Spring Renewal Meditation Retreat: Intimate with Life

Thursday Evening, April 11 – Sunday Morning, April 14, 2024 with optional extension to 4/16

Bethany Hills Retreat Center, Kingston Springs, TN

“Enlightenment is Intimacy With all Things” ~ Dogen

This retreat is full, but spots usually open closer to the retreat. We encourage you to join the waitlist. To be added, please fill in the brief registration form (below). No payment needed. Our registrar will reach out if a spot opens.

Each spring the earth awakens from its winter slumber as the days grow warmer and longer. During this time together we will renew our minds and hearts in the simple yet profound practice of sitting and walking meditation. Gradually this practice will lead us to intimacy with all of life as we touch the present moment with a kind and open heart.

With a warm community of participants, teacher guidance and a supportive practice schedule, this retreat will help you access the liberating power of awareness right where you are. It will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, instructions, dharma talks, q&a and optional group or private meetings with the teacher.

This mostly silent retreat is suitable for all levels of experience from newer meditators to long term practitioners. The cost is $465 for three nights and $665 for the five night option. Please note that Bethany Hills has significantly raised their prices (as have many retreat centers) but we are keeping the prices as low as we can. We will also continue to make reduced fee scholarships available for all who need financial assistance. We appreciate donations to our scholarship fund to allow those who need to pay less to attend as we operate on slim margins to keep costs down. If you need finanacal support to attend the retreat, we offer scholarships. Please inquire to onedharmaretreat@gmail.com . Please note that there will be a separate opportunity at retreat’s end to make a dana offering (donation) to the teacher.

If you are unable to pay the full fee at one time, please email us at the address above to arrange for two payments.

Lisa Ernst is a fully authorized meditation teacher in the Thai Forest/Spirit Rock lineage of Ajahn Chah, Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman. She teachers internationally and leads workshops and retreats nationally

To pay, click Register button, it will direct you to the payment page after you’ve completed the form. A vaccination card will be required. If you would like to support the scholarship fund, please add to your payment any amount you’d like to contribute. Thank you! Note that you are not registered until you pay the retreat fee.

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Covid: We are monitoring Covid cases in our area and may require a negative Covid test at the time of the retreat.

Cancellation Refund Policy: More than four weeks from retreat start date – $50 cancellation fee; No refunds are available for cancellations less than four weeks from retreat start date.