Schedule of Retreats and Daylongs

What might you expect at a Residential Retreat?

What might you expect at a Daylong?

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*** 2017 Heart Practice Retreat in Holland with Heather!
September 5 - 10, 2017 (5 nights)
Held at a beautiful retreat center in the Tibetan tradition.  Come join us!
This retreat is taught in English.
Contact:  Margreeth at mvdoord@quicknet.nl; or contact Heather.
Website: www.leven-in-aandacht.nl
Do email Heather if you sign up - she will be so happy to see you there.

2017 SCHEDULE:   

January 9 - 16:  Metta (Lovingkindness) Retreat (7 nights), SRMC
Taught with Donald Rothberg, Sylvia Boorstein & Larry Yang, with Konda Mason (yoga)
Website: www.spiritrock.org

Sunday January 22 Daylong 10am-5pm
Nevada City Insight Center
"Celebrating Joy & Nonreactivity in the New Year"
Website: http://www.mtstream.org/meditation-retreats/

Sat.-Sun Jan. 28-29:  Women's Nonresidental Insight Meditation Retreat in Berkeley, CA  
Saturday 9am-6pm. Sunday 10:30am-5pm.  Participants must attend the entire weekend retreat.
Contact:  Mary Helen at Binger02<at>msn.com, or contact Heather.

Saturday Feb. 4 Daylong, 10am-5pm 
Chico, CA
"Natural Peace & Ease"
Contact:  Bhakti, bhakti.metta<at>gmail.com

Saturday March 25 Daylong, 10am - 5pm
SF, CA
Contact: SF Gay Sangha, or Heather for details

April 2 - 5 Insight Meditation Retreat (3 nights), Take Tahoe (on the Lake!)
"Embodied Heart-Full Awareness" (includes Awareness/MahaSati)
Taught with Denise Barclay (mindful movement)
Contact: Download and fill out the registration form and liability waiver at www.dharmazephyr.org/events and mail to:
Dharma Zephyr, 1835 Franklin Rd, Carson City, NV 89706. Enclose a $100 non-refundable deposit payable to Dharma Zephyr or pay online. QUESTIONS? Contact Tom Gray at eltigrenevada@gmail.com or (775) 846-4658. 

Saturday May 6 Daylong, 10am-5pm
Chico, CA
Contact:  Bhakti, bhakti.metta<at>gmail.com

Sunday May 7 Daylong, 10am-4:30pm
Placerville, CA
Registration & Information: Mike at meburgess.lotus<at>gmail.com
www.sierrainsightsangha.com

May 15 - 21 Insight Meditation Retreat (6 nights), 
At Angela Center in Santa Rosa, CA - sponsored by Spirit Rock
Taught with John Travis & Mary Grace Orr
Website: www.spiritrock.org

June 2-11:  Insight Meditation Retreat (9 nights), Nevada City, CA  (Mountain Stream Meditation Summer Reteat)
"Awareness Practices (MahaSati) from the Thai Forest Tradition"
Registration opens January 23, 2016.
Contact:  jenna@mtstream.org
Pre-requisite: of At Least One 7 night Insight Meditation Retreat
+ the committment to stay 100% offline, off-phone during the entire retreat.

Saturday June 17 Daylong, 10am-5pm
Nevada City Insight Center
Website: http://www.mtstream.org/meditation-retreats/

Saturday June 24 Daylong 10am-5pm
Sacramento, CA
Website: www.sactoinsight.org (Sacramento Insight Meditation)

July 6-9 Insight Meditation Retreat (3 nights)
Asheville, North Carolina - sponsored by Asheville Insight
"Embodied Heart-Full Awareness"
Taught with Ronya Banks
Website: http://www.ashevillemeditation.com

July 11 - 16 Insight Meditation Retreat (5 nights), Garrison Institute, NY
"The Outer Reaches of Insight" (will include Awareness/MahaSati practice influenced by the Thai forest tradition)
Taught with Josh Korda  
Website: www.dharmapunxnyc.com
Registration at Garrison: https://www.garrisoninstitute.org/event/josh-korda-and-heather-sundberg-the-outer-reaches-of-insight/

July 28 - August 2:  Embodied Awakening (1st Foundation of Mindfulness), 5 nights
Held at Cloud Mountain in Washington State
Website: http://cloudmountain.org/retreats?retreat=22

**** September 5 - 10 Heart Practice Retreat in Holland with Heather!
Held at a beautiful retreat center in the Tibetan tradition.  Come join us!
This retreat is taught in English.
Contact:  Margreeth at mvdoord@quicknet.nl; or contact Heather.
Website: www.leven-in-aandacht.nl

October 6 - 13 Insight Meditation Retreat (7 nights), Indiana at Oakwood Retreat Center
"Awareness Practices (MahaSati) from the Thai Forest Tradition"
Website: www.tristatedharma.org/

Friday Night October 13th Public Talk at 7pm in Cincinnati, Ohio
       For the B12 community.
Saturday October 14th Half Daylong 9:30am - 12:30pm
       All welcome to attend.
Website: http://cincinnatidharma.org

Saturday October 28 Daylong, 10am - 5pm
Chico, CA
Contact:  Bhakti, bhakti.metta<at>gmail.com

November 3-12:  Insight Meditation Retreat (9 nights) at Angela Center in Santa Rosa, CA
"Doorways into Awareness" (includes MahaSati)
Taught with John Travis - sponsored by Mt. Stream Meditation
Registration opens June 1, 2017
Website: http://www.mtstream.org/meditation-retreats/

Sunday November 19 Daylong, 10am-5pm
Sacramento, CA
Website: www.sbmg.org (Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group)

December 18-23:  Solstice Insight Meditation Retreat (5 nights), SRMC
Taught with John Travis & Donald Rothberg
Website: https://www.spiritrock.org/retreats


What might you expect at a Residential Retreat?

Attending an annual or biannual insight meditation retreat can be a wonderful support to deepen and enliven your practice. Residential retreats range from 3 – 10 days, and a few retreats are 30 days or more. Retreats are appropriate for both beginning and experienced meditators. A typical daily schedule starts at 6am and ends at 9:30pm, and is spent in silence with alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation. To support your practice and learning there are daily meditation instructions, time to ask questions and dharma talks. Every couple of days there is time to meet with the teacher, either individually or in groups. Meals are vegetarian and are prepared with health and nutrition in mind. Being supported by the group, the schedule, the silence, and meditation instruction are helpful for calming the mind, opening the heart, and deepening in insight.


What might you expect at a Daylong?

Attending a monthly daylong provides you with a day of quiet time for yourself amidst your busy life.  Daylongs typically begin between 9-10am and last until 5pm. Alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation with instruction, dharma talks and discussion allow you to connect more deeply with the teachings and meditation practice.