Kindness & Wisdom Retreat with Doug Kraft, 11/28—12/7, 2015
The retreat begins on Saturday, November 28 with on site registration and room assignments from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Mercy Center near Sacramento California. Registration for this retreat is limited to 24 participants.
The retreat will be held at the Mercy Center in Auburn California. The Center is situated on a sunny hillside only a few miles from the historic Auburn. The contemporary building complex is nestled among 13 acres of shade trees, lawns, and gardens. Participants will enjoy the expansive natural beauty of with comfortable furnished room and outstanding buffet meals. More about the Mercy Center: http://mercycenter.org/index.html
All participants are expected to observe 8 precepts and conduct themselves with integrity at all times. The retreat will be largely in silence however mindful speech is tough and practiced at specified times.
The schedule includes several daily group practice sessions along with a collective reading of the refuges and precepts will be followed by seated meditation before breakfast. A facilitated group meeting will take place prior to the evening talk given by Doug. The grounds and facilities are open 24/7 including hot tea and juices in the dining hall. The majority of daily meditation is self directed with session locations and times determined as needed by each participant. Daily personal interviews are scheduled with Doug to optimize the meditation experience to develop greater wisdom and liberation.
Lodging and Cost
This is a non-profit retreat. Fees cover the costs for facilities, lodging, meals, insurance, printing and postage expenses. Single occupancy is $988 that includes meals and accommodations.
Meals and Dining
Breakfast and a mid-day meal offers a meat and fish or vegetarian option. A community refrigerated food storage is available to those with special dietary needs. Contact the retreat manager if you have special dietary needs and wish to bring supplemental foods for your private consumption. Food is not permitted in the bedrooms or meditation halls.
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