Nor-Cal Retreat with Noah and Vinny at Vajrapani Institute

March 29 – April 1, 2018

This retreat is SOLD OUT. You must submit a registration form to be placed on the Waitlist

Noah Levine and Vinny Ferraro

Thursday, March 29, 3:00 pm – Sunday, April 1, 11:00 am (three nights)

Vajrapani Institute, Boulder Creek, CA


Dorm Room: $500 – $1000 (sliding scale)
Semi-Private Dorm: $540 – $1040 (sliding scale) – Sold Out
Private Room: $670 – $1170 (sliding scale) – Sold Out
Private Cabin: $750 – $1250 (sliding scale) – Sold Out

Anything you pay above the lowest amount on the sliding scale will support help to support our scholarship program and is tax-deductible. Please note: we cannot accommodate special requests for housing.  We ask that you register in the spirit of taking what is freely offered.

Scholarships are available for a minimum payment of $275.

Pricing includes all meals as well as a $100 stipend for the teachers. There will be an opportunity to offer additional dana for the teachers and for the retreat manager.

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


Space is very limited at this retreat so register early.

This retreat is eligible for the following Hemera Fellowships. Please note: Hemera Fellowships and retreat scholarships are not the same thing.  Do not apply for a scholarship at the same time you are applying for a fellowship. Click on the link for more information:


Healthcare Professionals




Join Noah and Vinny for an intimate retreat at the beautiful Vajrapani Institute in the Santa Cruz mountains. This retreat will be 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 held in a safe container of loving kindness. 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. Join us for what promises to be a wonderful experience. This retreat will be held in noble silence.