Schedule


Wattle Hollow Schedule SPRING 2024 **

Welcome dear yogis!

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Following is the upcoming Spring listing of events:

** WITH THE SIMULTANEOUS AND FULL EMBRACE OF “ANNICCA”, THE BUDDHIST DOCTRINE ACKNOWLEDGING THE ETERNALLY SHIFTING AND UNFORESEEABLE FACTORS OF LIFE ON EARTH.

Registration is now accomplished entirely online, unlike in former years. You may register anytime, friends…though my response may be somewhat delayed…

Friends, I suggest that you don’t wait too long to register for any of
these offerings…They seem to fill up faster every year!

About Dharma Days

Dharma Days are a one-day opportunity, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to take a personal tour in the Theravadan Vipassana meditation traditional practices of sitting, walking, eating and loving-kindness/metta.

It’s a great chance for beginning meditators to get their feet wet, and for oldies to refresh their practice. We also do a mild 50-minute stretching/yoga/or creative movement session. An organic vegetarian lunch will be served. No charge for this day, though dana/donations are accepted. See Registration link below to register.

We will have chairs or cushions available for sitting, and yoga mats for our period of stretching, though you all are of course welcome to bring your own. I will send out an orientation letter well before the event.

All are welcome, though pre-registration must be submitted no less than three days before the retreat (e.g. the Wednesday before). These Dharma Days have been filling up the last couple of years, so don’t wait til the last minute to sign up, friends.

At Dharma Day, we also practice the Buddhist tradition of Noble Silence, though there will be group discussions and question periods. The participants’ silence allows them to sink down into the practice without distractions.

Send Your Registration Request

DHARMA DAY March 30


Saturday, March 30, 2024 (10 a.m. -4 p.m.)

We will be practicing the various forms of Vipassana Buddhist meditation:
** Sitting (no sessions more than 30-40 minutes), various types of practices.
** Walking (both indoor and outdoor)
** An hour-long movement/yoga session
** Eating (lunchtime will be silent, with special focus on the food)
** Metta/Lovingkindness practice

The practice of Noble Silence will be observed all day, except for group discussions, in order to deepen our meditative focus.

All Dharma Days are suitable for oldies and for newcomers…since we all need to arrive with “beginner’s mind,” anyhow.

No charge for this day, in the ancient Buddhist tradition.
Dana/donations are accepted, however.
Registration is required. You will receive an orientation letter within a couple weeks, well before the event.

Miracles Retreat

This is an opportunity to go a bit deeper than Dharma Day.  We will use the vehicles of Vipassana meditation and movement…. to witness a subtle ripening as winter loosens its grip on the valley, in subtle and large ways. And perhaps hear the call of these planetary challenges as they expedite our own ripening.

**This retreat will culminate with the near-total solar eclipse, IF the weather permits.  
But miracles abound, regardless.

(In the ancient Buddhist tradition, we will be fasting between lunch and breakfast each day.)

DHARMA DAY April 20

Saturday, APRIL 20, 2023 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We will be practicing the various forms of Vipassana Buddhist meditation:
** Sitting (no sessions more than 30-40 minutes), various types of practices.
** Walking (both indoor and outdoor)
** An hour-long movement/yoga session**Eating (lunchtime will be `silent, with special focus on the food)
** Metta/Lovingkindness practice

The practice of Noble Silence will be observed all day, except for group discussions, in order to deepen our meditative focus.

All Dharma Days are suitable for oldies and for newcomers…since we all need to arrive with “beginner’s mind,” anyhow.

No charge for this day, in the ancient Buddhist tradition.
Dana/donations are accepted, however.
Registration is required. You will receive an orientation letter within a couple weeks, well before the event.

Nature Day 2024

Sunday, April 21, 2024 9:00 a.m.

Joe Neal and Tony will be our wildlife guides….We’ll meet at the top of Wattle driveway, with binoculars, if you have them. Potluck down below, around noon…..

There’s an optional creekside hike after lunch, for you “wild ones”.

All are welcome to join us.

More about Joe at this link.

Songwriters’ Creativity Weekend

Here’s another opportunity to experience a conjunction of
creativity, kindness, gourmet food, with the best possible guides on
our musical journey: Donna and Kelly Mulholland, Jack Smith.

Contact Judy Smith for information and registration:
judysmith221gmail.com

All Wattle Hollow retreats (except Songwriters’ weekend) are
offered by donation…e.g. no one is turned away for lack of finances,
according to the ancient Buddhist tradition.

Great Mother Weekend Retreat

great-mother-retreat

We will practice Vipassana meditation (including the Theravada Buddhist practice of “sweeping”) and simultaneously contemplate the Mother within all and how that manifests.

Retreat Registration Form

DHARMA DAY May 26

We will be practicing the various forms of Vipassana Buddhist meditation:
** Sitting (no sessions more than 30-40 minutes), various types of practices.
** Walking (both indoor and outdoor)
** An hour-long movement/yoga session
** Eating (lunchtime will be silent, with special focus on the food)
** Metta/Lovingkindness practice

The practice of Noble Silence will be observed all day, except for group discussions, in order to deepen our meditative focus.

All Dharma Days are suitable for oldies and for newcomers…since we all need to arrive with “beginner’s mind,” anyhow.

No charge for this day, in the ancient Buddhist tradition.
Dana/donations are accepted, however.
Registration is required. You will receive an orientation letter within a couple weeks, well before the event.

Dharma Day – June 22

This retreat will have a special focus on nature.

(See above for fuller description of Dharma Day.)

All Dharma Days are suitable for oldies and for newcomers…since we all need to arrive with “beginner’s mind,” anyhow.

No charge for this day, in the ancient Buddhist tradition. Dana/donations are accepted, however.

Friends, I suggest that you don’t wait too long to register for any of these offerings…
They seem to fill up faster every year.

Registration is required. You will receive an orientation letter within a couple weeks, well before the event.