About Retreats

What is Retreat?

The Tibetan word for retreat is ‘tsam’, which means ‘stop’ or ‘make a break’. This indicates we must stop, or make a break from, our normal activities and concentrate on a particular spiritual practice. The most important thing to stop during retreat is our distractions—to stop our busy mind.

At Kadampa Meditation Center, we offer a variety of retreats to give the practitioner an opportunity to ‘take a break’ from normal activities and a distracted mind.

Day Retreats, Meditation Workshops, and Away Retreats

These retreats are offered throughout the year at the center and provide an opportunity to gain retreat experience in a quiet, peaceful environment. We offer meditation retreats that range from half-day retreats on Saturdays, to full weekends, to away retreats during which we stay at a retreat center in the mountains. These relaxing and profound retreats help us create the space to more deeply contemplate and meditate on specific teachings.

Upcoming Retreats & Special Events

What are the Preliminary Guide Retreats?

Preliminary Guide Retreats are held every year at the center. They are usually a week in length, four sessions a day, and allow people to gain deeper experience of a particular practice. They are an integral part of the Teacher Training Program (TTP), but are also open to everyone. You may attend any number of sessions. Preliminary Guide Retreats include the following: 

  • Refuge Retreat
  • Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat
  • Vajrasattva Purification Retreat
Visit Our Preliminary Guide Page

Upcoming Events & Retreats

Party and Annual Fundraiser

An Evening of Benefit and Bliss

Saturday, May 18th | 5:00 - 7:30pm

A special FUNdraising evening of amazing food and musical performances, Exclusive silent auction items including vacation getaways, fine art, sailing, Dodgers and more.

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Food for Thought

Focused or Fidgety

Saturday, May 31st | 6:00 - 7:30pm

A focused mind is a peaceful mind. Discover the power of a focused mind!

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