Meditation Retreats

Meditation is the practice of settling the mind and allowing the natural clarity of awareness to dawn. This clarity is often obscured by our habits, fear, and speed. When we lean into our minds and look closer, we discover an unshakeable ground of goodness, wisdom and compassion. Like looking at a muddy glass of water, if you place it down and allow it to settle, the sediment will relax to the bottom and the innate clarity of the water will be revealed.  

In the West, we are seeing a surge of scientific research on mindfulness and meditation is becoming more and more commonplace.  Research on meditation has shown that it is an effective for mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, and greatly reduces the physiological impacts of stress. Think of it as mental hygiene.

Beginner Meditation Retreats

IIt does not matter whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced retreat-goer, meditation retreats have something to offer everyone. The present moment waits for you to be ready to meet it fully. Whether you’re looking for beginner meditation classes, vipassana, zazen, transcendental meditation or silent meditation -  there is a perfect retreat awaiting you! In fact, there is most likely a meditation retreat in your local area. On the other hand, if you feel like you need an escape from your busy life, a  ‘meditation vacation’ may be just what you need. There are an abundance of retreats in exotic locations for you all around the world

Some of the most popular meditation resorts are located in Dharamsala, India, Surat Than, Thailand and Colorado and Vermont, USA.

  • $650
    Essentials of Meditation Retreat
    Feb 18, 2018 - 6 days
    The stresses of modern society are intense—affecting both our mental and physical health. Meditation is now accepted, even in the mainstream, as a powerful tool to counteract this negativity. Come and join us for a five-day meditation immersion program. The course will cover all aspects of the theory and practice of meditation including daily meditation practices, group chanting, concentration…
  • $640
    Lovingkindness Meditation Retreat
    Apr 6, 2018 - 3 days
    Join us for a weekend of Lovingkindness meditation instruction and practice. We will spend 3 days together learning lovingkindness mediation and directing it toward ourselves and others.  This practice allows us to shed old defenses and protective mechanisms, and come in contact with the full potential of the human heart.  We learn to explore ways to stay open even in the face of anger,…
  • $260
    10-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat
    Apr 26, 2018 - 12 days
    Course Fee: $260 USD (Accommodation and meals extra) Course Dates: April 27 – May 6, 2018 Accommodation Dates: April 26 – May 7, 2018 The Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat is a unique 10-day immersion experience which focuses on accessing our real and essential nature, the supreme and divine Self, atman, through an artful integration of meditation and yoga techniques. During the…
  • $735
    Meditation Retreat
    Dec 29, 2017 - 3 days
    Welcome to the Meditation Retreat!   Many people have an interest in meditation and its benefits, but find that attempts to focus and concentrate the mind are difficult, if not impossible. What’s needed is a meditation that utilizes the natural tendencies of the mind rather than trying to subdue it. During this course you’ll learn an ancient practice that allows the conscious mind to settle…
  • Become more interested in what is than what could be. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
  • $1500
    28 Days Meditation Teacher Training India
    May 1, 2018 - 28 days
    300 Hours / 28 Days Meditation Teacher Training Rishikesh IndiaShree Mahesh Heritage ,Govt of India registered Meditation school conducts various level meditation retreats,beginner courses and teacher training program at Rishikesh,India.work therapeutically one-on-one and in groupsspeak convincingly to the medical community about Meditation therapy and your unique skillsunderstand the crisis…
  • $650
    Essentials of Meditation Retreat
    Apr 15, 2018 - 6 days
    The stresses of modern society are intense—affecting both our mental and physical health. Meditation is now accepted, even in the mainstream, as a powerful tool to counteract this negativity. Come and join us for a five-day meditation immersion program. The course will cover all aspects of the theory and practice of meditation including daily meditation practices, group chanting, concentration…
  • $650
    Essentials of Meditation Retreat
    Mar 18, 2018 - 6 days
    The stresses of modern society are intense—affecting both our mental and physical health. Meditation is now accepted, even in the mainstream, as a powerful tool to counteract this negativity. Come and join us for a five-day meditation immersion program. The course will cover all aspects of the theory and practice of meditation including daily meditation practices, group chanting, concentration…
  • $735
    Meditation Retreat
    Feb 2, 2018 - 3 days
    Welcome to the Meditation Retreat!   Many people have an interest in meditation and its benefits, but find that attempts to focus and concentrate the mind are difficult, if not impossible. What’s needed is a meditation that utilizes the natural tendencies of the mind rather than trying to subdue it. During this course you’ll learn an ancient practice that allows the conscious mind to settle…
  • 2720
    Meditation Teacher Training Course
    Sep 16, 2018 - 29 days
    Our Meditation Teacher Training Course (MTTC) is designed first and foremost for the spiritually oriented student who is keen to uncover the mysteries of his or her own mind. This course was personally crafted by our school’s founder, Somananda, a self-realized yogi and advanced teacher of meditation, Yoga, and Tantra. His spiritual achievements are a testament to the successes our…
  • $260
    10-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat
    May 31, 2018 - 12 days
    Course Fee: $260 USD (Accommodation and meals extra) Course Dates: June 1-10, 2018 Accommodation Dates: May 31 – June 11, 2018 The Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat is a unique 10-day immersion experience which focuses on accessing our real and essential nature, the supreme and divine Self, atman, through an artful integration of meditation and yoga techniques. During the retreat, we address…
  • $260
    10-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat
    Jul 5, 2018 - 12 days
    Course Fee: $260 USD (Accommodation and meals extra) Course Dates: July 6-15, 2018 Accommodation Dates: July 5-16, 2018 The Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat is a unique 10-day immersion experience which focuses on accessing our real and essential nature, the supreme and divine Self, atman, through an artful integration of meditation and yoga techniques. During the retreat, we address broad…
  • Mar 11, 2018
    Open House Tara Mandala is open to the public several times each year. You are welcome to join us for a guided tour of our beautiful Retreat Center and Tara Temple, which includes a brief introduction to meditation with time for Q&A and a vegetarian buffet lunch. Please plan to arrive by 9:30am. All visitors must sign in at the office. The tour starts promptly at 10am and ends by 1pm, followed…
  • $105
    3-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat
    Apr 26, 2018 - 5 days
    Course Fee: $105 USD (Accommodation and meals extra) Course Dates: April 27-29, 2018 Accommodation Dates: April 26-30, 2018 The 3-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat is an intensive course designed both for those who want to have a first experience of a meditation retreat and those who don’t have enough time for a 10-day retreat. Read more. Schedule Orientation & Registration: Please plan…
  • $650
    Essentials of Meditation Retreat
    May 20, 2018 - 6 days
    The stresses of modern society are intense—affecting both our mental and physical health. Meditation is now accepted, even in the mainstream, as a powerful tool to counteract this negativity. Come and join us for a five-day meditation immersion program. The course will cover all aspects of the theory and practice of meditation including daily meditation practices, group chanting, concentration…
  • $395
    17-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat
    Mar 15, 2018 - 19 days
    Course Fee: $395 USD (Accommodation and meals extra) Course Dates: March 16 – April 1, 2018 Accommodation Dates: March 15 – April 2, 2018 For those who want to deepen the retreat experience, Sahajananda offers this advanced retreat once per year. It creates the conditions for even deeper insights in which Awareness, Compassion, Beauty, Love, Bliss, and Freedom can be revealed. It will…
  • $260
    10-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat
    Aug 9, 2018 - 12 days
    Course Fee: $260 USD (Accommodation and meals extra) Course Dates: August 10-19, 2018 Accommodation Dates: August 9-20, 2018 The Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat is a unique 10-day immersion experience which focuses on accessing our real and essential nature, the supreme and divine Self, atman, through an artful integration of meditation and yoga techniques. During the retreat, we address broad…
  • $105
    3-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat
    May 31, 2018 - 5 days
    Course Fee: $105 USD (Accommodation and meals extra) Course Dates: June 1-3, 2018 Accommodation Dates: May 31 – June 4, 2018 The 3-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat is an intensive course designed both for those who want to have a first experience of a meditation retreat and those who don’t have enough time for a 10-day retreat. Read more. Schedule Orientation & Registration:…
  • $105
    3-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat
    Jul 5, 2018 - 5 days
    Course Fee: $105 USD (Accommodation and meals extra) Course Dates: July 6-8, 2018 Accommodation Dates: July 5-9, 2018 The 3-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat is an intensive course designed both for those who want to have a first experience of a meditation retreat and those who don’t have enough time for a 10-day retreat. Read more. Schedule Orientation & Registration: Please plan to…
  • $40
    The Journey from Mindfulness to Pristine Mind Meditation
    Jan 30, 2018
    Pristine Mind meditation is a powerful form of meditation that comes from the Dzogchen tradition. During this special evening program, renowned meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will provide experiential guidance on how mindfulness and Pristine Mind meditation work in union to help us calm our agitated minds, uncover our naturally pristine state of mind, and learn to maintain an experience…
  • Apr 14, 2018
    Open House Tara Mandala is open to the public several times each year. You are welcome to join us for a guided tour of our beautiful Retreat Center and Tara Temple, which includes a brief introduction to meditation with time for Q&A and a vegetarian buffet lunch. Please plan to arrive by 9:30am. All visitors must sign in at the office. The tour starts promptly at 10am and ends by 1pm, followed…
  • 1888
    13 days life- changing yoga, meditation and sightseeing/healing retreat in Sacred Valley, Peru
    Feb 14, 2018 - 13 days
    I AM HONOURED TO INVITE YOU TO A SPECIAL RETREAT IN THE SACRED VALLEY IN PERU, IN THE MIDST OF THE MAJESTIC ANDES! Join us and our wonderful group for an adventure you will remember a long time!  Let us take you to the sacred inka ruins and strong energy places, join us to Visit Machu Picchu, the ancient city of light together!!!  EARLY BIRD 1888 USD - SPECIAL OFFER UNTIL…
  • $735
    Meditation Retreat
    Mar 2, 2018 - 3 days
    Welcome to the Meditation Retreat!   Many people have an interest in meditation and its benefits, but find that attempts to focus and concentrate the mind are difficult, if not impossible. What’s needed is a meditation that utilizes the natural tendencies of the mind rather than trying to subdue it. During this course you’ll learn an ancient practice that allows the conscious mind to settle…
  • $1895
    Journey Into Sacred Expression Women's Writing & Yoga Retreat -  Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
    Jan 27, 2018 - 9 days
    Find yourself in a magical, luxury setting at Villa Sumaya on Lake Atitlan. Practice meditation and yoga as we look out over lake and volcanoes. Gather for raw, intimate expression with brave and beautiful women in a sacred writing circle. Indulge in fresh, delicious meals. Relax in a hammock. Take a swim. Join candle-lit ceremony. Fall asleep to the lull of the lake beneath watch of the…
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