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.

  • $3395
    Moroccan Caravan
    Mar 4, 2018 - 14 days
    Attention writers and artists! Our creative adventure into the Moroccan desert will take you deep into the heart of Moroccan culture and into the essence of your creativity. Start a new project, revitalise an old one or simply capture the journey in your chosen art form. Add on an optional extra 5 day residency at an artist villa in Sefrou near Fez. We begin our creative adventure with two days…
  • $2350
    Soul Flow Alchemy Women’s Retreat
    Apr 11, 2018 - 11 days
    Soul Flow Alchemy Women’s Retreat Birthing Your Inner Bliss EMBARK on a 10-day sacred Soul Flow journey to alchemize your life, nurture your soul, and birth your deepest inner bliss in one of the most exotic and sacred spots in the world. Immerse yourself in a unique program weaving yoga, dance, flow arts, and ritual while forming meaningful bonds with inspiring women that will last a lifetime.…
  • $742
    VARANASI – Maha Shivratri Shiva/Shakti Tandava; Ganges Bhakti Prana Vinyasa Teacher Immersion
    Feb 9, 2018 - 7 days
    NOTES Feb 9-15th (6 nights) Varanasi – Maha Shivratri Shiva/Shakti Tandava; Bhakti Prana Vinyasa Teacher Immersion Hotel Ganges Upstairs rooms 8000rps = 124.00 – Downstairs rooms 5500 rps = 85.00 3 room with 2 bed & 1 room Double bed =====Ground floor. (4) 3 Room with 2 bed & 5 Room Double bed ====Upper floor. (8)   Total 12 rooms. Kerala ShivaShakti Rejuvenation Retreat…
  • $1599
    New Moon Awakening Wellness Retreat
    Mar 17, 2018 - 8 days
    NEW MOON AWAKENING WELLNESS RETREAT Dream BIG, Renourish and tap into the field of all possibilities! Since ancient times, the ritual of the New Moon has been a time to go within and recharge and reset our mind, body and spirit. A time for rest and reflection before the new cycle begins. A time to get in touch with our higher selves, awaken our deepest desires and let go of what ever isn’t…
  • Mar 12, 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…
  • $990
    Le Temps des Fêtes à l’Ashram / Happy Holidays at the Ashram
    Dec 22, 2017 - 12 days
    There is a special kind of beauty and inspiration at the Yoga Camp during the holiday season as we celebrate the joy of the coming year in a meaningful way with twice daily yoga classes and meditation, carol singing, sleigh rides, bonfires, vegetarian feasts, New Year’s resolutions, skiing, wood-fired sauna, sacred music workshops and much more!
  • $3950
    Bikini Bootcamp Feb 3 – Feb 9
    Feb 3, 2018 - 7 days
    A TUNE-UP FOR THE MIND, BODY & SPIRIT Bikini Bootcamp is a tune-up for the mind, body, and spirit. It is an adventurous fitness and yoga holiday that will send you home looking and feeling better than when you arrived. Our program is designed to help guests reconnect to themselves and nature through a combination of exercise, healthy eating, adventure, yoga, relaxation, and pampering. ALL…
  • $357
    Laurelwood Birthday Celebration Weekend
    May 4, 2018 - 3 days
    Laurelwood Birthday Celebration Weekend! This uplifting retreat and family fun weekend is open to all, newcomers (like our First Timers Weekend) and long-time devotees. A great way to experience and enjoy Ananda, see what Laurelwood has to offer and be in the company and satsang of joyful truth seekers. We will be exploring, also, the next steps in the new Ananda Community at Laurelwood, which is…
  • $2950
    200hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher Training
    Mar 12, 2018 - 26 days
    The Kranti Yoga Teacher Training course is a comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved 200hour program that runs over 3.5 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…
  • $990
    Gaia Tree Group Retreat 10th – 17th February
    Feb 10, 2018 - 8 days
    Dear friend You are invited to join us for a week of deep healing and cleansing at Gaia Tree Center in the Amazon rainforest of Peru. Our intensive week-long retreats provide an opportunity for you to connect with the spirit of ayahuasca for the purposes of healing and spiritual growth. The sacred medicine of Ayahuasca is the world’s most holistic natural medicine. It works on all aspects…
  • $1469
    Spirit Medicine 2018
    Apr 20, 2018 - 4 days
    Led by resiliency expert Dr. Eva Selhub, this retreat will focus on healing the body by improving overall health and energy levels. Connecting traditional medicine and holistic medicine in a unique therapeutic model, Dr. Selhub will outline a clear path participants can follow to change and achieve resilience. Ultimately, you will leave with a new outlook on health and wellness and have a new…
  • Attempting to understand consciousness with your mind is like trying to illuminate the sun with a candle. Mooji
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    Winter Yoga Retreat at Sierra Hot Springs
    Jan 2, 2018 - 4 days
    Being Yoga has been holding retreats at Sierra Hot Springs since 2003. The Lodge and Springs are nestled on the edge of the wide Sierra Valley, at an elevation of 5000 feet. The main pool area has a dome with a steaming hot pool and two cold plunge tubs. Outside the dome is a small swimming pool with warm water, and a beautiful new sauna. On the other side of the lodge, out under the sky, there is…
  • Mar 12, 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…
  • $2550
    Bali Superfood Cleanse – 10 nights
    Mar 16, 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…
  • $1795
    The Sweet Life: A Costa Rica Yoga Retreat with Sara Lovelace
    Feb 24, 2018 - 8 days
    Join instructor Sara Lovelace for a week-long exploration of embodied presence and delightful living in one of the most beautiful places on earth. The lush, environmentally conscious Santa Teresa Boutique Hotel, Spa and Yoga Center provides the perfect home for daily outdoor vinyasa flow, yin, restorative, and meditation classes. We’ll journey into the sweetness of the natural world, and the…
  • $735
    Happiness Retreat
    Feb 2, 2018 - 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…
  • $2380
    Bali Fasting Detox – 10 nights
    Mar 16, 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…
  • $2053
    Bali Superfood Cleanse – 7 nights
    Mar 16, 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…
  • $1225
    Painting from the Heart and Soul Weekend
    Feb 21, 2018 - 5 days
    Unleash the Joy and Passion of your own Unique Expression Discover the bliss of losing yourself in the vibrant flow of creative energy and creative process.  Register by Jan 15 to receive $20 off! This full-immersion ‘energy flow’ painting workshop retreat near a Portland, Oregon hosted by Ananda Laurelwood, a community founded on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda author of spiritual…
  • $1904
    Bali Fasting Detox – 7 nights
    Mar 16, 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…
  • $2050
    Gokul Yoga 200hr TTC Oahu, Hawaii
    Apr 30, 2018 - 13 days
    Join us on the beautiful island of Oahu as Gokul Yoga comes to Hawaii for the first time! The training is located on Rocky Point beach on the idyllic North Shore with indoor and outdoor practice space and a short walk to the ocean. The area is scattered with lovely beachside rentals, a walking path, nearby grocer, food trucks, hiking trails, pristine beaches and an experience of a lifetime to…
  • $1650
    Eight Day Ayahuasca & Yoga Rejuvenation Retreat – $1650
    Apr 22, 2018 - 8 days
    REFRESH AND RESET In collaboration with the Ayahuasca Foundation, Katie Johnson (200 RYT) will be leading a guided retreat deep within the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve in Peru. The 8 day rejuvenation retreat is a unique way to make profound changes from the surface to the core in a short amount of time. Retreat participants spend 6 days at the Riosbo Ayahuasca Research Center (plus 2 days…
  • $335
    Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 1 Intensive
    Feb 19, 2018 - 25 days
    Course Fee: $335 USD (Accommodation and meals extra) Course Dates: February 20 – March 14, 2018 Accommodation Dates: February 19 – March 15, 2018 The Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 1 Intensive is a holistic course that creates the conditions for the revelation of our real nature, the Spiritual Heart. It is a life-changing journey in which fundamental spiritual topics are introduced in…
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