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  • Location Online
  • Experience Levels All
  • This class is a donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Date/Time Saturday, February 24, 2024
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM PT

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BBRC Logo Big Bear Retreat Center

Co-hosted by InsightLA and Big Bear Retreat Center

*For any questions or support for registering or preparing for this retreat, contact*


Saturday, February 24th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Registration closes February 23rd at 11:59pm Pacific Time

This half-day online retreat with be a condensed version of Donald’s regular teachings on Settling, Seeing, and Spacious Awareness that he has been offering since 2015. If you are considering the May retreat this is a great option.

Donald Rothberg and Tere Abdala will also offer an on land full retreat on this same topic, all are invited to attend that retreat as well. 

May 1 – 8, 2024
Settling, Seeing, and Spacious Awareness


More on what to expect from the practice:

 In this retreat, we practice with three fundamental forms of practice, in a way the treasures of Buddhist tradition—developing stability and concentration; cultivating deep insight (into impermanence, dukkha or suffering, and not-self); and opening to non-dual, luminous awareness.

Online Dana-based, pay at any amount above $0

At registration will receive a link with a landing page for the online community that includes the zoom and schedule information for the online component of this program, along with any other helpful tips before, during, and after your retreat. This link will be emailed to you again 24 hours before your retreat.

February 24th, 10am – 1pm (PST)
*zoom link and more information will be available 24 hours before the retreat

For any questions please contact or visit our website.

Cancellation Policy: Please visit our website for more on the cancellation policy for this retreat-

Dana-based In Person Retreat Cancellation Fee Schedule:

> 4 weeks   20%
<4 weeks    No Refunds

Donald Rothberg, PhD Visiting Teacher

Donald Rothberg, PhD, has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976, and has also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen, Mahamudra practice, the Hakomi approach to body-based psychotherapy, and the Somatic Experiencing approach to working with trauma. Formerly on the faculties of the University of Kentucky, Kenyon College, and Saybrook Graduate School, he currently writes and teaches classes,... Read more

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