august 18 -20  2023

Hello everyone,

Can you believe it? Our retreat is only a few months away. Ticket information will be avaialble soon and scholarships will be avaialble. We will be returning to Mill Hollow and this year we will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary as a community – Here are some basics to start thinking about.

A retreat is a rare opportunity to put aside the habits, concerns, and demands of your everyday life and live in a different way. It is an opportunity to relax, refresh, inspire and challenge yourself. For some it is a get-away from the busyness of modern life; for others, it is a life-changing experience they never forget. A retreat is also a good way to meet new friends. You can deepen your meditation, cultivate mindfulness, and learn about Buddhism.

Come and join us or a day of mindfulness practice and extended noble silences.. We tentatively have the following activities planned, Welcome dharma service, walking meditation, extended chanting and meditation, deep listening, Interdependence Reflection, and interactive mindfulness activities more.

We will also be doing our Ti Sarana ceremony for those who want to formally become Buddhists. If you are interested click the link above to read more about what it entails and then email me at

Children are welcome to attend our TI Sarana starting at 2:00 PM on Saturday the 19th

Tents and Bunks

For those that are planning on staying in a tent. There are a few things to consider. The property is on a hill for the most part and semi level spots for a tent are at a premium. Larger tents are discouraged unless you are willing to multiple people stay in them with you. It will be a first come first serve basis so don’t be late. The property owner lets us on-site at 4 pm exactly. For the rest of you, we have two bunkhouses (48 bunks). There are showers and restrooms in them. You will need to bring bedding and a blanket. It can get pretty chilly at night.

Volunteer Opportunities

Working can be a mindfulness activity. As Sunryu Suzuki used to teach, mediation and working are the same things. We have opportunities for you to be active in creating our space for the retreat and also for feeding one another. More information and a signup sheet will be going out soon.

Becoming a Buddhist

If you are planning or considering being a part of our Ti Sarana Ceremony and officially becoming a Buddhist, please reach out to me as soon as you can.

If you have any questions, please let us know at