Retreats

These retreats are open to community members as well as others who have had some experience with Buddhist practice and meditation. Each retreat offers an extended opportunity to settle the mind and body and open to the deep wisdom of human life. These retreats are excellent opportunities to strengthen and deepen the practice of presence, including benefiting from the support of others.

Day of Mindfulness

When: Saturday, Jan. 14, 9:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
Where: Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center
Fee: $30 (members $25). Includes 1 meal.
Description: Led by Joen Snyder O'Neal and Michael O'Neal.

This day will include sitting and walking meditation, yoga practice, body scan, and a Dharma talk. Includes vegetarian lunch.

Extended Day of Mindfulness

When: Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M.
Where: Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center
Fee: $40 (members $35). Includes 2 meals.
Description: Led by Joen Snyder O'Neal and Michael O'Neal.

This day will include sitting and walking meditation, yoga practice, body scan, and a Dharma talk. Includes vegetarian lunch and supper.

Weekend Sesshin

When: Friday, March 17, 7:00 P.M.-Sunday, March 19, 1:00 P.M.
Where: Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center
Fee: $60/ (members $50). Includes 4 meals.
Description: Led by Joen Snyder O'Neal and Michael O'Neal.

Sesshin means "to gather or collect the mind." Includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, formal meals, work practice, and chanting liturgy. Register at least one week in advance.

 

Registration Information

Early registration is encouraged. You may print and mail the registration form or register online  (in the Program Fees section).  If this will be your first sangha retreat with Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center, please call the Center in advance. Partial participation in multi-day retreats is possible–please call to discuss.