Meditation, Nature, and Awakening

  • Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center
  • durango, colorado, united states
  • Sep 20 - 26, 2019 (7 days)
  • Casita Supporting Rate - $840.00 Casita Actual Rate - $750.00 Casita Base Rate - $660.00 Yurt Supporting Rate - $840.00 Yurt Actual Rate - $750.00 Yurt Base Rate - $660.00 Tent Cabin Supporting Rate - $720.00 Tent Cabin Actual Rate - $630.00 Tent

About This Event

This retreat engages two powerful forces for happiness – insight meditation and immersion in nature. Insight meditation has been the key practice for accessing the profound wisdom of the Buddhist tradition for 2500 years. It is extraordinary in its simplicity, its lack of dogma and, above all, its results.

When we take the meditation practice outside, nature acts as a people whisperer, quieting the mind and gladdening the heart.  This deepens our meditation practice which, in turn, deepens our connection with nature. This leads to a surprising fulfillment in the simplest of pleasures – a dewdrop on an aspen leaf, a meadow shimmering in sunlight, the otherworldly bugling of an elk. All this sets the stage for the meditative insight that fosters letting go and true freedom of heart.

This retreat will combine traditional indoor meditation with meditation outdoors and mindful hikes (suitable for all levels of walking).  We will explore beautiful old growth forests during fall foliage time. Mindful exercises outdoors will engage the senses and reveal the unity of nature in and outside the body. The retreat is suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners. The retreat is held in silence.


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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

My last retreat at SMC was so inspiring and so relaxing. But i'd love to have more time there to spend at the Stupa, visit the Kami shrine, and generally interact with the beautiful enlightened society happening on that entire land. Brett
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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