If you want to rent the center for a retreat, please check Rent the Center page for schedule and information.
Retreats will begin June 2018 as RMERC is currently closed for renovation. Please do not contact RMERC about retreats, as everything we know is in the links below.
RMERC Teachers Retreat
Season Opening Daylong9:30am-4:30pm
Sitting and Walking Meditation, Hiking, Dharma Talk/Discussion, Potluck Social Lunch A chance to get to know your Retreat Center, and the local Sangha $10 registration fee. Dana offerings will be requested, and are greatly appreciated. We will sit and walk on this beautiful land, in a variety of settings: by the creek, the meadows, wooded hillsides, and the lodge. Then there will be time for a talk, discussion and socializing. Bring something ready for a potluck lunch (kitchen will not be open). Carpooling from NOBO will be coordinated. Space is Limited, Register Now.
To sign up for the daylong pay below, and put your name in the notes field. Each person must register separately.
With Zen Center of Denver
Summer Solstice Retreat- Insight Meditation in Nature
with Johann Robbins and Peter Williams
This silent meditation retreat is for anyone with a desire to go deeper in their practice, from beginners to experienced meditators. The retreat will include instructions and sitting and walking (hiking) meditation, Dharma talks, and practice discussion with the teachers. Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center has beautiful hiking trails and amazing views of Indian Peaks. Lodging options include camping, shared or private rooms. Delicious vegetarian meals are provided. Click here for complete information and here for a registration form.
“Running with the Buddha Within” Yoga, Meditation and Trail Running Retreat
Marty Kibiloski and Michael Sandrock“Running with the Buddha Within” brings together Western running knowledge and Eastern insight meditation and yoga practices to look at the reasons so many of us “overtrain” in running and in life. Why so much work? Why so much running? Why so much anxiety and unhappiness? This retreat, led by 2:23:25 and 2:24:30 marathoners Marty Kibiloski and Michael Sandrock, will explain why, leaving you surprised and, perhaps, awakened. It is based on the work of comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell and on principles first formulated by the Buddha 2,500 years ago and codified in marathoner Sakyong Mipham’s “Running with the Mind of Meditation.” (Kibiloski and Sandrock have co-facilitated eponymous retreats for a decade; Kibiloski is coach of the popular “Running with the Mind” on-line meditation and running program; Sandrock is author of “Running with the Legends,” ranked high on lists of the top-20 running books. Both are experienced meditators).And what does Running with the Buddha within mean? It means running to that still point within yourself, what is called the Immovable Spot, where you am no longer buffeted by desire or fear: the desire or need to prove something, the fear of not getting what you think you want. You will leave the retreat with a personal daily training schedule geared towards your next goal race, from 5K through marathon, as well as an easy-to-stick-to meditation schedule that will not only let you run faster, but help you to live a richer, happier life.Come to the Running with the Buddha Within Summer Retreat: Run Faster, Live Happier.For more information please contact Marty Kibiloski: 303-596-5959 or Marty.Kibiloski@gmail.comRetreat is limited to 20 people.
Zen meditation retreat (Sesshin)
Led by Zen teacher (Sensei), Climate scientist & activist Kritee Kanko
Boundless in Motion - Bridging Zen, community-building & strategic action
This Rinzai Zen retreat will include 7-8 hours of seated meditation, walking meditation, deep abdominal chanting, private interviews and group work periods. Scholarships available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds if the retreat is otherwise appropriate for you.
For registration, instructions and more, please go to Boundless in Motion.
The Happiness of the Buddha
With Barry Gillespie
The Buddha and his teachings are often thought of as depressing. All that talk about suffering! Actually the Buddha spent most of his time talking about happiness, how we can bring more joy into our own lives and into the lives of everyone around us. The Buddha was called "The Happy One" for good reason. On this retreat we will explore what the Buddha taught about happiness and how we can directly apply these teaching to our practice.
Inner and Outer Nature
With Johann Robbins, David Loy
The Inner and Outer Nature retreat includes deep nature practice, immersing in the natural world, connecting our inner nature with outer nature, dissolving separation. Each day includes plentiful time for sitting, hiking/walking meditation, as well as instruction in nature meditation, Dharma talks, and individual and group practice discussions. Click here for complete information and here for a registration form.
With Johann Robbins, David Loy, and Kritee Kanko
The Empowering Action Retreat is a combination retreat workshop, exploring the ways spiritual practice can nourish an ecological and social consciousness based on wisdom and compassion rather than anxiety and anger. Mornings are silent, and include mindfulness meditation in nature (instruction is provided and beginners are welcome), both sitting and walking. The afternoons and evenings will be a combination of presentations, discussions, sharing, and exercises, often in small groups, with additional time for reflection and integration as necessary. The focus will be on awakening authentic direct experience and responsiveness to the state of the planet, and using that to empower and support an awakened activism that you can take back into your life. Click here for complete information and here for a registration form.
Awakening Intuition: An Insight Medtation Retreat with David Chernikoff
with David Chernikoff
Details to be announced.
Restoreth My Soul Flow
with Frederic Wiedemann, PhD (and guest teachers)This playful retreat is for spiritual beings who want to EMBODY, dance, flow, contact, feel contentment in their bodies, yoga, roll in the meadow, access deep inner guidance, and arch your across a boulder … in Nature’s extraordinary beauty, healing, and inspiration. The retreat will include all manner of “micro-practices” (30 seconds are less) to access your flow state. We will also notice and work with all that which blocks us from these divine states. I will focus on deep integration of this week with your default daily life “back home.” Our locale has beautiful hiking trails and amazing views of Indian Peaks. Lodging options include camping, shared or private rooms. Delicious vegetarian meals are provided.SPECIAL FEATURE: Tuesday Aug 21 at 1 pm thru Thursday Aug 23 at 1 pm will be a 48 hour solo/silent/soul/vision quest.INCLUDES: three healthy meals/day, all snacks, lodging in a classic 1930's Lodge, unlimited Nature, and all activities, teachings, and 48 soul solo if desiredAPPLY: email firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can schedule a phone call/chat to see if this might serve your soul
The Heart of Listening: A Mindful Inquiry Training Intensive for Facilitators
With Deborah Eden Tull
In this training you will learn and deepen in skills for inquiry. These include: Deep Listening, Clear Seeing, The Art of the Question, Transparency, Offering Skillful Feedback, and Compassionate Action. You may use these skills for working with people one on one, in groups, and for personal investigation. Mindful inquiry is held in the spirit of learning how to be of service rather than trying to be helpful, fix, or change people. It is a gateway to intimacy, clarity, and deeper understanding and peace.
Insight Meditation retreat with David Chernikoff
Details to be announced.
Private RetreatWith Mark Coleman
Rocky Mountain Nature Retreat
With Peter Willams and Tory Capron
Mountain States MBSR Teachers Retreat
Johann Robbins Retreat
With Johann Robbins
Details to be announced.
June 23-25 Nature retreat with Peter Williams & Johann Robbins (Details)
July 15 Free Open House Daylong Retreat (Email for details)
July 16 Open House Activity Day (Details)
July 22 Free Daylong Zen Retreat with Kritee Kanko (Details)
Aug 4-13 Ecodharma retreat with David Loy & Johann Robbins (Details)
Aug 14-15 Board retreat and diversity training with Kristin Barker
Aug 19 AM Sustaining a pristine Sub-alpine ecosystem: With Adam Brock (Details)
Aug 19 PM Three poisons & our neoliberal economy: With Jeff Hohensee (Details)
Aug 21-28 Private (Solo) retreat
Sept 1-3 Dana-based weekend retreat with Kritee Kanko (Details)