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Retreats in Nature, Gathered in Community.
Big Bear Retreat Center is a restorative space for healing and creativity. We humbly offer a supportive environment to gather in community for movement, stillness and practice, trusting in the power of embodied mindfulness and authentic connection.

Just 2.5 hours from Los Angeles, a thousand acres of protected land as your home.
Big Bear Retreat Center offers nourishment, rest and spacious land to hold you. Our buildings are carefully tended, calm and comfortable. Rooms are simple, single or shared. We cook with foods that nourish. Our tranquil land, originally tended by the Yuhaviatam (“People of the Pines”), is nestled in 1,400 acres of ancient Juniper woodland to help you recollect and realign with what matters most.

We are committed to accessibility, omitting none.
Big Bear Retreat Center has faith in the power of belonging and generosity. We bring careful attention to our fees, and we’ll do everything we can to get you here. We honor and respect where you are in your life journey.

 

The campus is spread out with hiking trails that connect into the national forest.  It is about a mile from the town and Big Bear Lake. 

For more information visit bigbearretreatcenter.org/

 

1000 Sugarpine Road, Big Bear, CA


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Big Bear Retreat Center Restore & Rejuvenate: Self-Guided Retreats by Big Bear Retreat Center (various dates available through March)

Thursday
February 29, 2024

5 days 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT
Residential Retreats (Multi Day Retreat)

Experienced, Introductory

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Big Bear Retreat Center Restore & Rejuvenate: Self-Guided Retreats by Big Bear Retreat Center (various dates available through March)

Thursday
March 14, 2024

5 days 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT
Residential Retreats (Multi Day Retreat)

Experienced, Introductory

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Big Bear Retreat Center Restore & Rejuvenate: Self-Guided Retreats by Big Bear Retreat Center (various dates available through March)

Thursday
March 21, 2024

5 days 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT
Residential Retreats (Multi Day Retreat)

Experienced, Introductory

Big Bear Retreat Center BBRC Dharma of Desire Retreat

Big Bear Retreat Center (HYBRID: In-Person) Anger, Sadness, Compassion and Equanimity: Exploring Emotional Balance (by Big Bear Retreat Center)

Thursday
April 11, 2024

5 days 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT
Residential Retreats (Multi Day Retreat)

Experienced, Introductory

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Big Bear Retreat Center (HYBRID: In-Person) Deep Belonging: Connecting with Ourselves, Each Other, and the Natural World

Monday
April 15, 2024

7 days 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT
Residential Retreats (Multi Day Retreat)

Experienced, Introductory

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Big Bear Retreat Center Opening to Inner + Outer Change: A Life Balance Interactive Retreat

Thursday
April 25, 2024

4 days 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT
Residential Retreats (Multi Day Retreat)
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Big Bear Retreat Center Settling, Seeing, and Spacious Awareness

Wednesday
May 1, 2024

8 days 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM PT
Residential Retreats (Multi Day Retreat)
Openiong to Inner and Outer Change BBRC Big Bear Retreat Center

Big Bear Retreat Center Entering into the Silence of Recovery

Thursday
May 9, 2024

4 days 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT
Residential Retreats (Multi Day Retreat)

Big Bear Retreat Center The Ease of Letting Go

Tuesday
May 21, 2024

5 days 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT
Residential Retreats (Multi Day Retreat)
BBRC Big Bear Retreat Center Eating Deck Love and Rest Beth Sternlieb and Matthew Brensilver

Big Bear Retreat Center Equanimity + Metta: The Ground of Wisdom Meditation Retreat

Monday
June 3, 2024

7 days 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT
Residential Retreats (Multi Day Retreat)
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Big Bear Retreat Center When Awareness Becomes Natural

Monday
August 19, 2024

10 days 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT
Residential Retreats (Multi Day Retreat)
BBRC Heart Big Bear Retreat Center Celeste Young Phillip Moffitt

Big Bear Retreat Center Love and Rest

Wednesday
September 25, 2024

6 days 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT
Residential Retreats (Multi Day Retreat)
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Big Bear Retreat Center The Rhythm of Connection: Embracing Quietude and Mindful Communication (by Big Bear Retreat Center)

Wednesday
October 9, 2024

5 days 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT
Residential Retreats (Multi Day Retreat)

Experienced, Introductory

BBRC Heart Big Bear Retreat Center Celeste Young Phillip Moffitt

Big Bear Retreat Center The Sure Heart’s Release: Teachings and practice in the style of Mahasi Sayadaw (by Big Bear Retreat Center)

Monday
October 14, 2024

6 days 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT
Residential Retreats (Multi Day Retreat)
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Big Bear Retreat Center The Limitless Heart: Cultivating Metta in Turbulent Times

Wednesday
November 6, 2024

7 days 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT
Residential Retreats (Multi Day Retreat)
Big Bear Retreat Center BBRC Dharma of Desire Retreat

Big Bear Retreat Center The Dharma of Desire: From Longing to Loving Presence

Wednesday
November 13, 2024

5 days 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT
Residential Retreats (Multi Day Retreat)

Experienced, Introductory

Big Bear Retreat Center Evening Firepit Eating Deck

Big Bear Retreat Center Awake in the New Year: Setting Conscious Intentions for Ourselves and Our World (by Big Bear Retreat Center)

Monday
December 30, 2024

6 days 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT
Residential Retreats (Multi Day Retreat)

Experienced, Introductory

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