Fall Meditation Retreat: The Heart’s True Refuge
Thursday Evening, October 17 – Sunday Noon October 20 with Optional Extension to October 22
Bethany Hills Retreat Center, Kingston Springs, TN

True refuge is turning toward our experience and finding freedom in the way things are. This silent retreat will provide a time to give our hearts and minds a respite during these challenging, often overwhelming times. We will cultivate a quality of compassionate presence that embraces our joys and sorrows with equanimity and insight.

This retreat, held mostly in silence, will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, instruction, dharma talks and q&a. The retreat is suitable for all levels of experience from beginner to long term practitioner. The cost is $465 for three nights and $665 for the five night option. Reduced fee scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance. We appreciate donations to our scholarship fund to allow those who need to pay less to attend. Donations can be made here. For scholarship requests, email onedharmaretreat@gmail.com.

Please note that the retreat fee covers meals, lodging and administrative expenses. The teacher is compensated separately through the practice of dana (generosity). You will have a an opportunity at retreat’s end to make a dana offering to the teacher.

If you are unable to pay the full fee at registration, please email us at the address above to arrange for two payments.

We will likely require a negative Covid home test to attend the retreat. We will keep you posted. Please inquire to our registrar before registering about whether any regular spots remain open. Onedharmaretreat@gmail.com.

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Lisa Ernst is a meditation teacher in the Thai Forest/Spirit Rock lineage of Ajahn Chah, Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman. Lisa teaches internationally and leads classes and retreats internationally.

Cancellation Refund Policy: More than four weeks from retreat start date – $30 cancellation fee. We are unable to offer refunds less than 30 days from retreat start date. (The exception is if you test positive for Covid within three days of the retreat.)