Retreat Schedule here at the Bhavana Society
All retreat registrations will only be accessible to register approximately thirty days before each retreat's starting date. You will not be able to register for any retreat until each individual registration form becomes active. Please understand that we are limited by gender to how many individuals we can accept for each retreat, once we fill to capacity, we will close the retreat registration and may have to ask some who registered to be placed on our Wait List; we always suggest registering as soon as possible (please see Retreat Registration form Page for details). If we receive cancellations, we would begin to contact those on the Wait List by gender. Please also note, retreat registrations that become active during the weekend and holiday dates; you may not receive a reply or confirmation from our office until the next business day. If you have not received a reply within 2-3 business days, please contact our office.
Also Note: Vesak and Kathina are not retreats, but we list them here for your convenience. It is not necessary to register for them if you are only coming for the day. To make overnight arrangements for Kathina and Vesak, please use the Visit Registration form.
If a retreat is listed as "full", you can request to be put on a "Wait List", this list will be used as spaces become available. Please submit a Visitor's Registration form and in Special Needs write that you are requesting to be put on the Wait List and specify retreat, then enter the dates for the retreat.
The Lifetime Precepts will be offered at the end of long retreats with the exception of the Year End Retreat Part I and Part II. There may be an occasional change when the monastic leading a retreat decides to offer or decline to offer the precepts.
|Jan thru Feb 2017||Resident’s Retreat||2 months||Private Resident Retreat Closed to Public||No|
|July 31-August 5, 2017||Monastic Retreat (Buddhist Monastics Only)||4 nights||Bhante Gunaratana||Intermediate||Yes|
|March 14-19, 2017||Four Noble Truths Retreat||5||Bhante Gunaratana & the Monastic Community||Any||Yes|
|April 6-9, 2017||Introduction to Meditation Retreat||3 nights||Monastic Community||Beginner||Yes|
|April 16-22, 2017||Vipassana with Yoga Retreat||6 Nights||Bhante Rahula||Any||Yes|
|May 1-7, 2017||Metta Retreat||6 nights||Bhante Gunaratana & the Monastic Community||Any||Yes|
|May 14, 2017||Vesak Celebration Day||This is not a retreat.||Yes|
|May 29-June 4, 2017||Noble Eightfold Path Retreat||6 nights||Bhante Seelananda & the Monastic Community||Any||Yes|
|June 25-July 2, 2017||Jhana Retreat||7 nights||Bhante Gunaratana & Bhante Seelananda||Intermediate||Yes|
|July 13-16, 2017||Introduction to Meditation Retreat||3 nights||Bhante Seelananda & the Monastic Community||Beginner||Yes|
|August 18-20, 2017||Youth Retreat||2 nights||Monastic Community||Youth Only||Yes|
|Sept. 1-4, 2017||Fall Family Work Weekend Retreat||3 nights||Monastic Community||Any||Yes|
|Sept. 20-24, 2017||Three Characteristics of Existence Retreat||4 nights||Bhante Seelananda & the Monastic Community||Any||Yes|
|October 8, 2017||Kathina Celebration||This is not a retreat.||Yes|
|October 22-28, 2017||Four Foundations of Mindfulness||6 nights||Bhante Gunaratana & the Monastic Community||Intermediate||Yes|
|Nov. 22-26, 2017||Thanksgiving Retreat||4 nights||Bhante Gunaratana & the Monastic Community||Any||Yes|
|Dec 15-22, 2017||Year End Retreat Part I||7 nights||Bhante Seelananda||Intermediate||Yes|
|Dec 24-Jan 1, 2018||Year End Retreat Part II||8 nights||Bhante Gunaratana||Intermediate||Yes|