Retreat details and registration
October 16-20, 2019
Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center
near Boulder, CO
The Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center an extraordinary location for finding the space within, and the space around us that connects to the natural world and to each other. There is a gathering room/meditation hall in the lodge, and lovely outdoor options for group gatherings. There are numerous beautiful trails and quiet spaces for solitary walks and reflection.
This 180-acre site located adjacent to national forest offers extraordinary beauty and quiet. The lodge is a simple and lovely wooden historic structure with private and double rooms, and several shared bathrooms. It has a peaceful, steady energy. There is a meditation/gathering room where we will meet some of the time, and also outdoor spaces which we will make use of when the weather invites us. There are walking trails with beautiful vistas and many serene places for solitary time. The RMERC website offers details.
This retreat will be limited to 16 participants. We will be holding a sacred and intimate space for each participant’s personal work. There will be time for silent meditation, meditation in pairs, interactions which serve to put us in touch with our barriers, and time to acknowledge and work skillfully with the barriers that are discovered. Meditation time will be spent outside as often as weather and personal needs allow. Here is a sample of the daily schedule. (* indicates noble silence)
8:00am Morning meditation with gentle movement*
9:00-10:00am Breakfast and personal time*
10:00am Guided meditation for deep embodied presence and awareness*
11:00am Meditation exercises for connecting in nature; individual walking meditation*
12:30-2:00pm Lunch and personal time, time in nature*
2:00pm Dyadic and group meditations, exercises for awareness of personal patterns and barriers, reflection, discussion
4:00pm Individual time for reflection, journaling, walking meditation*
6:30-9:00 Meditation, teaching, discussion
9:00pm-sleep Meditation and reflection*
Transportation: Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Boulder, CO. There is hourly transportation from Denver International Airport via the RTD bus service for $9. Group rides will be arranged from Boulder to RMERC and back for a small fee. It’s a mountainous and rural 30-40 minute drive. You will not need a car while at the retreat.
Meals: Meals will be gluten-free and vegetarian or vegan. We will have two full meals at breakfast and lunch, and a light dinner such as soup and salad. If you have food allergies or other special needs, please indicate on the personal information form which you will receive after registration. There is not space to store personal food in the kitchen, so if you have very specific food needs, please check with me before registration to determine whether they can be accommodated.
Time Commitment: Commitment to this retreat must be for the complete time period. We will gather between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday, October 16 and share dinner before the opening session. The retreat will close on Sunday, October 20 at 11am.
The cost of the retreat is $320, which covers meals and lodging. Some partial scholarships are available. Please inquire if you have financial need.
The teachings and guidance in this retreat are offered freely. According to the longstanding spiritual tradition of generosity, participants are invited to make an offering within their means. A Dana basket will be provided at the end of the retreat to make freely given offerings.
Registration for the retreat is $160. Cancellations before August 16, 2019 will be given a refund of the registration fee minus $50 administrative fee. Registration fee for cancellations on or after August 16 are nonrefundable, and will go to a scholarship fund. The remainder of the retreat cost is payable by October 1.
This retreat is for those with an established awareness practice and a capacity for working with emotion. Please contact Cynthia if you have any questions about whether this retreat is appropriate for you (firstname.lastname@example.org).