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5-day Meditation Retreat 2/16 – 2/21
Kindness and Wisdom 5-day Residential Retreat with Doug Kraft
Doug is a master meditation guide and teaches people how to effectively cultivate wise-attention as a mindfulness practice to move along the path of insight and contentment. He stresses the need for ease and relaxation as key attributes to enjoy rapid progress. Doug has emerged as a leader in helping people decondition blockages and advance smoothly through the stages of meditation. He offers meditation classes and instructive talks along with 1-day, 5-day, and 10-day retreats in Northern California.
The 5 day retreat will begin on a Tuesday, Feb 16 with room assignments 5:00 PM Tuesday evening at the Cassady Ranch. The retreat ends on Sunday after lunch with .
Cassidy Ranch is situated on a sunny vinyard few miles from the historic Sonoma California. The contemporary house is nestled among sprawling acres of shade trees, lawns, and woodlands. Participants will enjoy the expansive natural beauty of with comfortable furnished room and outstanding vegetarian or standard California style meals.
Participants will be requested to observe 8 precepts. The retreat will be largely in silence however, mindful speech is taught and practiced at specified times.
The schedule includes several optional daily group practice sessions along with a collective reading of the refuges and precepts will be followed by seated meditation before breakfast. A facilitated group meeting will take place prior to the evening talk given by Doug. The majority of daily meditation is self directed with session locations and times determined as needed by each participant. Daily personal one-on-one interviews are scheduled with Doug to optimize the meditation experience to progress with ease and develop greater wisdom.
Lodging and Meals
This is a not-for-profit retreat. Fees cover the costs for facilities, lodging, meals, insurance, printing and postage expenses. The cost is $50 a day with meals and single or shared accommodations pending availability. Breakfast, lunch will be buffet style. The community refrigerated food storage is available to those with special dietary needs. Contact Steve Paladino to make arrangement if you have special dietary needs and wish to bring supplemental foods for your private consumption.
Steve Palladino at firstname.lastname@example.org or on his mobile at (707) 478-1329
or Scott Jordan at AwakenInsightRetreats@gmail.com or on His mobile at (415) 250-5294
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Bhante Vimalaramsi is a distinguished American Buddhist monk with more than 40 years practice in meditation. He is regarded as a master meditation teacher and leads retreats in Europe, Asia, and North America. Bhante is founder and abbot of the Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center near Annapolis, Missouri. More at: