Retreats

Discover a Deeper Way of Living Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center offers a retreat for almost everyone. Our schedule carries a...
  • 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
  • Hermitage – $1,025.00

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. (Learn more)

PRICE: We offer a sliding scale structure. Scholarships are available, see below. Prices for this retreat range from $575-$1,025 (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: Scholarships are available on a limited basis for Hemera, BIPOC, and Needs Based. (Learn more)

SAFETY: We are committed to providing a safe environment for gathering. We have created multiple precautions to hold our time together. (Learn more)

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Belonging, Connection, and Nature: Coming Home Together (Registration page for BIPOC-identified persons including BIPOC-identified mixed race persons)

With Sebene Selassie, Erin Treat and Solwazi Johnson

July 12 - 17, 2022

Program is fully booked

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.

*Please note, the make up of this retreat be a maximum of 45 % white people.

We require all people who visit the land to be fully vaccinated. We will require a copy of your vaccination card prior to arrival. Vallecitos reserves the right to modify, cancel or close at any time.

Teachers

Sebene Selassie
Sebene Selassie is a teacher & author who guides people to remember and trust their belonging. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Washington DC, she began studying Buddhism 30 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 not-for-profit organizations. She teaches classes, workshops and retreats regularly and is one of the most popular teachers on the Ten Percent Happier…
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Erin Treat
Erin’s love for wild nature, her passionate commitment to serving collective liberation, and decades of working as a somatic bodyworker are all palpable in the way Erin shares the Dharma. Erin is Guiding Teacher at both Vallecitos and the Durango Dharma Center. Erin serves on the Spirit Rock Teachers Council and as core faculty of the sixth Community Dharma Leaders (CDL) Program.  She has also completed 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,…
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Solwazi Johnson
Solwazi has been practicing and teaching Buddhism and mindfulness meditation for over 20 years, focusing on Vipassana since 2003. He has studied/practiced in Thailand, Burma, India, and South Africa. He is certified as a Community Dharma Leader by Jack Kornfield and Spirit Rock Meditation Center and a four-year Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program graduate. Solwazi worked for over 20 years as a health educator and national trainer for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. He leads mindfulness meditation classes and retreats in the Denver metropolitan area. He is an ICF-certified professional…
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