• Hermitage Retreat Spot – $975.00
  • Casita Supporting Rate – $700.00
  • Casita Actual Rate – $625.00
  • Casita Base Rate – $550.00
  • Yurt Supporting Rate – $700.00
  • Yurt Actual Rate – $625.00
  • Yurt Base Rate – $550.00
  • Tent Cabin Supporting Rate – $600.00
  • Tent Cabin Actual Rate – $525.00
  • Tent Cabin Base Rate – $450.00

Date & Time Details: Check-in is from 3:00-5:00 for those driving and upon arrival for those taking the shuttle. The retreat will close mid-morning on the last day of the retreat.

PRICE: We offer a sliding scale structure. The price for this retreat ranges from $450-$975 (not including dana). (Learn more)

DANA: This is a dana based retreat. (Learn more)

SHUTTLE SERVICE: Shuttle Service is available for this retreat. (Learn more)

NOBLE SILENCE: This retreat will be held in noble silence. (Learn more)

SCHOLARSHIP / FELLOWSHIP AVAILABILITY: Please see our Scholarship page for more information. Current Scholarship / Fellowship / Availability for this retreat: *Hemera Contemplative Fellowships *Fellowships for People of Color *VMRC Needs Based Scholarships

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The Liberation of the Heart that Leads to Wise Action: A Meditation Retreat for People Who Identify as Men

With Brian LeSage and Devin Berry

May 19 - 24, 2019

The Buddha taught a path of freedom.  This freedom is a heart liberated from greed, hatred, and delusion.  On this retreat, we will be exploring masculinity as a way of moving the heart towards such a liberation. This will include investigating how we perform masculinities in both skillful and unskillful ways in a space of coming together as men in healing and transformative ways.

We will be looking at how to move in the world from a place of embodiment, balance, and harmony rather than a place of toxic masculinity. This exploration can allow us to bring the liberation of the heart into wise action.

The retreat will consist of silent periods of sitting and walking meditation, meditative small group inquiry, group discussion and dharma talks.

Requirement: Listen to Scene on Radio Series entitled – MEN


Brian LeSage
Brian has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1988 and has taught since 2000. He has studied in the Zen, Theravada, and Tibetan schools and was ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition in 1996.  His training in Vipassana Meditation includes doing extended meditation retreats in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and India as well as numerous retreats in the U.S.  He leads retreats and teaches meditation courses nationwide.  Brian also has a private practice in Somatic Experiencing, which is a naturalistic approach to healing trauma.
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Devin Berry
Devin began meditating in 1999 and has undertaken many long-term retreats, practicing primarily within early Buddhist and Theravada lineages.  He teaches at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, where he co-founded the teen sangha and the men of color sangha, and he is a core leader of the SF POC Insight Meditation sangha.  He is currently a participant in the 2017-2021 IMS Teacher Training Program. Devin can be described as an engaging, humorous storyteller who uses poignant anecdotes to convey powerful truths and a breadth of life experience.
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