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

We hope that you are continuing to experience wonderful, mindful days of practice and contemplation and are enjoying all of your present moments.

Because of a mix up in scheduling, Michael Ciborski is unable to lead our Public Talk or fall retreat. The good news is that Fern Dorresteyn , Michael’s partner in all things important, is coming. She is an amazing woman and a skillful teacher. Here is her bio:

Dharmacharya Fern Dorresteyn leads retreats in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Her teachings draw from her experience of practicing in a Buddhist monastery for nine years, and applying her practice in her daily life as a parent and program director for Morning Sun Mindfulness Center.

The Public Talk, Wednesday, Sept 25th, 7:00pm-8:30pm, led by Fern, is still being held at the Beginners Mind Sangha’s new address; the Boise Buddhist Center, 901 N. 15th St. Boise (15th and Fort). It is an opportunity to sit with our practice community and hear this wonderful teacher.

Registration is closed at this time, if you wish to be put on a waiting list in the event that openings become available please email us at beginnersmindboise@gmail.com

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

Please note:

if you register using the form below but don’t get an email receipt you have not completed the registration process. If you run into problems email Berta at rtavlin@yahoo.com

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.