Walking the Path Toward the End of Life – A Daylong Retreat

Insight Santa Cruz 1010 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz, CA

Morning Session 9:30-12:15: We are all aware intellectually that we will die someday. But have we looked more carefully at our thoughts, feelings, and understanding of death? The morning program will consist of Buddhist teachings, reflections, and exercises that help us touch into the idea of our own death. Afternoon session 1:00-3:30: Death has a […]

By donation

The Healing Power of Innate Love & Wisdom: Meditations from Tibet for Westerners with Lama John Makransky

Insight Santa Cruz 1010 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz, CA

To be a healing and compassionate presence to others, we need to heal deep within. For that, we need to connect to a more open, unconditional part of our being, a basic kindness and compassion available in the background of our experience, in our basic awareness. In this retreat, meditation practices from Tibet are adapted […]

By donation

Bloom of the Present Meditating with the Redwoods Daylong Retreat

THE REDWOOD AMPHITHEATER Ben Lomond, CA

We will meet in a lovely natural amphitheater surrounded by redwoods in Ben Lomond. Enjoy a respite from your busy life and come to the sanctuary of the forest for a day of silence and insight meditation. We will allow the elements of nature to teach us about presence, stillness and ease. The day will […]

$40 – $60.

Bloom of the Present Meditating with the Redwoods Daylong Retreat – The Interconnected Thread of all Life: Beyond the Separate Self

THE REDWOOD AMPHITHEATER Ben Lomond, CA

This day of meditation in the forest will have a special focus on seeing beyond our self-occupations to experience the openness and wonder of the larger living worlds. Time in nature is the best way to experience the deep truth of interconnectedness and interdependence. We will meet outdoors in a lovely natural amphitheater surrounded by […]

$40 – $60.

Bloom of the Present Meditating with the Redwoods Daylong Retreat – Engaging with the Wild Elements of Nature

THE REDWOOD AMPHITHEATER Ben Lomond, CA

"Trees and vines can all reveal the true nature of reality." The Buddha repeatedly instructed his followers to go to the forest to meditate. On September 13th, we will do just that. Engaging directly with the wild elements of nature can reveal to us our own True Nature. We will meet outdoors in a lovely […]

$040 – $060.