Meditation Retreats


(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.

  • 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…
  • $695
    Winter Wonderland Yoga Retreat – Dec 2017
    Dec 15, 2017 - 3 days
    Yoga, Wellness and Wine Tasting is the perfect combination to find more balance in your life, while also taking time for reflection, relaxation and holiday fun! At we approach the winter solstice and the year end, it’s a powerful time to set intentions for the new year through creative vision boarding, yoga and meditation, tuning in to our dreams, passions and potential. This retreat…
  • When mind is quiet, all is Self. When mind moves, the world arises. So be Still, throw away everything and be free. Papaji
  • Feb 12, 2018 - 57 days
    If you would like to immerse yourself in teacher training for almost 2 months then this is the course for you.  Book both your 200-hour and 300-hour courses at the same time and become part of our family. 200-Hour Course 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…
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    Retiro Hridaya de Meditación en Silencio de 3 Días
    Nov 30, 2017 - 5 days
    La inscripción en este curso es por donación. Fechas del curso: 1 al 3 de diciembre de 2017 Fechas del alojamiento: 30 de noviembre al 4 de diciembre 2017 El Retiro Hridaya de Meditación en Silencio de 3 Días es un curso-retiro intensivo de meditación diseñado tanto para aquellos que quieren probar una muestra de lo que sería un retiro de meditación como para quienes no disponen del tiempo…
  • Jan 21, 2018 - 8 days
    Join Renate and Jana on a magical and spiritual journey to the ancient roots of Yoga and Ayurveda in Palolem, GoaYoga and Ayurveda are the most ancient body-mind-soul experiences helping us to detoxify our body and mind, strengthen our body and restore our immune system. We receive balance and a holistic wellbeing that will lead us to a fulfilled and happy life.Yoga will be taught according to our…
  • $225
    Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 2
    Dec 4, 2017 - 25 days
    Course Fee: $225 USD (Accommodation and meals extra) Course Dates: December 12 – January 3 Accommodation Dates: December 11 – January 4 Building on the experience of Hridaya Module 1, Module 2 allows students the opportunity to dive even more deeply into the teachings and the beauty of the Consciousness of Oneness. Read more. Please note that registration in Module 2 is limited to…
  • $1895
    Bold Heart, Playful Spirit, Courageous Soul Yoga Retreat
    Mar 3, 2018 - 8 days
    Yoga• Adventure • Service • ConnectionJoin integrative/functional medicine physician and 500 RYT, Kay Corpus, MD for an inspiring springtime rejuvenating and restorative yoga and wellness retreat at a beachfront eco-conscious resort located on the Nicola Peninsula in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. In addition to local adventures and community service, each day includes two all-level yoga…
  • Feb 10, 2018 - 8 days
    During this 7-day retreat we can enter deeply into the gentle yet powerful practice of Loving Kindness.When our hearts and minds are filled with love we naturally experience happiness and well-being, yet many of us feel a poverty of love, which we may experience as either feeling unloved or not being able to love others as fully as we would wish.Loving Kindness meditation is a method that helps us…
  • Apr 7, 2018 - 24 days
    The 200 hours Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Courses in India offered by Abhinam Yoga School in Goa are suited for anyone who has a passion for Yoga, wishes to do an in-depth study of Asanas and Pranayama, Meditation and Yoga philosophy or would like to share the benefits of this practice with others should feel free to apply for this course. If you have been practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary…
  • $2477
    200 Hours Ashtanga and Vinyasa Teacher Training in Guatemala (March 2018)
    Mar 4, 2018 - 21 days
    Introduction: Are you interested in deepening your yoga practice and/or becoming a yoga teacher? Join the Doron Yoga & Zen Center's 200hr Teacher Training Course at Lake Atitlan in Tzununa, Guatemala! The curriculum includes asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, Ayurveda, food/nutrition, the yoga lifestyle, and more. Yoga Alliance RYT eligibility. Starting from $2,477…
  • Mar 31, 2018 - 8 days
    Dive Deep, Yoga Retreat ~ Lake Atitlan, GuatemalaMarch 31st-April 7th8days/7nights of Self exploration and healing through Yoga and Meditation located on the healing waters of Lake Atitlan at the Villa Sumaya Retreat Center!Lake Atitlan is natural energy vortex and a massive body water (thousands of feet DEEP in some areas)! It is claimed to be the most beautiful lake in the world. Located in the…
  • $335
    Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 1 Intensive
    Jan 8, 2018 - 25 days
    Course Fee: $335 USD (Accommodation and meals extra) Course Dates: January 9-31, 2018 Accommodation Dates: January 8 – February 1, 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 both a practical…
  • $1300
    Yoga is for Every Body
    Dec 18, 2017 - 6 days
    During this five-day retreat, we’ll use yoga, storytelling and nature to explore the stories we carry and create in our bodies.  We all carry the stories that were given to us, and we create more.  Given that we can empower our own stories, it’s odd how often we take on cultural definitions and identities.  By focusing on pleasure, power and practice, we’ll…
  • $1995
    3-day Eat Real to Heal: Revive + Renew Retreat
    Jan 5, 2018 - 3 days
    YOUR BODY IS YOUR LIFELONG COMPANION.It’s your home from the moment you’re born, through every single moment of your life.  Unfortunately, it’s a “home” that doesn’t always get the very best treatment.Environmental toxins in the soil, water, and air, processed food, stress at work, not enough movement, too much sitting in front of a computer screen—it all adds up.The…
  • $535
    Advent Directed Retreat Extended
    Dec 8, 2017 - 8 days
    A directed retreat at St. Raphaela Center is a time of quiet in order to enhance attentiveness to God’s voice within you and in your life. A reverent silence is maintained throughout the Retreat Center at all times including during meals. Each retreatant meets with his/her director daily for approximately 45 minutes. Our Spiritual Directors on staff will be conducting this 6-day…
  • $1045
    Great Eastern Sun, Windhorse, and Drala
    Jan 20, 2018 - 9 days
    The Sacred Path presents a vision of Shambhala as a living example of a sane society and introduces warriorship practices that extend the meditation training given in the first year of the Way of Shambhala. In particular, the Sacred Path introduces students to the first text of the Shambhala Terma, or treasure teachings. These treasure teachings present a societal vision and aspiration to help the…
  • $860
    Yoga & wellness
    Nov 2, 2017 - 6 days
    The package  includes the followingTransfers from Airport/ stationNon-Alcoholic Welcome Drink on Arrival1 Ayurveda / Wellness treatments (60 Mins) during the stayDaily Yoga / Meditation Session in the morning & evening3 Wellness training/ interactive sessions with lectures discussion.Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner One mountain picnicVisit famous Temple one hour drive on top of a…
  • $190
    Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 3
    Dec 4, 2017 - 25 days
    Course Fee: $190 USD (Accommodation and meals extra) Course Dates: December 4 – December 28, 2017 Accommodation Dates: December 3 – December 29, 2017 Module 3 of the Hridaya Yoga Retreat offers our students more refined tools to bring awareness of the subtle bodies, to quiet the mind and to expand the capacity of witnessing sensations, emotions, and thoughts. The teachings are mainly…
  • $1750
    Firefly Retreat | Antigua and Copan
    Feb 3, 2018 - 8 days
    Explore Latin America with us! Land in Guatemala City, Guatemala, and then we're headed straight to Antigua. We'll check into our hotel, just blocks from the main plaza of this beautiful UNESCO world heritage site. We'll have a day and a half to experience the blend of well-preserved 16th century culture and modern day Central American city life before we pack up to cross the border into…
  • Feb 12, 2018 - 29 days
    This residential 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course is a comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved program that runs over 4 weeks along with some preparation reading for you to have completed before you arrive at the village. The program is an intensive course that is presented with a progressive approach to yoga. Students should be prepared to be mentally and physically challenged. You will be…
  • Feb 12, 2018 - 10 days
    Nectar of Immortality Retreat The concept: We will combine the practice of the Mahamrityunjaya mantra which bestows longevity with a great medicine of Ayahuasca to aim for the longest and happiest and most fulfilling life.The retreats will be run in highly stimulating spiritual places.The group is limited to 6-8 people to guarantee the most intimate experience and full shaman's…
  • $735
    Happiness Retreat
    Dec 22, 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 21, 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…

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