Beginners Mind Sangha 2019 Spring Retreat

With the theme of

Beloved Community
Refuge and Inspiration on the path of Mindfulness

April 25th through April 28th, 2019
Mill District Club House, Harris Ranch
Boise, Idaho 83716

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Calligraphy by Thich Nhat Hanh

This non-residential retreat, in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, will be held Thursday and Friday evenings (6 to 9 pm),all day Saturday (9 am to 8 pm) and half day Sunday (8 am to 3 pm).

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Dharma teachings will be offered by Dharmacharya Michele Tae, an ordained Buddhist Chaplain, and a long-time teacher of mindfulness.

Retreat Details: The retreat is with Beginners Mind Community and everyone is welcome. This retreat is non-residential and includes periods of sitting, indoor and outdoor walking meditation, readings, Dharma talks by Michele, personal free time, and Dharma discussion groups. In this retreat there is an opportunity to have practice interviews with Michele and other senior members of Beginners Mind Community. There will also be an opportunity to formally receive the Buddhist Precepts in the form of the Five Mindfulness Trainings of the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism.

The cost of the retreat is $75, with a suggested donation of $100 to support the teachings and the Community. Scholarships and payment plans are available.

When we are awake, we are truly free!

Fall 2018 Meditation Retreat

with Dharmacharya

Terry Cortés-Vega

Terry Cortés-Vega

Terry Cortés-Vega

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.