3-Night Residential Retreat Thursday, June 11 - Sunday, June 14, 2020
Renzi Zen monk Soken Danjo, "Danjo San" from his Monastery near Hiroshima, Japan returns to Santa Barbara for the eighth year, and the fifth year co-teaching with Radhule Weininger, the Heart of Mindfulness Meditation Retreat. Danjo San graces us with a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony and sings The Heart Sutra as part of the long weekend. The daily rhythm of this retreat involves traditional instructions with a spirit of loving-kindness, alternating periods of sitting and walking meditations, Dharma talks, teacher interviews, and rest periods. The retreat emphasizes cultivating a calm mind and a kind heart towards ourselves and others while cultivating loving awareness and compassion in a safe and joyful container.
This retreat is suitable for your first retreat or a great way to renew your practice.
Held at the beautiful Mount Calvary Monastery Guest House, set in the hills of Santa Barbara, the grounds offer a large terrace overlooking Mission Canyon and landscaped grounds including a labyrinth. The accommodation is mostly in double rooms with shared baths for a maximum of 24 guests. There is a sizable meeting room, and a smaller library and a hospitality area stocked with a refrigerator, microwave, sink, and supplies for making coffee or tea and where the Monks will provide morning coffee. More information on Mount Calvary can be found on the Residential Retreats page.
Check-in between 3:30 – 5:30 PM on Thursday followed by and a light supper. Retreat ends after lunch on Sunday after lunch. No late arrivals or early departures. Rooms & Meals: Towels and bed linens are provided. Tasty and nutritious meals are served at breakfast, lunch, and supper with a vegetarian option at each meal. Special dietary needs cannot be accommodated.
Registration & Accommodation: Fees include your room, shared bathroom, bed linen and towels, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities. We are not able to accommodate commuters for this event.
$490.00 Triple Room (Women only)
$550.00 Double Room
$640 Single Room (Additional $50 Deposit)
Deposit and Payment: Your deposit of 350.00 is required to hold your space. Full payment is due on or before May 10, 2020.
Cancellation Policy: On or before April 16th we will refund your deposit less a $100.00 fee. May 11 - May 28 we will refund your deposit less $150.00 Fee. June 10th or later: No Refunds or Credit. Fees are not transferable but if we can find someone to take your space we will refund all except the cancellation fee of $150.00.
We’re dedicated to creating a safe and welcome, open and equitable community that stands firmly against all racial, gender, economic, or religious bias. We want to provide everyone with opportunities to participate in our programs. Thanks to the generosity of others, we can offer Scholarship funds when financial support is necessary. Register and apply as early as March 1st. Scholarships are very limited for this retreat. After you register and pay your deposit of $150.00, and frunds becaome available, your scholarship wil be considered. If funds are not available or we cannot offer you enough funds, for a scholarship we will refund your deposit.