Registration opens on Monday, April 29th at 9:45 a.m. The Brahmaviharas are four mental states that the Buddha encouraged for the practice of meditation. They are loving-friendliness (Metta), compassion (Karuna), sympathetic joy - rejoicing in the happiness of others (Mudita), and equanimity (Upekkha). Through these practices we develop a loving heart, concentration, self-acceptance, fearlessness, and happiness. These practices also establish our fundamental connectedness to all life.
Participation is restricted to "Intermediate" (or "Advanced") meditators i.e. who have attended at least two or more short retreats at the Bhavana Society or two retreats each lasting three full days at other centers. The Bhavana Society's website/registration module was updated to accommodate mobile devices. If you were a registered user of the Bhavana’s previous website and try to log in with your old username and password, it will not work. We kindly ask that you do not phone the office, but use the Contact Us form; or, send an email if you have a problem re-registering noting the issue encountered and your contact information directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Initially each new account begins with 'Beginner' level and after review of each registration profile for provided information on 'past retreat attended', we assign a 'participation/experience' level. In interim, if you receive a registration error such as participation level mismatch between your account and the requested retreat. And, if you think this is an error, please email office manager to review and update your account profile. We appreciate your understanding, and request two business day to reviews your message by our small team of staff and volunteer to respond. We regret any inconvenience.
On-site registration/check-in opens at 3:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall. Please arrive to allow enough time to complete registration here and settle in before the retreat begins. All retreats end after lunch on the last day.
Although every retreat is slightly different here is a typical retreat daily schedule.