Memorial Day Retreat



Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society

Memorial Day Mindfulness Retreat




Noah Levine with Dave Smith and Mary Stancavage


Friday , May 27, 3:00 pm  – Monday, May 30, noon (three nights)


Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Yucca Valley, CA



$375 – $575* (sliding scale).  Anything you pay above the lowest amount on the sliding scale will support help to support our scholarship program and is tax-deductible.


Single rooms are available for an additional $250.


Camping is available $315 – $515 (sliding scale).


Limited scholarships available for a minimum of $200


*This year the pricing includes a baseline stipend for the teacher and there will be an opportunity at the end of the retreat to offer dana for him and the assistants. The staff (cooks and retreat manager) are offering their services on a dana basis and you will be given the opportunity to offer dana for them as well. Please feel free to write if you have any additonal questions about this.


We currently have limited scholarship funds available and may not be able to support all who need a scholarship to attend. Please consider making payment arrangements if you need support to attend the retreat. If you are interested, please contact us. Download the forms to apply for a scholarship.


If you would like to make a donation to the Scholarship Fund, please CLICK HERE and indicate it is for the Memorial Day retreat. You can also indicate if the donation is for a specific person or sangha

This retreat is eligible for the Hemera Foundation Contemplative Fellowships for Educators.  These are available to people who currently work full-time in pre-K or K-12 education, or are enrolled in a Master’s degree program in education. More info.

It is also eligible for the Hemera Foundation Comtempletive Fellowships for Healthcare Professionals. More info.







This silent retreat with Noah is a chance to experience an extended period of meditation that is so vital to our practice. There will be periods of sitting and walking meditation, with instructions and daily dharma talks. 


Retreats offer the opportunity to move deeply into our experience and know the poignancy of the human condition and the capacity of the heart.  This form of practice supports our deepest intention to be free. This retreat is especially good for those who are unable to get away for extended retreats or those who are in their first few years of practice.  All are welcome to attend.