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Mid-Winter Silent

Residential Retreat

Feb 18 - 23, 2020

At Dharma Ocean in Crestone, CO

This Silent Retreat offers a profound opportunity to delve deeply into our truest nature. We rest as stillness and fullness through silent sitting, guided meditations and a safe and intimate forum of questions and response. This deep immersion in Silence comes to the foreground and lives our life consciously.


Price will rise to $575 on January 12, 2020:

Add To Cart

step #1: you pay the $575 retreat fee here (Click on the "add to cart" button above)

step #2: come back to this page about October 15 to select your lodging and food preferences which is an additional fee that goes directly to Dharma ocean, the retreat facility.   you will be taken to the dharma ocean website to select and pay for your lodging and Food.

This 5-day, Silent Residential retreat will be held at the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center, home of Dharma Ocean, in beautiful Crestone, CO. Blazing Mountain is a beautifully designed center with gracious and organized support for all guests.

Crestone is located at an altitude of 8,000 feet in Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Mountain range, surrounded by pinon pine and juniper forest, beautiful mountains, and spiritual centers. This lovely combination offers the perfect setting for this silent retreat. Check our resources page for more information about Crestone and accommodation options for early arrival. 



Each day includes a Satsang, a Guided Meditation and 5 periods of Silent sitting. There is also an opportunity for you to ask questions in a safe and supportive setting.

Tuesday, 2/18:  Registration at 4:00pm.  Orientation and Retreat Opening 4:00 - 9:00pm.

Wednesday, 2/19 - Saturday, 2/22:  9:00am – 9:00pm.

Sunday, 2/23:  9:00am – 1:00pm. Closing of Retreat after lunch.


You’ll be served three delicious vegetarian meals daily. In the Blazing Mountain kitchen, food is prepared in ways that are nutritionally balanced, beneficial to health and practice, and take into account all dietary preferences and restrictions. "Our relationship to the kitchen is as a space of practice, acknowledging the kitchen’s energetic and physical impact on participants, teachers, and the program container as a whole." 

You may request special diets and restrictions when you pay for your accommodations directly through Blazing Mountain.


$575 is the retreat fee. You will pay for your food/lodging directly to the Retreat Center.  Registering for the retreat is a 2-step process:

#1 - Register and pay the retreat fee by using the ADD TO CART button at the top of this page.

#2 - After registering, you will select and pay for food and lodging through this link. This guides you  to a Dharma Ocean webpage set up specifically for this purpose.  See the next section for more info.


Choose from the lodging options below. After registering for the retreat by using the button at the top of the page, your next step will be to select and pay for your accommodations through this link.

Single Room, Private Bathroom - Queen:  $795
Single Room, Private Bathroom - Full :  $755
Single Room, Private Bathroom - Twin:  $715
Single Room, Shared Bathroom - Full:  $675
Single Room, Shared Bathroom - Twin:  $595
Double Room, Private Bathroom - Twins: $555
Double Room, Shared Bathroom - Twins:  Dorm – 2 beds per room:  $455
Dorm – 4 beds per room:  $415
Second Person in Queen/Full:  $315
Commuter:  $187 The commuter option is available for Crestone permanent residents only.  It becomes available only after the first 25 residential retreatants register for rooms.

Refund policy: 31 days or more before the retreat: $50 cancellation fee. 30 days or less before the retreat: no refund of event fee.


The closest airport is Alamosa, which is a one hour drive from Crestone. Denver (DIA) and the Albuquerque, NM airport are both a 4 and 1/2 hour drive from Crestone. Daily bus service is available from Denver. A shuttle will be available for traveling from the Denver airport to Crestone.

Check our resources page for more information about travel options.

If you wish to inquire about car-pooling or offer it, please contact Clear Light Sangha.


For any questions or more information, please contact Clear Light Sangha. Office hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm MT.