Visiting Teachers

Skilled and Compassionate Guidance Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center guided meditation retreats are led by the most skilled and capable teachers...

Cheryl Slean

Cheryl Slean has been practicing Insight meditation intensively since 1995 and has taught classes and retreats worldwide for 15 years in both spiritual and secular settings. Cheryl is also a writer, filmmaker and climate advocate, and is manager of Sustainability and Storytelling at Netflix.

Events with Cheryl Slean

Waking up to Wisdom through Mindfulness and Kindness
September 7 - 16, 2023

During this 9-day Insight meditation retreat, we will learn to develop a greater sense of presence and ease through the revolutionary practices of the dharma. Vipassana meditation (insight or mindfulness practice) unites the stillness of concentration and the immediacy of moment-to-moment awareness, helping us see clearly, and intuitively understand the truth of experience within and around us. Metta practice calls forth the beautiful spiritual emotions: kindness, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity. Mindfulness of these qualities strengthens and brings them into fruition. The retreat, conducted in noble silence, is an opportunity to strengthen these practices and help guide our minds and…