2014 – 15 Meditation Retreat Schedule

Aug. 14-17, 2014
Awakening the Heart, Freeing the Mind: An Insight Meditation Retreat

Residential Retreat in Cache Valley, UT (south of Logan)
This long weekend (Thursday–Sunday) is an opportunity to cultivate our human potential for peace, freedom, and a responsive heart. By training our mind to attend with kindness and clarity to our present moment embodied experience, we transform our relationship to ourselves and to the world. This silent retreat will focus on cultivating the kind awareness that builds our capacity to meet our everyday experience with ease, happiness, and compassion. In addition to sitting and walking meditation, each day will include instructions, guided meditations, formal talks, times for questions, and small group meetings with the teacher. We plan to spend much of each day sitting and walking outside, allowing the natural world to inform and support our practice.
This retreat is appropriate for beginning and experienced practitioners. All are welcome.
Schedule: Thursday 5 p.m. to Sunday 11 a.m.
Accommodations: shared cabins or camping
Cost: $100 - $150 sliding scale
Online Registration       For more information please contact the registrar: KEELIN

Oct. 31-Nov. 2 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Everyday Contentment: Embracing What Is

Susie Harrington
We tend to look forward with expectation, putting great effort in creating the happiness we think will arrive. The every day practice is to see clearly our habits of mind, shift our focus, and practice with the conditions as they are here and now; in so doing, we can find that the freedom and contentment we have always wanted is already here, patiently waiting for us to arrive.
For more information: www.saskatooninsight.com

Nov 20 - 24 at Cloud Mountain, WA
Metta for Women

Adrianne Ross & Susie Harrington

Dec. 5–7, 2014     
Dharma in Daily Life

First retreat for DIDIL3. Closed retreat for participants in 2 year program.
for next program start see DIDL page.

January 2 – 4 (tentative), 2015   Salt Lake City, UT
An Insight Meditation Weekend

Teacher: Susie Harrington
Registration opens Nov. 1. Sponsored by SLC Insight.

A weekend retreat with residential and non-residential options.
Sunset over river

February 21- March 5, 2015      
Sacred Bhutan
A Walking and Meditation journey

Teacher: Susie Harrington
Laura Tyson
This trip is a rare opportunity to travel behind the scenes in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, a country steeped in centuries of Buddhist life and practice. Monastic life is active and strong in Bhutan, and we will practice in many monasteries, listen to the chanting monks and nuns, and meet with local Rinpoches who guide monastic life. On most days we will walk – visiting remote temples, exploring villages, or hiking from town to town. We will support our journey and enrich our experience through meditation practice and personal reflection.
Glowing light in the aspens

March 13- 17, 2015     Crestone, CO

Blazing Mountain Retreat Center

Awakening Wisdom & Love Through Insight Meditation

Teachers: Susie Harrington, Brian Lesage, Erin Treat
Sunset over river

March 20 – 22, 2015     
Dharma in Daily Life

Closed retreat for participants in DIDL 3 program.

April 5-11, 2015      Escalante - Staircase National Monument
Spring Backpacking Retreat

Teacher: Susie Harrington
This annual silent retreat will take us through beautiful redrock country. Backpacking 2-6 miles on many days with layover days and solo time as part of the mix. See our Retreats in Wild Nature page for more details on the flow of this kind of retreat. This is a silent retreat with dharma talks, formal practice, walking, solo retreat time, as well free time to explore the spectacular country. Please see this retreat's page for more info.
Vibrant spring growth among the sandstone.

May 16 – 23, 2015    Lost Coast, CA
Lost Coast Meditation Retreat

Teachers: Susie Harrington & Anne Cushman
A residential retreat at a remote oceanside house on the spectacular Lost Coast of northern California. Participants will hike in 9 miles along the seashore, and will need to carry some of their personal gear. Camping and inside accommodations are available. Please see this retreat's page for more info.
Looking down the break above the beach.

June 15 – 21, 2015      Spirit Rock, California

From Breath to Spacious Awareness
Teachers: Susie Harrington, Donald Rothberg, & Teja Bell
For more info please see the Spirit Rock website. Retreat info will be up soon.