The Buddha lived and taught outdoors, and most of the traditions of Buddhism were developed in nature. Mindfulness and silence deepen our experience of nature and beauty, while intimacy with plants, animals and the elements enhance our sense of oneness. On the longest days of the year, join us to hike, meditate, and experience the Dharma unfolding naturally.
This silent meditation retreat is for anyone with a desire to go deeper in their practice, from beginners to experienced meditators. The retreat will include instructions and sitting and walking (hiking) meditation, dharma talks, and small group meetings with the teachers. The retreat will be at the new Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center, which has beautiful hiking trails and amazing views of Indian Peaks. Lodging options include camping, shared, or private rooms. Delicious vegetarian meals are provided.
The retreat is focused on practice in nature. There will be sunrise and sunset sits, sitting and hiking in nature, meditation instructions, your choice of day hikes into some beautiful areas, free time, Q&A, and group practice discussions. Evenings include an after dinner sit and Dharma talk around the campfire. The tone of the retreat is relaxed, with a focus on continuous mindfulness and enjoyment of nature. The retreat is appropriate for all levels of experience, including total beginners.