Residential Retreat Centers

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Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Washington
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center is a non-sectarian Buddhist center hosting residential retreats year round. Their mission is to provide opportunities for all individuals to hear and practice Buddhist teachings with qualified and realized teachers in an environment that combines exquisite simplicity, comfort and a supportive container for spiritual transformation. It is our intention to provide opportunities for balanced cultivation of the Three Pillars of Buddhism: ethical and moral behavior, generosity and giving, and the cultivation of wisdom


Insight Meditation Society, Massachusetts
IMS is one of the Western world’s oldest and most-respected meditation retreat centers. They are dedicated to providing a spiritual refuge for all who seek freedom of mind and heart. They have two adjacent retreat facilities – the Retreat Center and the Forest Refuge – are set on some 240 secluded wooded acres in the quiet countryside of central Massachusetts.  The Retreat Center has a range of silent meditation courses available, varying in length from a weekend to three months. The Forest Refuge offers experienced meditators the opportunity to explore a more independent and less structured form of retreat life


Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Northern California
Spirit Rock Meditation Center is dedicated to the teachings of the Buddha as presented in the vipassana tradition. The practice of mindful awareness, called Insight Meditation, is at the heart of all the activities at Spirit Rock. We provide silent meditation retreats, as well as classes, trainings, and Dharma study opportunities for new and experienced students from diverse backgrounds with a willingness to develop their own practice.