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Silent Retreat

September 9-16, 2019
Crestone Mountain Zen Center
Crestone, Colorado
USA 81131

Registration is currently open.

A $550 deposit will reserve your seat with balance of $535 payable on the first day of retreat.

 


CAMPING: PLEASE CHOOSE THIS OPTION IF YOU ARE CHOOSING TO STAY ON-SITE, EITHER IN A ROOM OR CAMPING. The price of this retreat is $1,085. A deposit of $550 is charged upon registration with the balance of $535 paid in person on the first of the retreat, during sign-in.  You may also opt to pre-pay the balance by using the Make A General Donation button on the Donate page. This includes all meals and facilities.

 

OFF-SITE: PLEASE CHOOSE THIS OPTION IF YOU ARE PROCURING YOUR OWN OFF-SITE LODGING. The price of this retreat is discounted to $935. A deposit of $385 is charged upon registration with the balance of $550 due on the first of the retreat, during sign-in. You may also opt to pre-pay the balance by using the Make A General Donation button on the Donate page. This includes all meals and facilities.

Please go to our Resource page to see Crestone lodging options. Or you may find more options on AirBnB.


The Crestone Mountain Zen Center invites you to contribute to their "Zero Carbon Campus" campaign at 3% of your cost of retreat = $32.55.

 

This potent 7-day Silent Residential Retreat will be held at the Crestone Mountain Zen Center in Crestone, Colorado, USA. The Zen Center is located at 8,400 feet in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, surrounded by piñon pine and juniper forest, a perfect setting for silent retreats. Check our resources page for more information about Crestone and accommodation options for early arrival.

“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.” - Sharon Landrith

Accommodation

Accommodation is dormitory-style with 2-3 people sharing a room. You may choose to camp or procure off-site lodging. See pricing at the top of the page.  

Schedule & Activities

Each day includes 6 periods of meditation in the Silence of the Zendo.

We gather in the dome for Guided Meditation and Satsang, as well as an opportunity for questions in an intimate and safe environment.

The days begin at 7:00am and end at 9:30pm. One day will be a self-retreat day.

Meals

You’ll be served three delicious vegetarian meals daily.

Gluten free, lactose free and soy free options are available. Special diets are included in the total cost. Check out the cuisine provided by Crestone Mountain Zen Center.

Donations & Other information

Dana (donations) to Sharon are accepted with much gratitude. Dana, in the Buddhist tradition, is the practice of generosity. It is the movement to give without anticipation of anything in return and as such, is given from the heart. Your generosity is a gift that supports not only the teacher, but the Sangha and your own practice as well. You might say that it is the ultimate gift.

In-person sign-in will be at 4pm on September 9.

The retreat ends with lunch at 1pm on September 16.

In preparation for this retreat, please watch: Jumping Into Dissolution Part I and Jumping Into Dissolution Part II.

Refund Policy

31 days or more before the retreat there is a $50 cancellation fee.

30 days or less before the retreat: no refund available.

Travel and Alternate Lodging

The closest airport is Alamosa (ALS), which is one hour drive from Crestone. Denver airport (DIA) and Albuquerque airport (ABQ) are both about 4 1/2 hours drive from Crestone. If you wish to inquire about car-pooling or offer it, please contact Clear Light Sangha. Bus service from Denver is available to Moffat, CO, which is 12 miles from Crestone. For more information, check out our Resources page.

 

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Mid-Winter Silent Residential Retreat

Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2019
Blazing Mountain Retreat Center
Crestone, CO

450.00
Add To Cart

step #1: you pay the $450 retreat fee here (use the "add to cart" button above)

step #2: come back to this page and press this link.  you will be taken to the dharma ocean website to select and pay for your lodging and Food (a separate fee you pay directly to the retreat center.)

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. 

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."  - Sharon Landrith
 

Schedule:

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.

Wednesday, 2/27:  Registration at 4:00pm.  Orientation and Retreat Opening 4:00 - 9:00pm.

Thursday, 2/28 - Saturday, 3/2:  9:00am – 9:00pm.

Sunday, 3/3:  9:00am – 1:00pm. Closing of Retreat after lunch.

Meals:

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.

Cost:

$450 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.

Accommodations:

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.

Travel:

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.