These retreats are open to community members as well as others who have had some experience with Buddhist practice and meditation. Each retreat offers an extended opportunity to settle the mind and body and open to the deep wisdom of human life. These retreats are excellent opportunities to strengthen and deepen the practice of presence, including benefiting from the support of others.
Practice Period at Hokyoji
Seven-day practice period:
Monday, Aug. 30, 5:00 P.M.–Monday, Sept. 6, 2:00 P.M.
Friday, Sept. 3, 5:00 P.M.–Monday, Sept. 6, 2:00 P.M.
Weekend Sesshins at Compassionate Ocean
Friday, Sept. 24–Sunday, Sept. 26
Friday, Oct. 29–Sunday, Oct.31
Wednesday, Dec. 1–Wednesday, Dec. 8
Led by Joen & Michael O'Neal
These practice events will include sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma talk, body practice, and a work period. There will also be an opportunity to meet with a teacher.
Fee: $50 (members: $45)
Includes vegetarian meals. Register at least one week in advance online (Retreats are listed in the Retreats Fees section of the online form), or by calling the Center: 612-781-7640.
Mindfulness One-Day Retreat
This retreat is open to all current participants in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course. It is also open to graduates of past Total Dynamic Living courses on a donation basis. People not enrolled in a current course should call the Center in advance to reserve a space.
Saturday, July 24, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. (via Zoom)
Saturday, Nov. 6, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Enrollment for classes is limited, and early registration is encouraged. You may print and mail a registration form or register online.
Printable registration form (PDF) to print and mail.
Register online. The retreats are listed in the Retreats Fees section of the online form.