The Mountain Hermitage will offer its first annual Two-Week Hermitage at the Columbine Inn from April 28, 2017 - May 12, 2017, and invites experienced practitioners to join us for this two-week period. A scholarship fund has been established to offer financial aid to those who would otherwise not be able to attend and to promote diversity. Applications and deposits are requested by March 15, 2017. Hermitage retreats are small and intimate - maximum of 16 people - so it is good to apply early.
The Mountain Hermitage offers a uniquely supportive space of solitude and silence for qualified individuals who wish to undertake longer periods of intensive meditation practice. This retreat will offer the opportunity for Vipassana/Insight, Brahma Vihara (Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy, and Equanimity) practice, and Samatha/Concentration in the lineage of Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw. In consultation with the teacher, students will decide upon a course of practice that may be directed specifically toward Vipassana, Brahma Vihara, or Samatha practice or some combination of the three.