September 16-23, 2023
Abiding as the Natural State

7-Day Silent Retreat With Sharon Landrith and Clear Light Sangha

Registration Payment Links

Register for Camping Option $1050

Register for Commuter Option $975

Register for Zoom Option $200

Abiding as the Natural State

“I do for myself, and highly encourage people who are waking up to this experiential sameness, this being that we all share, is to remove yourself from life periodically and go deep and be undistracted and just simply abide. Not meditation techniques so much. They help train the attention, but there's a certain point where you give up absolutely every technique you have ever received and just come back experientially and rest deeply and be filled and renewed and informed from the direct experience of your own nature. To me, that's what meditation is and that's what meditation retreats are all about.” - Sharon Landrith

More quotes from Sharon on this topic:

In primordial silence, the fundamental root, all is well, there's not a thing out of place, it's pure contentment. In fact, contentment doesn't even come close to it. It's whole. There's no need for anything else or anyone else. It is what this life has always been looking for and is the sense of completion.

It is the channel of emptiness, before movement, before sound, before, before, before, before. There's nothing there. And within that, nothing, no-thing, the ground of all potentiality. Everything arises and comes out of that. The silent channel.

Love arises from the deep primordial ground. It's like a mysterious movement of this empty nature that contains everything that is - the well of the womb, of all potentiality. There's nothing that love is not. But we often miss that point.

If you open and allow, then, don't grab, don't conceptualize, don't defend. Because what you'll notice, the more you realize your nature, the more the deeper patterns in the body-mind structure will come up because there's now so much awareness and light.

Vigilance is absolutely required. The more one is rooted in the sense of silence and the sense of fundamental primordial ground, then the love that arises is unhindered and it's also rooted.

The reality is, if your tendency is aligned with love and brilliance you’ll be brought into the silent ground. If you lean toward silence, if you're open, it will bring you into love and brilliance.

This is a silent retreat with Satsang talks, guided meditation and question & answer sessions.

Cancellation Policy 

Vajra Vidya Retreat Center

3203 Camino Baca Grande

Crestone, CO 81131


Dates: September 16-23, 2023
Daily schedule to be announced.
All on-site accommodations are booked. You can book with the Camping or Commuter options listed below.

Camping on-site  price: $1050

Commuter price: $975

Zoom Remote price:  $200

Registration Payment Links 

Register for Camping Option $1050

Choose this option if you will be camping on the retreat land. Meals included and bath facilities  available.

Register for Commuter Option $975

Choose this option if you are booking accommodations nearby. You will commute daily to retreat. Meals included.

Register for Zoom Option $200

Choose this option to attend remotely from anywhere in the world. 

What is the Camping Option? 

This retreat takes place at Vajra Vidya Retreat Center, Crestone Colorado, a beautiful authentic Tibetan monastery nestled in the Sangre De Cristo mountains of south centeral Colorado. The center has retreat rooms, a shrine room and other beautiful facilities. The center books up quickly and for those who might choose, you have the option of camping on the retreat land if the retreat rooms are fully booked. You can tent-camp or even camp in a small van or your car, but no RVs. Choose this option if you are okay with the rugged high desert terrain for camping. You'll have access to the retreat center restrooms and your meals will be included.

What is the Commuter Option?

When retreat accommodations are fully booked you can still attend by securing your own accommodations nearby. It's up to you what to book, AirBnb, hotel, friend's residence, is entirely up to you. It is recommended to stay nearby so that your commute to and from the retreat center is minimal either by car or walking distance. Your meals are included.