1) DAYLONG MINDFULNESS RETREAT AT JIKOJI ZEN CENTER (May 7th)
The day-long will offer a flexible schedule and an introduction to all the guided meditation practices covered in the traditional 8-week course. The day will be mostly silent (with plenty of guidance) and is suitable for experienced practitioners and complete beginners. Space is limited and sign-up is on a first-come first-serve basis.
Check-in: 9am - 9:30am
Retreat: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Location: Jikoji Zen Center - 12100 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95033
(Approx. 1hr drive on the 280 from San Francisco)
** contact firstname.lastname@example.org for carpooling options).
Overnight Accommodation: $35+ pp.
** Please bring your own lunch
Jikoji also have single, double and dorm rooms available for those interested in extending the retreat and staying overnight (Friday or Saturday). If this is something that interests you, you can reserve a room by contacting email@example.com.
Again, this retreat is open to the public – and to people who are new to meditation – so please don't hesitate to forward this on to anyone you think might be interested.
Finally, we also still have space in our August retreat at Tassajara. Information below:
2) UNPLUG & RECHARGE RETREAT AT TASSAJARA ZEN CENTER (August 12th - 14th)
The Unplug and Recharge Retreat is a 3-day retreat focused on how to live mindfully in the digital age. You can click on the link below to register. We have limited space available so accomodation will go on a first come first serve basis. This retreat is more expensive than our usual retreats due to the location, accomodation and meal costs etc (not included in the retreat fees). But, if you're interested (and/or know people who might like to come, it's a good idea to sign up soon). Feel free to forward this information onto others - Tassajara is a magical place with natural hot springs, mountains, trails, and amazing vegetarian cooking. The retreat will be pretty gentle (we'll be doing some practice together and there will be plenty of time off to just enjoy the place) beginners welcome :)
Dates: August 12th - 14th
Travel & Times: Carpooling and coaches available. You would need to plan to leave around 7am on Friday August 12th and would be back in the evening of Sunday August 14th.
Location: Tassajara Zen Center, 39171 Tassajara Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924 (approx 3.5hrs from San Francisco).
Cost: $180 (plus accomodation/meals)
** Space limited.