7 day Unconditional self-acceptance Retreat

Event Highlights

  • This retreat is designed to help you connect with your deepest heart, the part of you that is wise and compassionate and always available once you know how to open to it.
  • These retreats are limited to one or two students, which makes for a intimate and personal experience. And allows you to go deeply into your process.
  • There will be 3 daily Dharma talks, 3 daily guided meditations, morning yoga, afternoon Chi Gong, daily nature walk, Dharma book study, self-practice, daily chores, and meetings with the teacher each day for guidance.


We start the day with a guided meditation, then we have breakfast. After a break we do some yoga. Then we will listen to a Dharma talk followed by a self practice. After lunch we will study and discuss the 7 elements of unconditional self-acceptance. Then we will have our Chi Gong class and meditation, followed by a Dharma talk and self practice. After dinner we will then go for an evening walk to the lake. Coming back we will have meditation before going to bed.

About This Event

The only difference between the life you are living and the life you want to live is the feeling of being appreciated, loved and accepted unconditionally.

This is a seven day retreat which starts on your schedule if time is available.

The main focus of this retreat will be on unconditional self-acceptance. Using 7 elements which include.

1. Being fully present (presence compass process)

2. Recognizing the pain body and not identifying with it (Insight Triangle and projecting)

3. Trusting that there is a deeper more wise and compassionate part of you (Deepest Heart or whatever you choose tp call it)

4. Commit to practicing unconditional self-acceptance (learning to let go of the judging comparing mind)

5. Use self-forgiveness practice regularly throughout the day

6. Use Deepest Heart dialog practice regularly throughout the day

7. Use gratitude practice throughout the day

This is an opportunity to leave the daily grind of modern day life behind. This is a time to go within to discover your inner landscape, and become intimate with yourself in order to open to insights which come through our focused practice. We will be cloistered for the time of the retreat. There will also be time to discuss the practices each day.

It is held in the beautiful Mexican village of San Antonio at Lake Chapala. Which is one hour from the city of Guadalajara Mexico.

"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

What's Included

  • Included in this retreat is a comfortable room, 3 vegetarian meals.

What's Not Included

Airfare is not included, or taxi service to airport

Venue Highlights

San Antonio Lake Chapala is next to the beautiful largest lake in Mexico. It is full of wildlife in a park setting.


We offer two private rooms.


  • Towels
  • Coffee/Tea

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


All meals are vegetarian or vegan. We will have a variety of delicious meals each day.
Menu for 8 day retreat
• Oatmeal with nuts and raisins
• Cold cereal and milk
• Fruit banana, papaya, and apples
• Toast and Jam and Peanut butter
• Tea and coffee

• Tacos- Corn tortillas, tomatoes, lettuce,
avocado, cilantro, salsa
• Sandwiches- P&J /or Brown rice and black beans with tortillas
• Veggie burgers tomatoes, lettuce, avocado
• Potato / Carrot / onion soup with brown rice

• Veggie Lasagna
• Stir fried brown rice, w/curry
• Tacos- Corn tortillas, tomatoes, lettuce,
avocado, cilantro, salsa
• Veggie burgers tomatoes, lettuce, avocado
• Quinoa with lentils
• Pasta, Italian seasoning, veggies, garlic, tomato sauce or Pesto sauce
• Potato / Carrot / onion soup with brown rice

• Tea and coffee Soy milk, Almond milk, 2% milk


You fly into Guadalajara International airport. We will pick you up there.
San Antonio is a small town located on Lake Chapala.

Dharma gratitude Meditation non-dual self-acceptance vegetarian

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