Private Retreats

Retreats listed here are for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order or people training for ordination. 

Upcoming Retreats

California April 25 to May 2
Thu, Apr 25, 2019 to Thu, May 2, 2019

This retreat is for people who were ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order during 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

Cost: $45/night sliding scale for whole retreat: $325 to $425.  If you pay more than the lowest fee, you are providing dana for those who need it. If you need to request a lower rate please go ahead and register indicating the amount you would like to pay and we will try to cover this with any extra dana received.

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. 

Flying into San Francisco Airport:
Try to arrive on April 25 by 2 pm at the latest.  There will be carpools driving people to the retreat center about 2 - 3 hours  away.
You can also fly into Oakland Airport if it's cheaper or more convenient, and if you are willing to get Bart if necessary to the SFBC - it's a straightforward ride and just a 2.5 block walk. While it's quite possible someone leaving from Oakland can pick you up we can't guarantee that until we know who is coming and/or helping with driving. 

Departing:
Try to schedule your flight to leave after 4 pm from SFO (or Oakland as above - maybe allow extra time).  The retreat will end by 11 am.

Please register no later than March 28.  Registering early really helps with organization.  You can pay in full or pay a deposit of $100. 

California May 2 to May 5 2019
Thu, May 2, 2019 to Sun, May 5, 2019

This retreat is for Women 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. 

If you arrive before May 2, you will need to arrange somewhere to stay.

Flying into San Francisco Airport:
Try to arrive on May 2 by 2 pm at the latest.  There will be carpools driving people to the retreat center about 2 - 3 hours  away.
You can also fly into Oakland Airport if it's cheaper or more convenient, and if you are willing to get Bart if necessary to the SFBC - it's a straightforward ride and just a 2.5 block walk. While it's quite possible someone leaving from Oakland can pick you up we can't guarantee that until we know who is coming and/or helping with driving. 

Departing:
Try to schedule your flight to leave after 4 pm from SFO (or Oakland as above - maybe allow extra time).  The retreat will end by 11 am.  If you are staying for the all-gender preceptors retreat please register for both retreats and indicate this in the notes.

Please register no later than March 28.  Registering early really helps with organization.  

California May 5 to 8 2019
Sun, May 5, 2019

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. 

If you arrive before May 5, you will need to arrange somewhere to stay.

Flying into San Francisco Airport:
Try to arrive on May 5 by 2 pm at the latest.  There will be carpools driving people to the retreat center about 2 - 3 hours  away.
You can also fly into Oakland Airport if it's cheaper or more convenient, and if you are willing to get Bart if necessary to the SFBC - it's a straightforward ride and just a 2.5 block walk. While it's quite possible someone leaving from Oakland can pick you up we can't guarantee that until we know who is coming and/or helping with driving. 

Departing:
Try to schedule your flight to leave after 4 pm from SFO (or Oakland as above - maybe allow extra time).  The retreat will end by 11 am.  If you are also attending the women preceptors retreat please register for both retreats and indicate this in the notes.

Please register no later than March 28.  Registering early really helps with organization.  

California May 10 to 19
Fri, May 10, 2019 to Sun, May 19, 2019

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:

  • Pay in full through paypal when you book.
  • Pay a deposit of $100 through paypal and pay the remaining amount through paypal or check by April 15..
  • Pay by check* by choosing "pay by check" and sending a check for the full amount when you book, or sending a check for the deposit of $100 when you book, and sending the remaining amount by April 15. 
  • If you choose "pay by check" you can still pay through paypal later - our account is the same as our email (info@sfbuddhistcenter.org) or go here

Retreat Team:  Viradhamma, Shantinayaka, Danadasa, Prasadachitta

Accomodations:   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

Transportation:  Please contact Viradhamma at viradhamma@gmail.com to arrange transportation to and from the retreat center.

* checks should be made out to FWBO BA and mailed to San Francisco Buddhist Center, 37 Bartlett St, San Francisco, CA 94110