Schedule of Retreats and Daylongs

What might you expect at a Residential Retreat?

What might you expect at a Daylong?

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** Heather will be teaching the Spirit Rock March Monthlong Retreat in 2019.
     Registration opens in early August 2018 through the Spirit Rock website.

Heather’s 2018 Teaching Schedule   (2019 Teaching Schedule is below)

Thursday January 4 – Thursday January 11
Metta (Lovingkindness) Retreat (7 nights), SRMC
Taught with Donald Rothberg, Sylvia Boorstein & Larry Yang, with Konda Mason (yoga)
Website: www.spiritrock.org

Sat.-Sun Feb. 10-11: Women's NonResidental Insight Meditation Retreat in Berkeley, CA
Saturday 9am-6pm. Sunday 10:30am-5pm. Participants must attend the entire weekend retreat.
Contact: Mary Helen at Binger02<at>msn.com, or contact Heather.

Saturday February 17 Daylong 10am-5pm
Nevada City Insight Center
Website: http://www.mtstream.org/meditation-retreats/

Saturday April 14 Daylong, 10am-5pm
Chico, CA
Contact: Bhakti, bhakti.metta<at>gmail.com

Tuesday April 17 –Sunday April 22 (5 Nights)
Heart Practice Retreat in St. Louis (metta, compassion, joy, equanimity)
www.midamericadharma.org

Friday April 27 – Friday May 4 (7 nights) Insight Retreat at Spirit Rock
John Travis, Heather Sundberg, Gil Fronsdal Mary Grace Orr
www.spiritrock.org

Saturday May 19th & Sunday May 20th – Two Daylongs in Nevada State
May 19th in Carson City from 10:30am – 5pm
May 20th in Carson City from 10am – 4:30pm
www.dharmazephyr.org

Friday June 1 – Sunday June 10: Insight Meditation Retreat (9 nights), Mountain Stream Meditation Summer Retreat
Held at Sierra Friends Quaker Center, located just outside Nevada City, CA
"Awareness Practices (MahaSati) from the Thai Forest Tradition" (MahaSati)
Registration opens February 5, 2018.
Contact: jenna@mtstream.org
Website: http://www.mtstream.org/meditation-retreats/
Pre-requisite: At Least One 7 night Insight Meditation Retreat
+ the committment to stay 100% offline, off-phone during the entire retreat.

Saturday June 16 Daylong, 10am-5pm
Nevada City Insight Center
Website: http://www.mtstream.org/meditation-retreats/

Friday July 20 – Wednesday July 25 (5 nights)
Embodied Awakening (1st Foundation of Mindfulness)
Held at Cloud Mountain in Washington State
Website: http://cloudmountain.org/retreats?retreat=99

Friday August 17 – Thursday August 30 (13 nights)
Jhanas & Emptiness (MahaSati)
Heather Sundberg & Leigh Brasington
Held at Cloud Mountain in Washington State
Website: http://cloudmountain.org/retreats?retreat=102
Pre-requisite:  This retreat is suitable for those who have sat a total of 14 days or more in silent vipassana retreats.

Tuesday September 11 – Sunday September 16  Metta (Lovingkindness) Retreat (6 nights)
Held at Southern Dharma outside of Asheville, NC
www.southerndharma.org

Friday October 19 – Sunday October 26 (7 nights)
Insight Meditation Retreat (9 nights)
Held in Indiana at Oakwood Retreat Center
"Awareness Practices (MahaSati) from the Thai Forest Tradition" (MahaSati)
Website: www.tristatedharma.org/

Saturday September 22 Daylong, 10am - 5pm
Chico, CA
Contact: Bhakti, bhakti.metta<at>gmail.com

Saturday November 17 Daylong, 10am-5pm
Sacramento, CA
Website: www.sbmg.org (Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group)

Friday November 30 – Friday December 7 (7 nights)
"Doorways into Deepening Awareness & Wisdom"  (MahaSati)
Held at Cloud Mountain in Washington State
Website: http://cloudmountain.org/retreats?retreat=112
Pre-requisite:  This retreat is suitable for those who have sat a total of 14 days or more in silent vipassana retreats.

December 17-23: Solstice Insight Meditation Retreat (6 nights), SRMC
Taught with Donald Rothberg & Oren Jay Sofer
Website: www.spiritrock.org/retreats


2019 Retreat Teaching Schedule

Spirit Rock Winter Metta Retreat
January 8-17 (7 nights)
Taught with Donald Rothberg & others
Website:  www.spiritrock.org

MahaSati Advanced Retreat (by invitation, for those in ongoing MahaSati training)
January 19-27 (8 nights)

Women's Non-Residential Weekend in Berkeley
February 2-3, 2019
Registration will be open in November 2018.

March Monthlong Retreat at Spirit Rock
March 2 - 28 (28 nights)
Taught with Donald Rothberg, Sharda Rogell, Oren Jay Sofer, DaRa Williams, Arienna Weisman & Amana Johnson (yoga)
Website:  www.spiritrock.org

Summer MahaSati Retreat outside of Nevada City, CA
June 2-9 (7 nights)
Sponsored by Mt. Stream Meditation
Website:  http://www.mtstream.org/meditation-retreats/

Southern Dharma (North Carolina) Retreat
June 21-26 (5 nights)
Website:  www.southerndharma.org

Cloud Mountain (S. Washington) Awakening in the Body Retreat
July 19-24 (5 nights)
Website:  http://cloudmountain.org/retreats?retreat=143

Lake Tahoe Retreat, sponsored by Dharma Zephyr
August 11-16 (5 nights)
Website:  www.dharmazephyr.org

Europe Teaching Tour:
    Holland September 3-8 (5 nights)
    Sweden September 12-19 (7 nights)
    Finland September 20-27 (7 nights)
Contact Heather for details if you want to travel from the US.

Cloud Mountain (S. Washinton) MahaSati Retreat
October 11-18 (7 nights)
Website:  http://cloudmountain.org/retreats?retreat=147

MahaSati Retreat, sponsored by Tri-State Dharma (Indiana)
Late October, early November:  date TBD
Website: www.tristatedharma.org/

Spirit Rock Winter Solstice Retreat
December 16-23 (7 nights)
Taught with Donald Rothberg & Oren Jay Sofer
Website:  www.spiritrock.org

What might you expect at a Residential Retreat?

Attending an annual or biannual insight meditation retreat can be a wonderful support to deepen and enliven your practice. Residential retreats range from 3 – 10 days, and a few retreats are 30 days or more. Retreats are appropriate for both beginning and experienced meditators. A typical daily schedule starts at 6am and ends at 9:30pm, and is spent in silence with alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation. To support your practice and learning there are daily meditation instructions, time to ask questions and dharma talks. Every couple of days there is time to meet with the teacher, either individually or in groups. Meals are vegetarian and are prepared with health and nutrition in mind. Being supported by the group, the schedule, the silence, and meditation instruction are helpful for calming the mind, opening the heart, and deepening in insight.


What might you expect at a Daylong?

Attending a monthly daylong provides you with a day of quiet time for yourself amidst your busy life.  Daylongs typically begin between 9-10am and last until 5pm. Alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation with instruction, dharma talks and discussion allow you to connect more deeply with the teachings and meditation practice.