Dharmadhara in Lake County

7730 Harrington Flat Road, Kelseyville CA 95451

Less than 3 hours from San Francisco outside of rush hour.  

Men's Ordination Training Retreat

This retreat is part of Triratna Ordination Training for men who wish to take ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

The cost is $500 to $700 and participants are requested to give as much as they can.  There is a $200 registration fee but this will be refunded if the retreat is cancelled due to coronavirus.

There will be indoor accommodations available but there is also plenty of room to camp.

Travel considerations:

Summer Silent Meditation Immersion Retreat, with Viveka and Padmatara

Two Week Meditation Immersion Retreat at Dharmadhara in Lake County

Led by Viveka and Padmatara

Sunday August 15 to Sat Aug 28, with option to attend first week only (Sun 15 to Sat 21)

I'm happy to announce that after a long wait we feel relatively confident about rescheduling this retreat (from last year).  Please read the information carefully before registering.


Triratna Training for Ordination Retreat - Vision of the Order


This retreat is part of Triratna Ordination Training for women+ -- for those who identify as female, including those who are non-binary and trans-women, who wish to take ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

Team: Aryadhrishti, Danamaya, Dayanandi, Dharmasuri, Taraprabha, Vimalasara, Viriyalila 

Theme: Vision of the Order. Study materials will be available in December. We encourage reading and discussing the material with others prior to the retreat.

Travel considerations:

Core Sangha Retreat: Stillness, Simplicity and Contentment - the Satipatthana Sutta

This annual retreat is for order members and mitras connected to the San Francisco Buddhist Center.

Paramabodhi will lead the retreat this year, exploring the Satipatthana Sutta and other buddhist teachings and practices that help to calm the mind and see through delusion through becoming more and more mindful of the body. 

Paramabodhi helped get the SFBC going back in the early 90's before going back to London to work on his art.  He has remained a good friend to us and visits regularly to share his love of Mindfulness practice and creativity.