“It’s not what you think;
it’s much, much less” 

–  Adyashanti



Annual 3-Day Retreat

Each Fall we retreat to Vajrapani Institute, a Tibetan retreat center nestled among the redwoods near Boulder Creek in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. A teacher is invited to lead the event, offering dharma talks and instruction. 

We welcome both beginners and long-time practitioners to join in a program that blends elements of a traditional silent retreat – sitting and walking meditation – with talks and exercises led by members of the sangha. Free time is included to walk the forest and socialize with others. 

City Day-Retreats 

Typically, a day retreat is offered in the Spring at The San Francisco Buddhist Center, the home of our Sunday gatherings. It may be offered both in-person and on Zoom. There is no charge for the retreat – dana, of course, is always welcome.


Retreat program and registration details will appear on this page when the next event is scheduled.

Registration opens 4-6 weeks prior to the event. Scholarships may be available to those who find the suggested fee unaffordable.

Due to COVID-19, our last event was a day-retreat held November 14, 2021.