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The Courage to Awaken – Lake Tahoe Residential Retreat with Santikaro

August 13, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - August 18, 2023 @ 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.


In the spirit of lovingkindness and ethical behavior, DZIMC will follow all CDC, state, and local mandates regarding COVID-19. In addition, for the safety and wellbeing of our community, Dharma Zephyr strongly encourages, but does not require, that participants at our activities and events be vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19. To care for all who attend our events, we ask that if you are sick (cold, cough, sore throat, runny nose, etc.) or have had a fever, vomiting or diarrhea in the 24 hours prior to an event, that you not attend the event.

You will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID antigen test (home test) taken within 24 hours of arriving at Camp Galilee. If you have medical insurance or are on Medicare, free tests are available at most major pharmacies. DZIMC will have some tests at the check in.

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 – all teepees are taken
  • $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.


August 13, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
August 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
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Camp Galilee
1776 U.S. 50
Glenbrook , NV 89413 United States
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