Retreats & Events Calendar

Single rooms are issued based on availability, and are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The Ultimate Path of “Renunciation”

With Ronya Banks

March 23 - 25, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
The Buddhist path is founded on “renunciation” from worldly life. But what does renunciation really mean? What does “renunciation” look like for a standard lay person in today’s modern world […]

Chambers of the Heart: Abiding in Freedom from Compassion Fatigue

With Acharya Christie Bates

April 4 - 8, 2018
Heartwood Refuge
Single rooms are issued based on availability, and are on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Just as we have four chambers of the heart, we have four essential heart qualities that can help us face and metabolize experience. They are known as the Divine Abodes ~ lovingkindness, compassion, altruistic joy, equanimity We can practice so that in daily […]

Transforming Self, Transforming World

With David Loy

May 3 - 6, 2018
Heartwood Refuge
What's the relationship between social justice and individual awakening? Is personal transformation separate from social transformation, or are they two sides of the same coin -- two aspects of same path?  The highest ideal of the Western tradition has been to restructure our societies so that they are more socially just. The most important goal for Buddhism is to awaken and put an end to the dukkha ("suffering") […]

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With Kaira Jewel Lingo

May 25 - 28, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center

“Letting Go” The Practice of Compassionate Effort

With John Orr

July 12 - 15, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
A wise teacher once suggested that we can not let go of that which we haven’t accepted. We use compassionate awareness to be present with whatever arises in our everyday experience, no matter how challenging that may be. By resting in the open heart and being mindful of when we may be contracting around difficult […]

An Awake and Responsive Heart

With Lisa Ernst

August 8 - 12, 2018
Heartwood Refuge
The Dharma Approach to Working with Political and Emotional Unease in Chaotic Times During these challenging and chaotic times, how do we best utilize meditation and mindfulness to prepare for and meet these challenges skillfully? Can practice help us to stay engaged with a compassionate heart while also offering a respite from the nearly daily […]

Exploring Dependent Co-arising as Presented in “Under the Bodhi Tree”

With Santikaro

August 31 - September 2, 2018
Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center