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. Buy your tickets below

Volunteer OpportunitiesShunryu Suzuki taught that work and mediation were the same thing. Everything we do at retreat is part of the retreat experience.  Everyone working together as a team is what makes retreat successful and meaningful. Everyone who attends is asked to sign up to help. We have opportunities for you to be active in creating our space for the retreat and also for feeding one another. Make sure that you sign up below. Please click the link below to select what you can do to help. 

Bunks and Tents

This year, the bunkhouses we will be using have been renovated. The spaces are a little spartan but clean. There will be a Men’s and a Women’s bunk house. We have more than enough room in the bunkhouses for everyone.(we have two bunkhouses with 48 bunks). There are communal showers and restrooms in them. You will need to bring bedding and a blanket. It can get pretty chilly at night.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 let 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 3 pm exactly.

Becoming a BuddhistIf 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 at and in the subject line type TI SARANAI

If you have any questions, please let us know at