Come Home: Awakening the Heart of Longing

Date: October 7–28, 2024

Location:

Pine Valley, Utah

Experience Prerequisite: At least 2 silent, residential, Buddhist meditation retreats for a minimum of 6 days. Please include specifics of your retreat experience to verify that you meet these requirements in your application. Stephen may consider exceptions to these requirements under some circumstances. To request an exception, please email us at events@awakeningdharma.org.

Investment: (Includes room, meals, teaching fees/staff dana, and all other costs and expenses)

Early-bird discount: If booked before May 31, 2024 receive $250 off a private room or $150 off a dorm room!

All-inclusive cost for 21 days:

Private rooms are now fully booked and waitlist only.

Private room booked for two people: $7,000
(Please apply separately if sharing a room and indicate your roommate on your application.)
Private room booked for one person: $3,750

Dorm room per person (10 beds per room, limited spaces remain) per person: $2,500

Enjoy a country lodge nestled into the mountains near Zion National Park during this three-week retreat in Pine Valley, Utah.

We will turn to the qualities and functions of the source of all reality and manifestation – the Absolute.

During this retreat, we will steep in the practices of awakening through teaching, guided mediations, and group meditations opening to the Absolute awakening to itself in kensho.

We will journey deep into the manifest Absolute with its qualities and functions of pure, unconditioned love, pure non-conceptual awareness, and pure presence (beingness).  Additionally, we will enter into the rich vast blackness of vast absence along with deep peacefulness and profound primordial stillness of Cessation.

This is a rare opportunity to take a sustained deep dive into the Absolute, the unconditioned, undying qualities in your consciousness.

This retreat is suitable for intermediate and advanced meditators and practitioners.

 

Stephen Mugen Snyder, Sensei began practicing daily meditation in 1976. Since then, he has studied Buddhism extensively—investigating and engaging in Zen, Tibetan, Theravada, and Western non-dual traditions. He was authorized to teach in the Theravada Buddhist tradition in 2007 and the Zen Buddhist schools of Soto and Rinzai in 2022. Stephen is a senior student of Roshi Mark Sando Mininberg. Stephen encourages students to turn toward their true nature and embody their true identity. He is the author of five books, including Buddha’s Heart and Demystifying Awakening.

Investment: (Includes room, meals, teaching fees/staff dana, and all other costs and expenses)

Early-bird discount: If booked before May 31, 2024 receive $250 off a private room or $150 off a dorm room!

All-inclusive cost for 21 days:

Private rooms are now fully booked and waitlist only.

Private room booked for two people: $7,000
(Please apply separately if sharing a room and indicate your roommate on your application.)
Private room booked for one person: $3,750

Dorm room for one person (10 beds per room, limited spaces remain) per person: $2,500

Please review our Cancellation Policy.