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Vesak Weekend - Buddha's Birthday!

Join us as we celebrate the Buddha's Continuation Day.

Siddhartha, or Buddha Shakyamuni, was an enlightened being whose teachings have helped millions of people touch the peace, love and understanding inherent in each of us.

In celebration and remembrance of the Buddha, we will practice mindfulness together as a sangha, or community, seeing that the Buddha is still very much alive, here and now. We will practice walking meditation, eating meditation, sitting meditation, loving speech, deep listening, touching the earth, deep relaxation, ceremonies and celebration. 

This weekend, let us celebrate together the life of one of the greatest beings on Earth.

This retreat is open for both new and experienced mindfulness practitioners.

Good news. More dorm space has opened up.  We have camping and commuter space available.



Friday, May 20


Arrival Day

05:30pm Dinner

07:30pm General Orientation


Saturday, May 21


05:00am Wake Up

05:45am Guided Sitting Meditation

06:30am Qi Gong/ Stick Exercise

07:30am Breakfast

09:30am Movie about the Buddhas Life

11:00am Walking Meditation

12:00pm Lunch

01:30pm Total Relaxation

03:00pm Working Meditation

04:30pm Qi Gong/ Stick Exercise

05:30pm Dinner

07:30pm Sitting Meditation


Sunday, May 22


05:00am Wake Up

05:45am Sitting Meditation

06:30am Qi Gong/ Stick Exercise

07:30am Breakfast

09:00am Dharma Talk/ Children's Program

11:00am Vesak Ceremony and Bathing the Baby Buddha

01:00pm Lunch

End of Retreat


To register for the Vesak Retreat, click here.



Earlier Event: May 19
Day of Mindfulness
Later Event: May 22
Day of Mindfulness