6/9/2019 11:00 AM
at Big Bear Retreat Center, (1000 Sugarpine Rd., Big Bear City, CA, 92314)
Come spend the week at the newly opened Big Bear Retreat center deepening your Insight meditation practice with other meditators. By bringing mindful attention to our moment to moment experience, we can learn to cultivate resilience amidst change and grow in awareness and love. We will focus on practices that quiet the mind and open the heart, supporting continuity of mindfulness and the unfolding of insight.
What to expect: The structure of this 6-night Insight meditation retreat includes time for sitting meditation, walking meditation, rest, mindful eating, and Dharma talks along with some instruction and guidance, and short individual practice discussion meetings to support you within the container of a silent retreat. This helps us to deepen our connection to our direct moment to moment experience, cultivate continuity of mindfulness, and awaken the heart and mind for greater ease, balance, and clarity in daily life. In addition, Gabrielle Hammond will be offering gentle Qi Gong movement practices accessible to all bodies and abilities daily.
We will tend to the heart and mind with compassionate mindfulness and strengthen our connection with ourselves and each other, with time for enjoying nature, deep rest, and practice in this beautiful setting.
Pricing: The price of the retreat includes accommodation for 6 nights and all meals for the duration of the retreat. We are committed to providing opportunities for all people to participate in our programs. We offer easy payment plans and reduced or waived fee opportunities.
There is special funding allocated to People of Color (POC), Queer people, folks with serious medical conditions, and young adults (age 18-24). Funding is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Financial support is budgeted per class, retreat or event and because of high demand, can run out quickly. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the price of the retreat covers accommodation, food, facilities, and other InsightLA expenses. To allow the teachers to continue their dharma work, support from the students is needed. There will be an opportunity to contribute at the end of the retreat to support the teachers.
Accommodations: More detailed information about the Big Bear Retreat Center will be sent to registrants as the date approaches.
There are a limited number of single rooms available with a shared bath. Otherwise the majority of the rooms are shared rooms with shared baths.
Yogi Jobs: Participation in this retreat will involve a light working meditation to support the community experience. When you arrive you will be assigned a daily task to complete with mindful attention. Please let us know if you have any physical challenges that might impact your ability to perform certain tasks. Please also bring long pants, closed toe shoes, and a shirt that you can change into in the event you are assigned a yogi job in the kitchen.
Meals: All meals will be vegetarian with vegan and gluten-free alternatives when applicable.
Cancellation Fee Policy:
April 1st - April 19th: $100 cancelation fee
April 20th - May 9th: $175 cancelation fee
May 10th - May 24th: $250 cancelation fee
May 25th or later: No Refunds or Credit Given
Space is limited, please be sure to sign up soon if you plan on joining us.
InsightLA is a community of people dedicated to maintaining a safe and welcome, open and diverse environment that stands firmly against all racial, gender, economic, or religious bias.