Dharmadhara in Lake County

7730 Harrington Flat Road, Kelseyville CA 95451

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

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. 


Summer Meditation Retreat

This retreat is now full - but please contact us if you would like to be on the waiting list.

The Kariniya Metta Sutta is a key teaching in the Pali canon. It describes the unfolding process of a 'deep and mature emotional awareness', that begins with simple kindness towards ourselves and others, and points the way towards freedom.

On this retreat, through study and practice of the Kariniya Metta Sutta, and the Anapanasati practice, we'll be looking at how we integrate our growing understanding into 'a deep and mature emotional awareness'?