Retreats

  • Hermitage Retreat Spot – $975.00
  • Casita Supporting Rate – $725.00
  • Casita Actual Rate – $650.00
  • Casita Base Rate – $575.00
  • Yurt Supporting Rate – $725.00
  • Yurt Actual Rate – $650.00
  • Yurt Base Rate – $575.00
  • Tent Cabin Supporting Rate – $625.00
  • Tent Cabin Actual Rate – $550.00
  • Tent Cabin Base Rate – $475.00

Date & Time Details: Check-in is from 3:00-5:00 on the first day of the retreat. The retreat will close mid-morning on the last day of the retreat.

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

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

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

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

SCHOLARSHIP / FELLOWSHIP AVAILABILITY: ALL SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS HAVE BEEN AWARDED FOR THIS RETREAT.

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Belonging, Connection and Nature: Coming Home Together

With Sebene Selassie, Erin Treat and Solwazi Johnson

June 27 - July 2, 2019

This retreat emerged from the relationship between its teachers as a result of many years of being together in dharma practice, teaching, and spiritual friendship. And this retreat invites the participants into relationship — with themselves, each other, the land, and all beings everywhere without exception.

Awakening from the delusion of separation through practice and inquiry we will explore belonging , connection and nature to reveal what supports us in coming home to our hearts, coming home to interdependence. Grounded in foundational Dharma teachings, we will offer traditional sitting and walking instruction as well as daily opportunities to practice in wild nature together. This is a silent retreat but we will also engage in inquiry and sharing through structured, guided relational practice as part of the context of the retreat.

Special Note for this retreat:  **To achieve the desired retreat container for this experience, we are currently only accepting registrations for people of color. For anyone who does not identify as a person of color, please email refuge@vallecitos.org to be added to the wait list. Kindly note “Wait List-Belonging Retreat” in the subject line. This will ensure a rich, diverse and balanced group for the retreat. Thank you for your understanding. 

Teachers

Sebene Selassie
Sebene Selassie (She/Her) is a teacher and writer. She began studying Buddhism over 25 years ago as an undergraduate at McGill University where she majored in Comparative Religious Studies. She has an MA from the New School where she focused on race and cultural studies. For over 20 years she worked with children, youth, and families nationally and internationally for small and large social justice and social change programs. Her work has taken her everywhere from the Tenderloin—San Francisco, to East Harlem–NYC, to refugee camps in Guinea–West Africa. She is the former Executive Director of New York Insight Meditation Center…
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Erin Treat
Erin’s love for wild nature, her passionate commitment to serving collective liberation, and decades working as a somatic bodyworker are all palpable in her Dharma. Erin is Guiding Teacher at both Vallecitos and and Durango Dharma Center, is on the Spirit Rock Teachers Council and core faculty of the sixth Community Dharma Leaders (CDL) Program, and is participating in Thanissara and Kitissaro’s Dhammapala Training to bring forth an embodied bodhisattva ideal within the lineage of Theravada Buddhism.  Erin was born and raised in the prairie of Fargo, North Dakota to a family of Irish, British, French, German, and Scandanavian heritage.…
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Solwazi Johnson
Solwazi Johnson leads mindfulness meditation classes and retreats primarily in the Denver metropolitan area. Solwazi has been meditating for more than 18 years with a focus on Vipassana since 2003. He has studied and practiced meditation in Thailand, Burma, India, and South Africa. He is certified as a Community Dharma Leader by Jack Kornfield and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Solwazi worked for over 20 years as health educator and trainer for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. He is currently a trainer with the Intrinsic Resilience Training Institute, which is a non-profit research and training organization dedicated to…
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