When we are awake, we are truly free!


The Fall 2019 retreat will be a residential retreat in Jerome, ID and will take place the weekend of September 27-29. Our friend Michael Cyborski will be the visiting teacher.

Fall 2019 Meditation Retreat

Transformation & Healing:
Meeting the World with Wholeness & Well Being

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Dharmacharya Michael Ciborski

The cost of the retreat is $200 which includes housing beginning Thursday evening and meals beginning Friday morning, with a suggested donation (Dana) of $100 to support the teacher and the Community.  Space is limited. Double occupancy with bath.

 Should you decide to stay in a nearby motel or campground, the cost of the retreat is $140 which includes retreat and all meals, with a suggested donation (Dana) of $100 to support the teacher and the Community.  8 spaces available. 

 Payment plans available.  For more information contact beginnersmindsangha.org   

 Registration deadline is September 15, 2019.  If you register, please refer to the Guide for a Mindful Retreat posted below. You will also receive an email with additional information once you register.

Registration and settling in from 6-6:45 Thursday evening, sitting meditation at 7:00, no dinner provided Thursday night
Full day Friday and Saturday, 2/3 day Sunday
Meals provided beginning Friday morning to Sunday lunch


In October 2018 we had a beautiful fall retreat with visiting teacher Terry Cortés-Vega. Click on the following link to find transcripts of the dharma talks she offered during the retreat.


Add a Retreat to your Dharma Practice

Spring Residential Retreat 2018

Spring Residential Retreat 2018

Every year Beginners Mind Sangha brings renowned Dharma teachers to lead retreats of about five days. These residential and nonresidential retreats offer an opportunity to learn about Buddhist practice with the company of other practitioners, and to explore through meditation and reflection how the Dharma works in our lives. Watch this site and our Beginners Mind Facebook page for information and registration on future retreats.


Retreat Guide

You can learn more about participating in a retreat by downloading the Guide to a Mindful Retreat immediately below. It’s helpful to review this guide in advance and to bring it with you to the retreat.