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.

  • $2300
    200 Hour YTT Intensive – July 1st – 28th, 2018
    Jul 1, 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,…
  • $225
    Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 2
    May 7, 2018 - 25 days
    Course Fee: $225 USD (Accommodation and meals extra) Course Dates: May 7 – May 31, 2018 Accommodation Dates: May 6 – June 1, 2018 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…
  • $2795
    SwellWomen Rote Island Surf & Yoga Retreat
    Jul 22, 2018 - 7 days
    Remote Island Paradise Are you ready to step back in time? To be transported to the untouched? To the Indonesia that once was? This is Rote Island. It lies at the southernmost end of the Indonesian archipelago, and most who go report an uncanny sense of peacefulness and a slowing down of time. The Lonely Planet guide describes it as, “A slender limestone jewel, with powdery white sand beaches…
  • $1485
    Ancient Lomi Lomi Retreat — Ireland
    May 26, 2018 - 2 days
    This Retreat will offer you an experiential discovery of the Ancient Wisdom awake inside your own cells.The way of being most of us have been taught in modern Western culture privileges the conceptualized knowing of the mind over the innate wisdom of the body.  On our retreats you will experience a profound shift in perspective that will bring you into deeper contact with Life and awaken a…
  • $335
    Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 1 Intensive
    Jun 11, 2018 - 25 days
    Course Fee: $335 USD (Accommodation and meals extra) Course Dates: June 12 – July 4, 2018 Accommodation Dates: June 11 – July 5, 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…
  • $190
    Hridaya Yoga Retreat: Module 3
    May 7, 2018 - 25 days
    Course Fee: $190 USD (Accommodation and meals extra) Course Dates: May 7 – May 31, 2018 Accommodation Dates: May 6 – June 1, 2018 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 based on traditional…
  • $500
    3-Day Akhanda Yoga® Retreat in Caroline, AB (Canada)
    May 31, 2018 - 4 days
    Join us at the scenic Sanctum Retreat for a rejuvenating, all-inclusive retreat amongst a community of other yoga enthusiasts. The Sanctum Retreat offers delicious vegetarian meals, comfortable accommodation and a vaulted hall for yoga during the retreat. To view their website please visit This retreat will include a variety of Akhanda (holistic) Yoga practices:  Classical…
  • $0
    Retiro Hridaya de Meditación en Silencio de 3 Días
    May 3, 2018 - 5 days
    La inscripción en este curso es por donación. Fechas del curso: 4 al 6 de mayo de 2018 Fechas del alojamiento: 3 al 7 de mayo 2018 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 suficiente para…
  • $1845
    The Ultimate Amalfi Experience: Discover, Explore, Renew
    Jun 23, 2018 - 8 days
    When you imagine Italy, you might picture the captivating landscape, the warmth of the people, the beauty of the culture, the food and wine. Practicing yoga might not be a part of that imagery but now it can be! Join Christine Noonan & Sarah Memme on this one-of-a-kind yoga retreat on the Amalfi Coast. During this week-long experience, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in your…
  • $4850
    7 Night Fitness and Wellness Retreat
    Jun 3, 2018 - 8 days
    Enjoy hiking adventures and “forest bathing” on trails in spectacular old growth forests to improve your cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength. Experience the awakening of your “blue mind” while participating in water sports and wave play. Enhance your immune system and feel the deep relaxation with yoga and mindfulness classes. Fuel your workouts with delicious whole foods…
  • $450
    2 Day Yin Yoga and Meditation Workshop
    Oct 19, 2018 - 2 days
    This yin yoga course will give you the knowledge and experience to conduct a safe and enjoyable yin yoga flow. Through the time spent with the facilitators, you will learn the dynamics, history, and philosophy of yin yoga. You will learn the foundations of yin yoga giving you a clear understanding of the basic science, as well as the general application of, and general alignment within, yin poses.…
  • $4450
    Four Week Ayahuasca Healing Empowerment Course – $4450
    Aug 5, 2018 - 28 days
    REPLANT YOUR SPIRIT Our premiere healing retreat is a four week Healing Empowerment Course, a program designed to provide the right tools to take your healing process into your own hands.  Course participants spend 4 weeks at the Riosbo Ayahuasca Research Center (plus 2 days in Iquitos) and attend 12 ayahuasca ceremonies led by a Shipibo maestro and our assistant healers. What we have…
  • $960
    Women’s Three Day Taster Weight Loss, Health and Wellness Retreat
    Aug 10, 2018 - 3 days
    Not sure whether you want to come on one of our longer Retreats? Why not come and ‘dip your toes in’  on one of our taster weekends away.Our Three Day Taster weekends focus on giving you time to unwind and relax with good, healthy food and nutrition. You start to experience the changes in your health and happiness that occur on our longer Retreats. Come on your own, or with a group of…
  • 1900
    Ayahuasca retreat Costa Brava Spain (Oct 2018)
    Oct 6, 2018 - 10 days
    Ayahuasca Retreats   CatalunyaCadaquesCosta BravaSpain10 daysThe group is limited to 6-8 people to guarantee the most intimate experience and full shaman's attention. Quality setting and accommodation.An Ayahuasca retreat is a life changing experience. You will have the opportunity to experience the Ayahuasca in a safe, professionally conducted way.Our ayahuasca ceremonies…
  • $735
    Meditation Retreat
    Nov 23, 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…
  • $608
    Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat:  Dec 2018
    Dec 28, 2018 - 3 days
    Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study. In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna (the Divine) is teaching and caring for his devotee Arjuna and giving him darshan (personal appearance). He removes all veils of delusion by explaining different paths of God realization. The love from God and reassurance of the Divine will help you to stop your anxious mind and discover a place of rest…
  • $125
    Beyond the Barriers: Awakening to Your Truth
    Jun 16, 2018
    IDEAL FOR: All levels including beginners “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi In this all-day retreat, we will explore universal fears that keep us imprisoned and often feeling stuck. We will discover how to bring a gentle, compassionate awareness to all the barriers that we may have built.…
  • $25
    Hermitage Retreat
    Apr 21, 2018 - 3 days
    After a common orientation, participants spend time in silence as they read, pray, meditate, and rest in the hospitality of the monastery. Guests enjoy a private room, prayer with the monastic community, lunch, and access to the monastic library, art exhibits, and grounds. Questions welcome. $150 includes lodging and meals Fri-Sun $25 for Saturday only, 9a-4p
  • $4850
    7 Night Fitness and Wellness Retreat
    Jun 10, 2018 - 8 days
    Enjoy hiking adventures and “forest bathing” on trails in spectacular old growth forests to improve your cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength. Experience the awakening of your “blue mind” while participating in water sports and wave play. Enhance your immune system and feel the deep relaxation with yoga and mindfulness classes. Fuel your workouts with delicious whole foods…
  • $3950
    Bikini BootCamp Jun 2 – Jun 8
    Jun 2, 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…
  • $1727
    Three Yana Retreat
    Jun 17, 2018 - 28 days
    The Three Yana retreat will cover the historical and contemplative development of Buddhism involving a combination of meditation practice and daily teachings. During each section there will be noble silence and six hours of practice per day as well as two hours of teachings by Tara Mandala Authorized Teachers. An optional oral exam will be given at the end of each yana. Lodging and meals between…
  • Jun 22, 2018 - 3 days
    Personally we cannot think of a more perfect combination than Yoga and Wild swimming. One of our philosphies is “be inspired by the beauty of nature”. What better way to connect with nature than to be in it.  We have been swimming wild for years so now its time to share that with you, as we mix it into one of our luxury yoga retreats. On this weekend you will be expertly guided to some of…
  • One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love. Sophocles
  • $735
    Happiness Retreat
    Jun 1, 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…

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