Meditation Retreats

“meditation

(See also: Buddhism and mindfulness.)

Meditation is the cultivation of wholesome qualities of mind. It has as many forms as it does practitioners, yet it always involves liberation from suffering. In the West, we are seeing a surge of scientific research on mindfulness as an effective antidote for mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

Meditation retreats are for anyone. In a sense, it doesn’t matter whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced retreat-goer. The present moment waits for everyone—and it’s always fresh. As Osho says, “In meditation, once you are gone in, you are gone in.”

Whether you’re looking for vipassana, zazen, Transcendental Meditation, silent meditation, or just some beginner meditation classes, there are meditation retreat centres in your area (and in exotic locales) that should have just the meditation retreat that you are looking for.

  • $2300
    200 Hour YTT Intensive – Jan 7th – Feb 3rd 2018
    Jan 7, 2018 - 28 days
    Zen Den Yoga School is based in Boca Raton Florida offering 200 hour YTT Yoga Teacher training certifications. Besides our yoga teacher training course, we have a beautiful Yoga Retreat Center with on going retreats throughout the year. Zen Den Yoga School YTT 200hr programs provide everything you need in philosophy, anatomy, chanting, business, wisdom, sutras, kriyas, meditation, pranayama,…
  • $1895
    Coast to Coast Wellness Retreat
    Feb 1, 2018 - 12 days
    Join Sea & Adventures and Colibri Retreats on this unique adventure of combining the most comprehensive trip we offer with wellness activities including yoga, meditation and massage. This trip will give the traveler a real taste for the abundant wildlife, diverse ecosystems and unique history of Baja California Sur while enhancing your most inner well being.Full Description: Your first…
  • Nov 17, 2017 - 3 days
    A two night yoga and mountain biking retreat in the Lake District Gain clarity of thought and experience how yoga can enhance your biking. Each morning and evening practice yoga tailored for mountain bikers. Improve your mountain biking by looking after both body and mind. Enjoy guided meditation in the woods and delicious vegetarian food. Grizedale Forest offers a range of mountain bike…
  • $2550
    Bali Superfood Cleanse – 10 nights
    Jan 6, 2018 - 11 days
    Our Feel aLIVE Super Food Cleanse has been carefully formulated to provide your body the right amount of vitamins and minerals to completely sustain it, whilst giving your digestive system a rest.  We have incorporated delicious super food and raw liquid meals to alkalise your body, eliminate toxins from your liver, kidneys and lymphatic system, reactivate your nutrient status and support the…
  • $1600
    Body Balance Vitality Yoga Adventure Reteat
    Jan 26, 2018 - 8 days
    This all-Inclusive, very unique yoga adventure retreat offers much more than a vacation – the 9 days helps to open your heart, tap into your inner power and bring you new energy and vitality.  This is an opportunity to do transformational work and invest in your health and wellness while basking in the beauty of Costa Rica’s nature. Find more joy, more spontaneity and the will to…
  • $2380
    Bali Fasting Detox – 10 nights
    Jan 6, 2018 - 11 days
    Our Simply Renew program focuses on detox and cleansing through fasting. Whilst you are fasting (abstinence from food), your body will be purged of long-term accumulated toxins and acid wastes which are affecting its ability to absorb nutrients and potentially adding to dis-ease in your body. As the toxic load reduces the functioning of every cell in your body is enhanced, which makes Simply…
  • $1525
    Mindfulness, Meditation & Yoga Intensive - Byron Bay - June 2018
    Jun 1, 2018 - 6 days
    Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga Intensive is an opportunity to spend five days practicing yoga, meditation and mindfulness with a community of like-minded people.An immersion retreat like this is an opportunity to experience the life-enhancing benefits of living truly in the present and offers a quality of experience that deepens over time. When we allow ourselves this time, we gain insight into…
  • $2053
    Bali Superfood Cleanse – 7 nights
    Jan 6, 2018 - 8 days
    Our Feel aLIVE Super Food Cleanse has been carefully formulated to provide your body the right amount of vitamins and minerals to completely sustain it, whilst giving your digestive system a rest.  We have incorporated delicious super food and raw liquid meals to alkalise your body, eliminate toxins from your liver, kidneys and lymphatic system, reactivate your nutrient status and support the…
  • $1904
    Bali Fasting Detox – 7 nights
    Jan 6, 2018 - 8 days
    Our Simply Renew program focuses on detox and cleansing through fasting. Whilst you are fasting (abstinence from food), your body will be purged of long-term accumulated toxins and acid wastes which are affecting its ability to absorb nutrients and potentially adding to dis-ease in your body. As the toxic load reduces the functioning of every cell in your body is enhanced, which makes Simply…
  • $735
    Happiness Retreat
    Dec 15, 2017 - 3 days
    Live with Joy, Purpose and Confidence Within you lie vast, untapped possibilities waiting to be discovered.  Through The Happiness Retreat you’ll learn practical and powerful techniques that will enable you to gain a greater vision of who you are and benefit you for the rest of your life.  You will find yourself enabled to create a more joyous, purposeful life, and gain the confidence to…
  • Jan 16, 2018 - 50 days
    In this eight-week online Insight Dialogue course we will experientially explore The Seven Factors of Awakening. These factors: mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity, combine to offer the meditator a practical guide for the development of the mind. The potential fruit of this inquiry is a mind capable of insight and clear seeing (vipassanā). We will…
  • $1545
    Awake in Bali
    Mar 9, 2018 - 10 days
    Take 9 days in paradise to nurture yourself, connect with your inner-self, deepen your yoga and meditation practice and jump start a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset. Join us in Ubud, Bali from October 19-27, 2017.Feel good about your holiday. We will combine inner work through daily guided meditations, self-reflection, group discussions and yoga, along with guided tours of Bali’s most sacred…
  • This moment is my treasure house, filled with infinite potential to act, speak & think in a way that is good for myself & all beings.
  • $1395
    Recharge and Refresh
    Jan 7, 2018 - 8 days
    Recharge and refresh your mind, body, and soul during a week long yoga retreat with sisters Emily Lodge and Christina Plauche at Vida Asana Eco Lodge in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. We’re on ‘Pura Vida’ time here in Costa Rica, every day you get to sit back and relax or choose to go on an adventure! With twice daily yoga and meditation classes, oodles of times to relax at Vida…
  • Nov 24, 2017 - 3 days
    Suitable for those who are personally experiencing bereavement.Grief is a natural response to the ongoing loss we experience when someone close to us dies. In this retreat, using meditation and reflections, we will explore ways to be with our sorrow and to understand change and impermanence.The shock of separation and bereavement is often accompanied by feelings of intense sadness, distress or…
  • $1557
    Attain the Bliss of Happiness at Ananda Lahari Retreat 2018, Kairali
    Feb 7, 2018 - 8 days
    It is always refreshing to see someone laughing whole heartedly. A smile, twinkle in the eyes, glow on the face—and the world seems to be a better place to live. Laughter, happiness, contentment improves blood circulation by enhancing the intake of oxygen-rich air, which ultimately eases the way out for toxins from the body, stimulates organs, soothes tension and reinforces immune system. The…
  • $1550
    Soul Motion® Costa Rica: Relax into Being (2018)
    Feb 17, 2018 - 8 days
    Take time this winter for this mysterious event called you. Suffuse your body with breath and benevolence. In the sweetness of the tropical air, caress of a warm ocean, soulful community – allow your heart to rest. Conscious movement, deep yoga, inner inquiry, and meditation sessions will be offered each day on a spacious schedule. Together we will create a safe space to relax; move and be…
  • Jan 15, 2018 - 16 days
    The Kranti Yoga Teacher Training course is a comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved 100hour program that runs over 2 weeks in the beautiful Patnem Beach, South Goa. Although intensive, the course is presented with a progressive approach to Yoga. The course is a stepping stone to becoming a yoga teaching professional and the training itself will give you a solid foundation in Ashtanga and Vinyasa…
  • Jan 15, 2018 - 26 days
    The Kranti Yoga Teacher Training course is a comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour program that runs over 3.5 weeks in beautiful Patnem Beach, South Goa. Although intensive, the course is presented with a progressive approach to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. The course is a stepping stone to becoming a yoga teaching professional and the training itself will give you a solid foundation in Ashtanga…
  • $4295
    Nature and Nurture Galapagos Yoga Adventure
    Dec 2, 2017 - 8 days
    “If everyone were cast in the same mold, there would be no such thing as beauty.” – Charles Darwin This is no ordinary yoga retreat, it’s the trip of a lifetime! Envision a perfect balance of nature and nurture as we embark on this journey together. Accompanied by a certified Galápagos naturalist, our group will encounter many creatures unique to this tranquil, protected archipelago.…
  • Feb 25, 2018 - 8 days
    This retreat offers the perfect antidote to wash away the winter blues and enjoy the warmth of a sunny holiday with yoga to find your balance and recharge your body and mind.This special retreat week is in the Canary Islands, Spain. The Villa is located in Northern Fuerteventura, beautifully situated and nestled amongst the volcanoes with views to the sea in the small and tranquil village of…
  • Jan 14, 2018 - 6 days
    Yoga Sutra Shala is your Yoga Retreat Centre in Spain for learning Vinyasa Yoga. We pride ourselves on being the most unique yoga retreat centre in the world and giving you the best of what the world has to offer in terms of yoga, meditation, health, nutrition, organic food, relaxation, peace, mountain views, fresh air and everything else you can expect to find. From your first day here we want…
  • Dec 28, 2017 - 6 days
    RENEW & REWILDNew Year’s Transformation Retreat: December 28th-Jan. 2ndJoin Sacred Warrior founder, Vanessa Chakour along with incredible local teachers and healers for an adventure designed to deepen connection with yourself & living earth. You’ll stay at Hidden Garden, a quiet jungle eco-lodge and medicinal plant sanctuary in Puerto Viejo de Limon. Wake to the jungle symphony of…
  • $2450
    Live the Life of Your Dreams Retreat
    Jan 13, 2018 - 8 days
    Take your dreams and bring them into reality! Ever wanted to live more in alignment with your dreams? Living a life of your dreams is possible. I know because I am doing it! I want to share with you the experience and practices that have made my personal leap into bi-coastal living possible. During this post NYE workshop, you will be transformed by multiple and distinct influences.     The…
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