California, Easter Retreat, US

April 7th - 16th, 2023

This residential retreat spans Easter Holiday weekend. It will be led by Rachael O’Brien, Bhante Ānanda and Delson Armstrong.  They offer clarity in teaching meditation as described in the earliest Buddhists texts. Their wise guidance is key to develop insight and compassion in meditation and extending into daily life,


Participants are instructed and guided in the practice of tranquil wisdom insight meditation TWIM, a time-tested meditation method innovated by Bhante Vimalaramsi which follows the earliest Buddhist texts. TWIM is ideal for beginning students or advanced meditators seeking to cultivate greater clarity leading to Nibbāna.


Located 83 miles south of San Francisco International Airport, St. Francis Retreat Center is situated on a sunny hillside only a few miles from the historic town of San Juan Bautista east of Monterey Bay (37 mi from Santa Cruz). 


***This retreat is not organized by HeartDhamma, and it is not by donation only.***