Meditation & Mindfulness

Family Camp 2025 Interest Form

Kelly Lindsey and Rachel Steele

Open Dates

   

Learn to Meditate: An Introduction and Retreat for Everyone

Loden Nyima

February 23–25, 2024

Learn to meditate with Buddhist monk Loden Nyima! Why Learn to Meditate? Meditation is a simple, natural, healthy activity that absolutely anyone can do. You do not need to be interested in a religious path in order to learn and benefit from meditation. Meditation has survived for thousands of years because it works. Your own peace […]

Mindful Birding Self-Guided Winter Retreat: Embrace Nature’s Melodies at Drala Mountain Center

Dr. Barb Patterson and Richard Swaback

February 23–25, 2024

Embark on a serene and immersive self-guided retreat amidst the picturesque landscapes of Drala Mountain Center, centered around the art of mindful birding. Our retreat is designed to provide all the tools necessary to enjoy a contemplative journey through the enchanting world of avian wonders, fostering a deeper connection with nature and mindfulness. Nestled in […]

Day Program: Mindful Birding Workshop

Dr. Barb Patterson

February 24, 2024

Mindful Birding Experience – When Nature Greets the Soul Discover the art of Ornitherapy – a mindful birding practice – in this workshop. With guided instruction, you will learn how to engage your senses and tune into the birds around you through simple mindfulness exercises. Ornitherapy Explorations, which accompany the gentle guided walk, will help […]

Soundembodiment Evening Retreat

Jonathan De Leon

February 24, 2024

Registration starts at 5 pm, dinner at 5:30pm. The program starts at 6:30 and will end at 8pm. Join us for a transformative Evening Retreat at Drala Mountain Center, where the ancient vibrations of Tibetan singing bowls and gongs will guide you on a journey of sound embodiment. Since 2010, Jonathan De Leon has been […]

Mindful Living: Teachings and Practices from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Janet Solyntjes

March 7–10, 2024

Are you wondering how to live your life fully, genuinely, artfully, compassionately, and wisely? The teaching and practices of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues, are a universal expression of ancient wisdom teachings that lead to transforming our lives––a shift from stress, anxiety, and dis-ease to contentment, joy, and freedom. […]

The Mind’s Play—The Body’s Dance:  Contemplative Arts Anyone?

Dr. Lance Brunner

March 15–17, 2024

“In every genuine person, there is a child hidden who wants to play” – Nietzsche The human mind is inherently creative—constantly trying to make sense of the world to survive and thrive. We believe the stories we tell ourselves, whether they conform to reality or not. It is easy for our narratives to solidify and […]

Retreat & Renewal

Dr. Nashalla Nyinda and Melissa Lago

March 15–17, 2024

Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Immerse yourself in our Retreat and Renewal programs, where we offer contemplative practices designed to unlock insights and inspiration for navigating the complexities of modern life – whether it’s your career, family, health, relationships, or personal aspirations. Experience the freedom of a spacious retreat that invites […]

FREE ONLINE (Hosted by One Heart Project) Intensive Practice and Ordinary Life

Susan Piver and Michael Carroll

March 20, 2024

For many practitioners, meditating for extended periods can seem like an impossible burden. Yet, such intensive practice is fundamental to most Buddhist traditions. Why have millions of people over the centuries done such an odd thing and why would we practice like that in the 21st century? In this conversation, we will explore how best […]

Silent Meditation Intensive: The Cradle of Loving-Kindness

Loden Nyima

March 22–24, 2024

In today’s speedy world, we all need kindness to ourselves. This two-day practice intensive is designed for meditators looking to dive deeply into their practice. This weekend is spent in silence to offer ourselves space to settle on the sacred land of Drala Mountain Center with an experienced instructor. This way, we practice befriending ourselves […]

Day Program: Forest Bathing/Shinrin-yoku Experience

Kristy Gungler

March 23, 2024

Forest Bathing/Shinrin-yoku Experience – Where Nature Greets the Soul Embark on a rejuvenating Forest Bathing/Shinrin-yoku Experience that invites you to immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature. Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, this forest therapy not only enhances your health and well-being but also serves as a soulful journey where nature greets your […]

The Art of Meditation: A Weeklong Retreat

Loden Nyima

April 5–12, 2024

Meditation is ultimately a process of accepting and befriending ourselves completely, all the way to our natural basic goodness.  In the process, we will encounter not only our innate ability to rest and rejuvenate truly, but also lots of ups and downs, intense emotions, unprocessed material, cycles of inspiration and discouragement, and questions about how […]

Freedom from Suffering: A Weekend of Healing through Unconditional Self-Love, Mindfulness Meditation & Qi Gong

Blake D. Bauer

April 5–7, 2024

Join international bestselling author Blake D. Bauer for a life-changing weekend that will help you to understand why suffering such as anxiety, depression, chronic self-doubt, addiction, illness, and relationship problems are logical cries from your body, soul, and subconscious mind asking you to finally value, accept, forgive, care for, and be true to yourself in […]

Wisdom of the Body: A Meditation & Yoga Retreat

Katharine Kaufman

April 18–21, 2024

You’ve traveled, studied, and built a life. You’ve pushed your limits and cared for others, experienced loss, recovered from sickness and surgeries. It’s time to discover what your body needs now. In this extended weekend retreat the rhythm of your days will simplify. • walk, sit, stand, lie down. • sense, think, feel. You’ll practice […]

Sitting in Beauty: A 5-day Silent Meditation Retreat

Janet Solyntjes

April 21–26, 2024

Mindfulness and awareness training allows one to fully receive life’s unpredictable, extraordinary, and sometimes heartbreaking dance as it appears within our personal experience. The inclination of our heart’s longing for contentment and freedom reflects our innate beauty and wisdom. Opening to this present moment illuminates the vividness of reality, the tenderness of the heart, and […]

Silent Meditation Intensive: The Cradle of Loving-Kindness

Loden Nyima

May 3–5, 2024

In today’s speedy world, we all need kindness to ourselves. This two-day practice intensive is designed for meditators looking to dive deeply into their practice. This weekend is spent in silence to offer ourselves space to settle on the sacred land of Drala Mountain Center with an experienced instructor. This way, we practice befriending ourselves […]

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 […]

ONLINE • 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 […]

Extended Retreat & Renewal

Denise Wuensch and Linda Zizlavska

May 24–27, 2024

Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Immerse yourself in our Retreat and Renewal programs, where we offer contemplative practices designed to unlock insights and inspiration for navigating the complexities of modern life – whether it’s your career, family, health, relationships, or personal aspirations. Experience the freedom of a spacious retreat that invites […]

Retreat & Renewal

Denise Wuensch and Linda Zizlavska

May 24–26, 2024

Discover relaxation and wakefulness in our pristine mountain environment. Immerse yourself in our Retreat and Renewal programs, where we offer contemplative practices designed to unlock insights and inspiration for navigating the complexities of modern life – whether it’s your career, family, health, relationships, or personal aspirations. Experience the freedom of a spacious retreat that invites […]

Entrepreneurial Women: Cultivate Resilience, Rest & Inspiration When the Going Gets Tough

Sara Avant Stover

May 31–June 2, 2024

A Yoga, Meditation & Internal Family Systems Retreat Setbacks, disappointments, and heartbreak are an inevitable part of every woman’s – and entrepreneur’s – life journey, often occurring multiple times. These experiences encompass the loss of a loved one, the conclusion of a relationship, the aftermath of a natural disaster, financial setbacks, or the upheaval caused […]

The Heart of Mindfulness: A Silent Meditation Retreat

Janet Solyntjes and Gaylon Ferguson

June 14–21, 2024

The Heart of Mindfulness Retreat is a 7-day silent meditation retreat that emphasizes mindfulness’s deep understanding and practice in its most universal expression while respecting and acknowledging its contemplative and spiritual roots. The retreat is open to all experienced meditators who are looking for an enriching silent retreat experience. It suits mindfulness teachers or aspiring […]

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 […]

Quiet Mind, Open Heart: Healing with the Elements

Brooke Binstock, Marissa Knox and Kelly Lindsey

June 29–July 5, 2024

Come home to yourself. Say YES to a spacious retreat designed to nurture your body, heart, and mind. This retreat will offer opportunities to be nourished by the healing energies of nature and the elements. The daily schedule will include guided meditation, yoga, bodywork, and time in nature, while being held in community. Throughout the […]

Family Camp: Connecting with our Families and the Earth

Kelly Lindsey, Rachel Steele, Tessa Ladendorf and Judith Simmer-Brown and Richard Brown

July 7–14, 2024

Registration Opens Thursday, February 1, 2024, at 12pm MT.    Nurture family connections while rejuvenating your spirit in the beautiful terrain of Drala Mountain Center. Family Camp is a creative and contemplative retreat the whole family can enjoy. Take time for yourself in the mornings to practice meditation, yoga, and participate in Parenting as Path […]

Registration Page: Family Camp: Connecting with our Families and the Earth

Kelly Lindsey, Rachel Steele, Tessa Ladendorf and Judith Simmer-Brown and Richard Brown

July 7–14, 2024

This program and the waitlist are full. 2025 Interest Form: https://www.dralamountain.org/program/fc725-family-camp-2025-interest-form/ Nurture family connections while rejuvenating your spirit in the beautiful terrain of Drala Mountain Center. Family Camp is a creative and contemplative retreat the whole family can enjoy. Take time for yourself in the mornings to practice meditation, yoga, and participate in Parenting as […]

Entering the Vajra World: A Three-Yana Retreat

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

July 19–August 18, 2024

Hosted by the Three Yanas Society and Drala Mountain Center Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche was one of the most influential Buddhist teachers of the 20th century. He encouraged deep training in meditation, study, and community life. His approach was ground-breaking, leading students through the three yanas (vehicles) and drawing on the profundity of the mahamudra and […]

Mindful Living: Teachings and Practices from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Janet Solyntjes

August 15–18, 2024

Inspired by the teachings of Jon Kabat-Zinn, this 3-day retreat offers both an introduction and a deepening experience of mindfulness for being more fully present in our lives. Various tools for engaging our lives’ demands and supporting inquiry into fundamental health and wholeness will be drawn from MBSR — the most universal expression of mindfulness. […]

Learn to Meditate: An Introduction and Retreat for Everyone

Loden Nyima

August 30–September 1, 2024

Learn to meditate with Buddhist monk Loden Nyima! Why Learn to Meditate? Meditation is a simple, natural, healthy activity that absolutely anyone can do. You do not need to be interested in a religious path in order to learn and benefit from meditation. Meditation has survived for thousands of years because it works. Your own peace […]

Silent Meditation Intensive: The Cradle of Loving-Kindness

Loden Nyima

September 6–8, 2024

In today’s speedy world, we all need kindness to ourselves. This two-day practice intensive is designed for meditators looking to dive deeply into their practice. This weekend is spent in silence to offer ourselves space to settle on the sacred land of Drala Mountain Center with an experienced instructor. This way, we practice befriending ourselves […]

Do Nothing: Learning to Live Your Life with Genuine Care

September 22–26, 2024

Co-sponsored with the Do Nothing Retreat The Do Nothing Leadership Retreat offers business leaders, entrepreneurs, and those seeking a more mindful life the most rewarding challenge they may ever take — a leadership-focused mindfulness and meditation retreat. Discover why meditation and mindfulness practices can positively impact your life. After slowing down, unplugging, and looking within, […]

Waking Up in Free-Fall: Meeting Fear with Love During Challenging Times

Susan Chapman and Elesa Commerse

September 27–29, 2024

In this weekend retreat, we will explore how the power of an awakened heart can transform the crises in our lives into a path of warriorship. It is based on Susan’s book, Which Way Is Up? (to be published in June, 2024), which uses the journey through cancer treatment as an example of navigating a bardo, or gap, in everyday […]

Silent Meditation Intensive: The Cradle of Loving-Kindness

Loden Nyima

October 11–13, 2024

In today’s speedy world, we all need kindness to ourselves. This two-day practice intensive is designed for meditators looking to dive deeply into their practice. This weekend is spent in silence to offer ourselves space to settle on the sacred land of Drala Mountain Center with an experienced instructor. This way, we practice befriending ourselves […]

The Heart of Mindfulness: A Silent Meditation Retreat

Janet Solyntjes and Gaylon Ferguson

December 6–13, 2024

The Heart of Mindfulness Retreat is a 7-day silent meditation retreat emphasizing mindfulness’s deep understanding and practice in its most universal expression while respecting and acknowledging its contemplative and spiritual roots. The retreat is open to all experienced meditators who are looking for an enriching silent retreat experience. It suits mindfulness teachers or aspiring teachers […]