Buddhist Meditation Retreats

LAND • The Blissful Pure Lands

Andrew Holecek

May 20–26, 2024

The Pure Lands are an integral aspect of Tibetan Buddhism rarely taught in the West.  For most of us, they represent our greatest opportunity after death. This unique program explores exoteric (sutra) and esoteric (tantra) Pure Lands, offering everything you need to know about this noble tradition. You’ll learn about the origin and development of […]

Coming Home: A Retreat for Young Adults 18 – 30s

Loden Nyima

June 19–30, 2024

The Pema Chödrön Foundation, in partnership with Drala Mountain Center, is happy to offer a Retreat for Young Adults. The Pema Chödrön Foundation covers the cost of lodging for this retreat. You pay only for tuition. This retreat for young adults is designed to give participants an experience of contemplative life. Our true nature is […]

Learn Meditation as a Spiritual Practice

Susan Piver and Michael Carroll

June 20–23, 2024

Live an Awakened Life In recent years, meditation has become known for its many desirable and scientifically validated outcomes. It can reduce stress and improve sleep. It repairs our immune system and helps us regulate our emotions. When combined with other therapies, it prevents relapse into depression and significantly reduces anxiety. And meditation has been […]

Authentic Presence and the Feminine Principle

Susan Piver, Michael Carroll, Maho Kawachi and Michele Sapanaro

June 26–July 6, 2024

A 10-Day Heart Sutra Meditation Retreat TUITION IS FREE FOR THIS PROGRAM. YOU PAY ONLY FOR LODGING AT DMC.   Offered in partnership with The Wisdom Seat and the Open Heart Project. The Heart Sutra – the most pith of the Prajnaparamita Sutras – is a central text throughout all of Buddhism. It is widely […]

Entering the Vajra World: A Three-Yana Retreat

Adrienne Chang, Gaylon Ferguson, June Crow, Andy Karr and Larry Mermelstein

July 19–August 18, 2024

We are no longer accepting new applications for Entering the Vajra World. If you wish to be placed on a waiting list for the program, please complete the application form. We will reach out to you if space becomes available. Hosted by the Three Yanas Society and Drala Mountain Center Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche was one […]