open to members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community. While we do everything we can to provide supportive conditions, this month of silence is most suited to people with a sound meditation and dharma practice, previous experience of working well with themselves and others in silence on longer retreats (a week or more), and a willingness to stay present and investigate whatever arises in their experience.
Food will be vegan with some eggs and dairy options. We will all share food preparation and cleaning.
The cost will be $2000 to $1600 for the 4 weeks. Dana is traditionally offered separately for the retreat leaders, organizers, and cook.
We are still looking for people to cook and organize on the retreat, and people to help shop and prepare menues, help with rides and shrines. Please let us know if you are interested.
Please pay a deposit of at least $200 to reserve your place by March 15.
If you are not able to pay within the suggested range, or if you have any special needs, please email us before registering and we will do our best to work things out with you.
To register for the full 4 weeks, Monday June 15 to Sat July 11 please go here.
To register for the first 2 weeks, Monday June 15 to Sun June 28, go here.
To register for the last 2 weeks, Sun June 28 to Sat July 11, go here.