2017 Weekend Retreats

Unless otherwise noted, weekend retreats begin at 7 pm on Friday evening and end at 4 or 5 pm on Sunday afternoon.  They are not residential.  Housing for out-of-town participants is usually available upon request.

As presented on our Calendar and other pages, this list is color-coordinated to Buddhist lineage:  Zen teachers are listed in Black, Tibetan in Red and Insight/Vipassana in Blue.


and the
Ecological Challenge

Renown Buddhist scholar, author and Zen teacher


returns to lead a weekend retreat on
October 20th – 22nd

David Loy

The ecological crisis – which includes global warming but is much bigger than that – is the greatest challenge that humanity has ever faced. What does Buddhism offer that can help us understand and respond appropriately? And what does ecological crisis mean for how we understand and practice Buddhism (or any spiritual path) today? Among other things, we will reflect together on the parallels between our perennial individual predicament (according to Buddhism) and our collective predicament today. What does this all imply about how we understand the bodhisattva path? What does it mean to be an “ecosattva”?

David Loy speaks with the mind of a scholar and the heart of a bodhisattva. His work has placed him in the vanguard of the worldwide Ecodharma movement. Through books, lectures and meditation retreats he shows us how we may integrate our personal path of spiritual awakening with the environmental path of radical change. He helps us understand that by wisely engaging with the climate change controversies we are developing a spiritual strength that can transform our personal predicaments and liberate us from suffering. David’s message spans the breath of human culture to bring us up to date on what may be the greatest challenge in history: the socio-ecological crisis.  Loy is the author of A New Buddhist Path: Enlightenment, Evolution, and Ethics in the Modern World.

For more about David Loy, visit his website here.

Retreat Schedule:

Saturday, October 21st
Start: 9:00 am
Break: about 10:45am
Lunch:  12:30-1:45
Afternoon Session: 1:45 to 5:15pm
Break about 3:30
Evening session: 6:30-8:30pm the film Planetary (85 minutes)
Sunday October 22nd
Start: 9:00 am
Break: about 10:45am
Lunch:  12:30-1:45
Afternoon Session: 1:45 to 4:00pm



Save the Date!

Weekend Retreat

with visiting Insight Meditation teachers

Kamala Masters
and Bonnie Duran

Bonnie Duran

Kamala Masters


Friday, February 16th – Sunday, February 18th, 2018

The Friday evening talk is also open to the general public.  All are welcome.
More information and registration details for coming soon.