Retreat Calendar Test

Self-Directed and Long-Term Retreats

Open Dates
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Make time for yourself and your practice in a supportive and peaceful contemplative environment. Entering into a self-directed or long-term retreat allows you to design a program that best meets your needs and schedule. This could be an intensive silent meditation retreat, or it could be a more gentle meditation […]

Mindful Parenting

with Acharya Dr. Maureen Hall

September 22 – October 20, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
  The joys of parenting are sometimes dimmed by unpleasant interactions with our kids. In the heat of the moment, we may find ourselves snapping at them or arguing with them. Upon reflection, we may find that we are actually reacting more to our own stress, frustrations and fears, and less to the needs of the child. Reacting from our own emotions […]  

Detox and Rejuvenate 5 Day Juice Fasting Retreat

with Health Team

September 24 – 29, 2018
Heartwood Refuge
The Juice Fasting Retreat is an oasis where you will be able to draw physical, mental and spiritual refreshment in a peaceful environment. Take time away from the demands of your regular daily life and remain sheltered from the challenges and struggles of the materialistic world. Come experience[…]

Cultivating an Open Heart in a Chaotic World

with Acharya Dr. Maureen Hall and John Cunningham

October 5 – 7, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Recent events in our world may give us the sense that things are more chaotic than ever. We are faced with news and events on a weekly basis that awaken our frustration, anger, and fear. If we are not careful, we can easily slip into thought patterns and behaviors […]

Restorative Yoga accompanied by Gaelic Vibrations

with Suzanne Tindol and Aoife Clancy

October 12, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Restorative yoga is the centering of your breath and body- aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods. Props will assist in keeping your body comfortable as you move from one pose into the next.[…]

Mental Purification on the Buddhist Path

with Ronya Banks

October 24 – 28, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
During this retreat, you will learn step-by-step instructions on how to use Vipassana (Mindfulness) meditation and related Buddhist principles to purify your mind of the mental defilements that mar its naturally spacious, illumined beauty.

Introduction to Insight Dialogue

with Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

November 9 – 11, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice grown from the Vipassana tradition. Through dialogue the mindfulness and tranquility of traditional silent meditation is introduced into interaction with others. This enables us to perceive, understand, and apply an acceptance[…]

Right Meditation: Anapanasati, the Buddha’s Liberation Hack

with Venerable Pannavati and Venerable Pannadipa

November 22 – 29, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
The Buddha explained that the quickest way to enlightenment is mindfulness of breathing, because this profound practice brings us to the complete stilling of thought, which allows insight to arise and uproot the erroneous view […]

Calm and Insight – 12 Day Meditation Retreat

with Bhikkhu Samāhita

December 20, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
This is not a typical western retreat. Over 12 days we will examine the 40 meditation subjects/objects carried down through the Theravadan lineage and learn how to use them. All can suppress the five hindrances allowing one to pursue[..].

Zen Peacemaker India Bearing Witness Retreat

with Venerable Pannavati

January 1 – 15, 2019
Tamil Nadu
SAVE THE DATE! DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

Dharmapala Training Retreat

with Kittisaro and Thanissara

January 20 – 26, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Private Retreat

Embodied Mindfulness

with Emily Horn and Vincent Horn

February 21 – 24, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
On this 4-day Embodied Mindfulness Meditation Retreat, led by Emily Horn and Vincent Horn, you’ll have the rare opportunity to dedicate yourself to uninterrupted practice in a community of peers. The emphasis of this retreat will be on the integration of mindful investigation with embodied presence..[…]

Vajrayana Retreat: Introduction to Offering and Ritual Practice

with Venerable Pannavati

March 1 – 3, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Rituals are a feature of all known human societies. While Buddha reminded us that spiritual rituals cannot replace actual cultivation, he approved of their use to gladden and stabilize the mind in momentary goodness. Rituals are a “reminder” of our intentions that can transform[…]

Water Fasting Retreat

with Health Team

March 3 – 9, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
“Everyone has a physician inside him or her; we just have to help it in its work.  The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.  Our food should be our medicine.  Our medicine should be our food.  But to eat when you are sick is to feed […]

Detox and Rejuvenate 5 Day Juice Fasting Retreat

with Health Team

March 5 – 9, 2019
Heartwood Refuge
The Juice Fasting Retreat is an oasis where you will be able to draw physical, mental and spiritual refreshment in a peaceful environment. Take time away from the demands of your regular daily life and remain sheltered from the challenges and struggles of the materialistic world. Come experience[…]

Courage to Care: The Dharma in Family Recovery

with Acharya Christie Bates

April 12 – 14, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
How do we love enough to let go of relatives and friends caught in the grip of craving and attachment? How do we abandon clinging while keeping our hearts open to love?[…]

Retreat with Therese Fitzgerald

with Therese Fitzgerald

April 16 – 20, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
SAVE THE DATE! DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

Awakening Joy

with Ronya Banks

April 26 – 28, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Sometimes in Mindfulness or Buddhist practice, one gets the impression that you shouldn’t enjoy “joy” or “beauty”. There is nothing further from the truth! Insight/Vipassana meditation practice is actually a path that cultivates genuine happiness […]

Twin Streams: Blending the Wisdom of Buddhism and Yoga

with Satima

May 3 – 5, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Westerners generally consider Buddhism an intellectual discipline and Yoga a physical one, thereby never actualizing the true transformative power of either. Yet, Yoga’s ancient wisdom is one of the best complements to Buddhist […]

Water Fasting Retreat

with Health Team

May 5 – 11, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
“Everyone has a physician inside him or her; we just have to help it in its work.  The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.  Our food should be our medicine.  Our medicine should be our food.  But to eat when you are sick is to feed […]

Detox and Rejuvenate 5 Day Juice Fasting Retreat

with Health Team

May 7 – 11, 2019
Heartwood Refuge
The Juice Fasting Retreat is an oasis where you will be able to draw physical, mental and spiritual refreshment in a peaceful environment. Take time away from the demands of your regular daily life and remain sheltered from the challenges and struggles of the materialistic world. Come experience[…]

Dharmacharya Retreat

with Venerable Pannavati and Venerable Pannadipa

May 17 – 22, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Open only to students in ministerial program

Happiness and Joy on the Path of Awakening

with Metta Programs

May 28 – June 2, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Private Retreat

Minded Retreat

with Minded

June 2 – 7, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Private Retreat

Awakening Presence

with Emily Horn and Vincent Horn

June 9 – 16, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
On this week-long Awakening Presence Meditation Retreat*, led by Emily Horn and Vincent Horn, you’ll have the rare opportunity to dedicate yourself to uninterrupted practice in a community of peers. Over the course of the retreat we’ll work on incorporating all aspects of our being, including […]

Retreat with John Orr

with John Orr

July 18 – 21, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
SAVE THE DATE! DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

Finding Peace Where You Are: Befriending Your Mind, Accepting Your Emotions

with Lisa Ernst

August 7 – 11, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Difficult, anxious thoughts and emotions are often considered obstacles to meditation and peace of mind. A wiser view is available! Buddha’s path to liberation is designed to help us face the full experience of embodied[…]

Rebel Saints Meditation Society Retreat

with Rebel Saints Meditation Society

September 12 – 15, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Private Retreat

Concentration, Jhana, and Breath – 9 Night Retreat

with Shaila Catherine

October 4 – 19, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
This retreat will utilize the breath as the primary meditation object and will encourage the development of meditative skills that lead to deep concentration (samadhi) and insight (vipassana). Daily group instructions will focus on […]

Cultivating Equanimity & Peace

with Ronya Banks

October 20 – 27, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Considered the “Highest Happiness & Peace” in Buddhism, Equanimity is a liberating quality that can be developed as part of your spiritual practice. During this retreat, we will systematically explore the Seven Factors of Enlightenment and related mindfulness practices[…]

Retreat with John Orr

with John Orr

October 31 – November 3, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
SAVE THE DATE! DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

Retreat with Tuere Sala

with Tuere Sala

November 7 – 10, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
SAVE THE DATE! DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

Dharmacharya Retreat

with Venerable Pannavati and Venerable Pannadipa

November 24 – December 1, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Open only to students in ministerial program

Training the Heart, Lifting Your Voice: From Self-Doubt to Service

with Acharya Christie Bates and Erin Rae

December 5 – 8, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Creative practice is spiritual practice, and because there is a need for light in the world, creativity is generosity. Creatives of all types – artists, writers, singers, speakers – grapple at times with the human experience of fear, self-doubt and toxic levels of self-criticism[…]

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Restorative Yoga accompanied by Gaelic Vibrations

with Suzanne Tindol and Aoife Clancy

October 12, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Restorative yoga is the centering of your breath and body- aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods. Props will assist in keeping your body comfortable as you move from one pose into the next.[…]

Twin Streams: Blending the Wisdom of Buddhism and Yoga

with Satima

May 3 – 5, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Westerners generally consider Buddhism an intellectual discipline and Yoga a physical one, thereby never actualizing the true transformative power of either. Yet, Yoga’s ancient wisdom is one of the best complements to Buddhist […]

Self-Directed and Long-Term Retreats

Open Dates
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Make time for yourself and your practice in a supportive and peaceful contemplative environment. Entering into a self-directed or long-term retreat allows you to design a program that best meets your needs and schedule. This could be an intensive silent meditation retreat, or it could be a more gentle meditation […]

Mindful Parenting

with Acharya Dr. Maureen Hall

September 22 - October 20, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
  The joys of parenting are sometimes dimmed by unpleasant interactions with our kids. In the heat of the moment, we may find ourselves snapping at them or arguing with them. Upon reflection, we may find that we are actually reacting more to our own stress, frustrations and fears, and less to the needs of the child. Reacting from our own emotions [...]  

Detox and Rejuvenate 5 Day Juice Fasting Retreat

with Health Team

September 24 - 29, 2018
Heartwood Refuge
The Juice Fasting Retreat is an oasis where you will be able to draw physical, mental and spiritual refreshment in a peaceful environment. Take time away from the demands of your regular daily life and remain sheltered from the challenges and struggles of the materialistic world. Come experience[…]

Cultivating an Open Heart in a Chaotic World

with Acharya Dr. Maureen Hall and John Cunningham

October 5 - 7, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Recent events in our world may give us the sense that things are more chaotic than ever. We are faced with news and events on a weekly basis that awaken our frustration, anger, and fear. If we are not careful, we can easily slip into thought patterns and behaviors […]

Restorative Yoga accompanied by Gaelic Vibrations

with Suzanne Tindol and Aoife Clancy

October 12, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Restorative yoga is the centering of your breath and body- aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods. Props will assist in keeping your body comfortable as you move from one pose into the next.[…]

Mental Purification on the Buddhist Path

with Ronya Banks

October 24 - 28, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
During this retreat, you will learn step-by-step instructions on how to use Vipassana (Mindfulness) meditation and related Buddhist principles to purify your mind of the mental defilements that mar its naturally spacious, illumined beauty.

Introduction to Insight Dialogue

with Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

November 9 - 11, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice grown from the Vipassana tradition. Through dialogue the mindfulness and tranquility of traditional silent meditation is introduced into interaction with others. This enables us to perceive, understand, and apply an acceptance[…]

Right Meditation: Anapanasati, the Buddha’s Liberation Hack

with Venerable Pannavati and Venerable Pannadipa

November 22 - 29, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
The Buddha explained that the quickest way to enlightenment is mindfulness of breathing, because this profound practice brings us to the complete stilling of thought, which allows insight to arise and uproot the erroneous view […]

Calm and Insight – 12 Day Meditation Retreat

with Bhikkhu Samāhita

December 20, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
This is not a typical western retreat. Over 12 days we will examine the 40 meditation subjects/objects carried down through the Theravadan lineage and learn how to use them. All can suppress the five hindrances allowing one to pursue[..].

Zen Peacemaker India Bearing Witness Retreat

with Venerable Pannavati

January 1 - 15, 2019
Tamil Nadu
SAVE THE DATE! DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

Dharmapala Training Retreat

with Kittisaro and Thanissara

January 20 - 26, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Private Retreat

Embodied Mindfulness

with Emily Horn and Vincent Horn

February 21 - 24, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
On this 4-day Embodied Mindfulness Meditation Retreat, led by Emily Horn and Vincent Horn, you'll have the rare opportunity to dedicate yourself to uninterrupted practice in a community of peers. The emphasis of this retreat will be on the integration of mindful investigation with embodied presence..[…]

Vajrayana Retreat: Introduction to Offering and Ritual Practice

with Venerable Pannavati

March 1 - 3, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Rituals are a feature of all known human societies. While Buddha reminded us that spiritual rituals cannot replace actual cultivation, he approved of their use to gladden and stabilize the mind in momentary goodness. Rituals are a "reminder" of our intentions that can transform[...]

Water Fasting Retreat

with Health Team

March 3 - 9, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
"Everyone has a physician inside him or her; we just have to help it in its work.  The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.  Our food should be our medicine.  Our medicine should be our food.  But to eat when you are sick is to feed […]

Detox and Rejuvenate 5 Day Juice Fasting Retreat

with Health Team

March 5 - 9, 2019
Heartwood Refuge
The Juice Fasting Retreat is an oasis where you will be able to draw physical, mental and spiritual refreshment in a peaceful environment. Take time away from the demands of your regular daily life and remain sheltered from the challenges and struggles of the materialistic world. Come experience[…]

Courage to Care: The Dharma in Family Recovery

with Acharya Christie Bates

April 12 - 14, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
How do we love enough to let go of relatives and friends caught in the grip of craving and attachment? How do we abandon clinging while keeping our hearts open to love?[…]

Retreat with Therese Fitzgerald

with Therese Fitzgerald

April 16 - 20, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
SAVE THE DATE! DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

Awakening Joy

with Ronya Banks

April 26 - 28, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Sometimes in Mindfulness or Buddhist practice, one gets the impression that you shouldn't enjoy “joy” or “beauty”. There is nothing further from the truth! Insight/Vipassana meditation practice is actually a path that cultivates genuine happiness […]

Twin Streams: Blending the Wisdom of Buddhism and Yoga

with Satima

May 3 - 5, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Westerners generally consider Buddhism an intellectual discipline and Yoga a physical one, thereby never actualizing the true transformative power of either. Yet, Yoga’s ancient wisdom is one of the best complements to Buddhist […]

Water Fasting Retreat

with Health Team

May 5 - 11, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
"Everyone has a physician inside him or her; we just have to help it in its work.  The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.  Our food should be our medicine.  Our medicine should be our food.  But to eat when you are sick is to feed […]

Detox and Rejuvenate 5 Day Juice Fasting Retreat

with Health Team

May 7 - 11, 2019
Heartwood Refuge
The Juice Fasting Retreat is an oasis where you will be able to draw physical, mental and spiritual refreshment in a peaceful environment. Take time away from the demands of your regular daily life and remain sheltered from the challenges and struggles of the materialistic world. Come experience[…]

Dharmacharya Retreat

with Venerable Pannavati and Venerable Pannadipa

May 17 - 22, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Open only to students in ministerial program

Happiness and Joy on the Path of Awakening

with Metta Programs

May 28 - June 2, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Private Retreat

Minded Retreat

with Minded

June 2 - 7, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Private Retreat

Awakening Presence

with Emily Horn and Vincent Horn

June 9 - 16, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
On this week-long Awakening Presence Meditation Retreat*, led by Emily Horn and Vincent Horn, you'll have the rare opportunity to dedicate yourself to uninterrupted practice in a community of peers. Over the course of the retreat we’ll work on incorporating all aspects of our being, including […]

Retreat with John Orr

with John Orr

July 18 - 21, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
SAVE THE DATE! DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

Finding Peace Where You Are: Befriending Your Mind, Accepting Your Emotions

with Lisa Ernst

August 7 - 11, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Difficult, anxious thoughts and emotions are often considered obstacles to meditation and peace of mind. A wiser view is available! Buddha’s path to liberation is designed to help us face the full experience of embodied[...]

Rebel Saints Meditation Society Retreat

with Rebel Saints Meditation Society

September 12 - 15, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Private Retreat

Concentration, Jhana, and Breath – 9 Night Retreat

with Shaila Catherine

October 4 - 19, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
This retreat will utilize the breath as the primary meditation object and will encourage the development of meditative skills that lead to deep concentration (samadhi) and insight (vipassana). Daily group instructions will focus on [...]

Cultivating Equanimity & Peace

with Ronya Banks

October 20 - 27, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Considered the “Highest Happiness & Peace” in Buddhism, Equanimity is a liberating quality that can be developed as part of your spiritual practice. During this retreat, we will systematically explore the Seven Factors of Enlightenment and related mindfulness practices[…]

Retreat with John Orr

with John Orr

October 31 - November 3, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
SAVE THE DATE! DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

Retreat with Tuere Sala

with Tuere Sala

November 7 - 10, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
SAVE THE DATE! DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

Dharmacharya Retreat

with Venerable Pannavati and Venerable Pannadipa

November 24 - December 1, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Open only to students in ministerial program

Training the Heart, Lifting Your Voice: From Self-Doubt to Service

with Acharya Christie Bates and Erin Rae

December 5 - 8, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Creative practice is spiritual practice, and because there is a need for light in the world, creativity is generosity. Creatives of all types – artists, writers, singers, speakers – grapple at times with the human experience of fear, self-doubt and toxic levels of self-criticism[…]

Mindful Parenting

with Acharya Dr. Maureen Hall

September 22 – October 20, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
  The joys of parenting are sometimes dimmed by unpleasant interactions with our kids. In the heat of the moment, we may find ourselves snapping at them or arguing with them. Upon reflection, we may find that we are actually reacting more to our own stress, frustrations and fears, and less to the needs of the child. Reacting from our own emotions […]  

Detox and Rejuvenate 5 Day Juice Fasting Retreat

with Health Team

September 24 – 29, 2018
Heartwood Refuge
The Juice Fasting Retreat is an oasis where you will be able to draw physical, mental and spiritual refreshment in a peaceful environment. Take time away from the demands of your regular daily life and remain sheltered from the challenges and struggles of the materialistic world. Come experience[…]

Cultivating an Open Heart in a Chaotic World

with Acharya Dr. Maureen Hall and John Cunningham

October 5 – 7, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Recent events in our world may give us the sense that things are more chaotic than ever. We are faced with news and events on a weekly basis that awaken our frustration, anger, and fear. If we are not careful, we can easily slip into thought patterns and behaviors […]

Restorative Yoga accompanied by Gaelic Vibrations

with Suzanne Tindol and Aoife Clancy

October 12, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Restorative yoga is the centering of your breath and body- aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods. Props will assist in keeping your body comfortable as you move from one pose into the next.[…]

Mental Purification on the Buddhist Path

with Ronya Banks

October 24 – 28, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
During this retreat, you will learn step-by-step instructions on how to use Vipassana (Mindfulness) meditation and related Buddhist principles to purify your mind of the mental defilements that mar its naturally spacious, illumined beauty.

Introduction to Insight Dialogue

with Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

November 9 – 11, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice grown from the Vipassana tradition. Through dialogue the mindfulness and tranquility of traditional silent meditation is introduced into interaction with others. This enables us to perceive, understand, and apply an acceptance[…]

Right Meditation: Anapanasati, the Buddha’s Liberation Hack

with Venerable Pannavati and Venerable Pannadipa

November 22 – 29, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
The Buddha explained that the quickest way to enlightenment is mindfulness of breathing, because this profound practice brings us to the complete stilling of thought, which allows insight to arise and uproot the erroneous view […]

Calm and Insight – 12 Day Meditation Retreat

with Bhikkhu Samāhita

December 20, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
This is not a typical western retreat. Over 12 days we will examine the 40 meditation subjects/objects carried down through the Theravadan lineage and learn how to use them. All can suppress the five hindrances allowing one to pursue[..].

Zen Peacemaker India Bearing Witness Retreat

with Venerable Pannavati

January 1 – 15, 2019
Tamil Nadu
SAVE THE DATE! DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

Dharmapala Training Retreat

with Kittisaro and Thanissara

January 20 – 26, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Private Retreat

Embodied Mindfulness

with Emily Horn and Vincent Horn

February 21 – 24, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
On this 4-day Embodied Mindfulness Meditation Retreat, led by Emily Horn and Vincent Horn, you’ll have the rare opportunity to dedicate yourself to uninterrupted practice in a community of peers. The emphasis of this retreat will be on the integration of mindful investigation with embodied presence..[…]

Vajrayana Retreat: Introduction to Offering and Ritual Practice

with Venerable Pannavati

March 1 – 3, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Rituals are a feature of all known human societies. While Buddha reminded us that spiritual rituals cannot replace actual cultivation, he approved of their use to gladden and stabilize the mind in momentary goodness. Rituals are a “reminder” of our intentions that can transform[…]

Water Fasting Retreat

with Health Team

March 3 – 9, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
“Everyone has a physician inside him or her; we just have to help it in its work.  The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.  Our food should be our medicine.  Our medicine should be our food.  But to eat when you are sick is to feed […]

Detox and Rejuvenate 5 Day Juice Fasting Retreat

with Health Team

March 5 – 9, 2019
Heartwood Refuge
The Juice Fasting Retreat is an oasis where you will be able to draw physical, mental and spiritual refreshment in a peaceful environment. Take time away from the demands of your regular daily life and remain sheltered from the challenges and struggles of the materialistic world. Come experience[…]

Courage to Care: The Dharma in Family Recovery

with Acharya Christie Bates

April 12 – 14, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
How do we love enough to let go of relatives and friends caught in the grip of craving and attachment? How do we abandon clinging while keeping our hearts open to love?[…]

Retreat with Therese Fitzgerald

with Therese Fitzgerald

April 16 – 20, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
SAVE THE DATE! DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

Awakening Joy

with Ronya Banks

April 26 – 28, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Sometimes in Mindfulness or Buddhist practice, one gets the impression that you shouldn’t enjoy “joy” or “beauty”. There is nothing further from the truth! Insight/Vipassana meditation practice is actually a path that cultivates genuine happiness […]

Twin Streams: Blending the Wisdom of Buddhism and Yoga

with Satima

May 3 – 5, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Westerners generally consider Buddhism an intellectual discipline and Yoga a physical one, thereby never actualizing the true transformative power of either. Yet, Yoga’s ancient wisdom is one of the best complements to Buddhist […]

Water Fasting Retreat

with Health Team

May 5 – 11, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
“Everyone has a physician inside him or her; we just have to help it in its work.  The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.  Our food should be our medicine.  Our medicine should be our food.  But to eat when you are sick is to feed […]

Detox and Rejuvenate 5 Day Juice Fasting Retreat

with Health Team

May 7 – 11, 2019
Heartwood Refuge
The Juice Fasting Retreat is an oasis where you will be able to draw physical, mental and spiritual refreshment in a peaceful environment. Take time away from the demands of your regular daily life and remain sheltered from the challenges and struggles of the materialistic world. Come experience[…]

Dharmacharya Retreat

with Venerable Pannavati and Venerable Pannadipa

May 17 – 22, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Open only to students in ministerial program

Happiness and Joy on the Path of Awakening

with Metta Programs

May 28 – June 2, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Private Retreat

Minded Retreat

with Minded

June 2 – 7, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Private Retreat

Awakening Presence

with Emily Horn and Vincent Horn

June 9 – 16, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
On this week-long Awakening Presence Meditation Retreat*, led by Emily Horn and Vincent Horn, you’ll have the rare opportunity to dedicate yourself to uninterrupted practice in a community of peers. Over the course of the retreat we’ll work on incorporating all aspects of our being, including […]

Retreat with John Orr

with John Orr

July 18 – 21, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
SAVE THE DATE! DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

Finding Peace Where You Are: Befriending Your Mind, Accepting Your Emotions

with Lisa Ernst

August 7 – 11, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Difficult, anxious thoughts and emotions are often considered obstacles to meditation and peace of mind. A wiser view is available! Buddha’s path to liberation is designed to help us face the full experience of embodied[…]

Rebel Saints Meditation Society Retreat

with Rebel Saints Meditation Society

September 12 – 15, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Private Retreat

Concentration, Jhana, and Breath – 9 Night Retreat

with Shaila Catherine

October 4 – 19, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
This retreat will utilize the breath as the primary meditation object and will encourage the development of meditative skills that lead to deep concentration (samadhi) and insight (vipassana). Daily group instructions will focus on […]

Cultivating Equanimity & Peace

with Ronya Banks

October 20 – 27, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Considered the “Highest Happiness & Peace” in Buddhism, Equanimity is a liberating quality that can be developed as part of your spiritual practice. During this retreat, we will systematically explore the Seven Factors of Enlightenment and related mindfulness practices[…]

Retreat with John Orr

with John Orr

October 31 – November 3, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
SAVE THE DATE! DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

Retreat with Tuere Sala

with Tuere Sala

November 7 – 10, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
SAVE THE DATE! DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

Dharmacharya Retreat

with Venerable Pannavati and Venerable Pannadipa

November 24 – December 1, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Open only to students in ministerial program

Training the Heart, Lifting Your Voice: From Self-Doubt to Service

with Acharya Christie Bates and Erin Rae

December 5 – 8, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Creative practice is spiritual practice, and because there is a need for light in the world, creativity is generosity. Creatives of all types – artists, writers, singers, speakers – grapple at times with the human experience of fear, self-doubt and toxic levels of self-criticism[…]

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Mindful Parenting

with Acharya Dr. Maureen Hall

September 22 – October 20, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
  The joys of parenting are sometimes dimmed by unpleasant interactions with our kids. In the heat of the moment, we may find ourselves snapping at them or arguing with them. Upon reflection, we may find that we are actually reacting more to our own stress, frustrations and fears, and less to the needs of the child. Reacting from our own emotions […]  

Cultivating an Open Heart in a Chaotic World

with Acharya Dr. Maureen Hall and John Cunningham

October 5 – 7, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Recent events in our world may give us the sense that things are more chaotic than ever. We are faced with news and events on a weekly basis that awaken our frustration, anger, and fear. If we are not careful, we can easily slip into thought patterns and behaviors […]

Mental Purification on the Buddhist Path

with Ronya Banks

October 24 – 28, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
During this retreat, you will learn step-by-step instructions on how to use Vipassana (Mindfulness) meditation and related Buddhist principles to purify your mind of the mental defilements that mar its naturally spacious, illumined beauty.

Introduction to Insight Dialogue

with Bhikkhu Sukhacitto

November 9 – 11, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice grown from the Vipassana tradition. Through dialogue the mindfulness and tranquility of traditional silent meditation is introduced into interaction with others. This enables us to perceive, understand, and apply an acceptance[…]

Right Meditation: Anapanasati, the Buddha’s Liberation Hack

with Venerable Pannavati and Venerable Pannadipa

November 22 – 29, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
The Buddha explained that the quickest way to enlightenment is mindfulness of breathing, because this profound practice brings us to the complete stilling of thought, which allows insight to arise and uproot the erroneous view […]

Courage to Care: The Dharma in Family Recovery

with Acharya Christie Bates

April 12 – 14, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
How do we love enough to let go of relatives and friends caught in the grip of craving and attachment? How do we abandon clinging while keeping our hearts open to love?[…]

Awakening Joy

with Ronya Banks

April 26 – 28, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Sometimes in Mindfulness or Buddhist practice, one gets the impression that you shouldn’t enjoy “joy” or “beauty”. There is nothing further from the truth! Insight/Vipassana meditation practice is actually a path that cultivates genuine happiness […]

Cultivating Equanimity & Peace

with Ronya Banks

October 20 – 27, 2019
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
Considered the “Highest Happiness & Peace” in Buddhism, Equanimity is a liberating quality that can be developed as part of your spiritual practice. During this retreat, we will systematically explore the Seven Factors of Enlightenment and related mindfulness practices[…]