Dates: 3 or 5 days. Longer version: Friday, July 26 (dinner) – Wednesday, July 31, 2024 (lunch). Shorter version: Friday evening - Sunday afternoon.
Location: Big Bear Retreat Center in Walton, Oregon (40 minutes west of Eugene)
Lodging: Shared yurts, shared cabins, RV parking (w/o hook-ups), single sleeping huts, and plenty of camping spaces in the woods. Full-day commuting also possible.
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Supported rate/$525, Sustaining rate/$575, Supporting rate/$625.
This covers your stay (camping or lodging), the facility fee and 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day, plus tea/coffee and snacks, and the retreat itself/teacher's compensation. The cost is $75/day if commuting from town (no half days please).
"This retreat was incredibly healing, life-affirming, and peaceful. I feel like my soul has been recharged and it's really hard to put into words properly. I'm so thankful. I now have a clear way forward."
A Sample Retreat Schedule From Past Years
5am - wake up
5:30-6am – zen taiso (body exercise)
6-7:30am – chanting, meditation, and sanzen
7:30am – breakfast
8:30am – samu/work practice (outside on the center grounds)
9:45am – tea
10:15 – dharma talk and meditation
noon – lunch
1:30 – zen yoga
3pm – meditation
4 – tea
4:30 – meditation
6:30pm – dinner
7:30 – meditation/sanzen
9pm – yaza (night sitting)