December 2021

06Dec(Dec 6)2:30 PM11(Dec 11)11:00 AMMetta & QigongIn the Presence of Love 2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (11) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Vinny Ferraro; Bonnie Duran; Teja Bell Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Registration Closed. RETREAT IS IN SESSION

Dates: Monday to Saturday, December 6-11, 2021 (5 nights). Code 314R21.
Sliding Scale: $250-$1750, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

REGISTRATION OPENS Wednesday, August 25th 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time


This silent retreat will focus on cultivating the quality of lovingkindness (metta in Pali), infusing our hearts, minds and bodies with a strong caring wisdom. Awareness as developed through mindfulness practice leads to clarity, insight and understanding. Loving kindness practices open the heart, allow a kind embrace of ourselves, and connect us intimately with all of life. The fusion of these qualities helps us to respond more compassionately to the challenges that we encounter in ourselves and in the world.

Qigong is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. Qigong perfectly complements traditional sitting meditation practice and has a long and well-established history connected to contemplative traditions. On this retreat the loving kindness practices will be supported by periods of guided instruction as well as Qigong meditation, and regular meetings with the teachers. All are welcome to attend!

Scholarship offerings: In returning to the land, we will also be returning to our pre-pandemic scholarship options and policies. All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($50/night). While we are not able to offer “no one turned away”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings.

Hemera Fellowships – are you eligible? Learn more…

IMPORTANT – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats.


On-land Programs and COVID Safety Protocols. Learn More