We are happy to announce that our beloved guiding teacher John Travis will return to Lake Tahoe for our annual retreat.
The retreat will be an in-person retreat. Prerequisite for this retreat is a Covid 19 vaccination and one booster shot and a negative Covid 19 test at the beginning of the retreat. You may test yourself the evening before arrival or test kits will be provided at registration. Free test kids are available at usps.com
Title: Awareness: Shinning Clarity on the Environment of Mind surrounded by the natural Beauty of Lake Tahoe
One Camping spot has become available. Please use the “Waiting List Registration” button to register and pay.
COST: $515 camping or two person room (participant encouraged to find roommate ahead of time), there may be limited single rooms with shared bathroom available depending on participation with a cost of $575 per room.
A $350 deposit is required to register and the remainder is due August 4th.
Refunds: full refund given if cancellation received by 07-15-2022, no refunds after 07-15-2022.
WAITING LIST REGISTRATIONJohn Travis Retreat August 14-19, 2022
PAY YOUR BALANCE (due by August 4, 2022)John Travis Retreat August 14-19, 2022
The amount paid covers room and board, use of Camp Galilee including the use of kayaks and three meals a day. The Teacher is supported in his work by Dana (donation) for this retreat, and his livelihood is completely sustained by the generosity of the communities he serves. Dana (donation) for these priceless teachings will be gratefully accepted by the teacher, giving participants the opportunity to freely engage in the practice of generosity, the first step toward freedom. If your financial situation is limited, you may apply for a scholarship with DZIMC that covers up to half of the retreat cost.
Information about the Teacher
John M. Travis, has been a student of meditation since 1969. His vision and teaching have been very important in the growth and development of Buddhism and meditation in the Northern Sierra Nevada region. He is the founding teacher of Mountain Stream Meditation Center in Nevada City, California.
His background and many years of training ideally suited him to this role, having spent many years with recognized Asian Buddhist masters. Initially he studied Tibetan Buddhism, first taking Initiation with His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, who then became his primary teacher. Next, John studied with Lama Thubten Yeshe and later with the Venerable Kalu Rinpoche. To complement his Buddhist training, John traveled to the ashram of Bihar School of Yoga under Swami Satyananda Saraswati where he took full Hindu monastic ordination for a short period. In 1970 he began his studies in the vipassana tradition with Anagarika Munindra, later becoming a student of S. N. Goenka. Next, John had the opportunity to travel with Baba Ram Das and connect with Maharajji-Neem Karoli Baba. In 1979, John took full monastic ordination under the Venerable Taungpulu Sayadaw for a short period of time.
In 1986, as John began teaching at a weekly meditation group in Nevada City, CA. From 1989 to 1993, John devoted himself to Senior Teacher Training with Jack Kornfield at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. After completion of his training he was ordained and given Dharma transmission in the vipassana tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw and Achaan Chaa, and authorized to teach vipassana.
John co-founded Mountain Stream Meditation Center and continues to be the resident teacher. He has a private practice as a meditation counselor and has trained in Hakomi body-centered therapy and Alchemical Hypnotherapy. For appointments call (530) 263-4096. In addition, he works as a senior teacher for Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He also travels extensively, leading retreats all over the United States.
Because John has spent a cumulative ten years living in Asia, he enjoys sharing it with others. Over the last decade, John has co-lead a number of pilgrimage trips to Buddhist sacred sites including” In the Footsteps of the Buddha” —birth, enlightenment, teaching, and death—in India and Nepal, and pilgrimage to Mount Kailash in Tibet.
During the year 2006, John lived in Asia. Some of that time was spent with His Holiness The Dalai Lama in Dharmsala. He also spent time in solitary retreat in the caves of Ladakh. During the year 2010, John spent seven months in Asia, traveling to Thailand, India, and Nepal. He spent much of that time studying with Buddhist teachers or in retreat.