The Courage to Awaken – Lake Tahoe Residential Retreat with Santikaro
August 13 @ 3:00 pm - August 18 @ 1:00 pm
Buddhist practice confronts the dilemma of suffering and its end, the great matter of life and death. We raise children, survive illnesses and now a pandemic, and watch friends and family age. Society, climate, and natural systems are ailing too. Understandably, we feel concern, worry, sadness, frustration, and grief. The more we pay attention, the more we see suffering, which can be emotionally daunting.
Buddhism offers a path for living through these realities with courage.
To foster the courage to wake up each day and cultivate the path, this retreat will care for the body’s health in various ways, will reflect on messages from society that discourage us, will review practices that free our thinking from mainstream assumptions, and will foster compassion for all beings, including ourselves. We will meditate together, living mindfully, and enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe and the hospitality of Galilee.
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. Please take a COVID-19 test the evening before arrival and again at registration. Free test kids are available at usps.com
- $595 camping or two person room (participant encouraged to find roommate ahead of time)
- $640 for single occupancy in spacious teepee (two teepees available)
- $675 for single rooms with shared bathroom if available and dependent on participation
- A $350 deposit is required to register and the remainder is due by August 3rd, 2023.
- Refunds: full refund given if cancellation received by 07-13-2023, no refunds after 07-20-2023.
The amount paid covers room and board, use of Camp Galilee including the use of kayaks, and three meals a day. Optional Qigong early in the morning and gentle yoga in the afternoon is offered. 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.
For information about the teacher click here.