Fall Retreat at Joshua Tree 2016


Mary Stancavage, Dave Smith, and Cheryl Slean


Sunday, Sept. 25, 3:00 pm – Sunday, Oct 2, noon (seven nights)


Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Yucca Valley, CA


$790 – $1290 (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. This fee includes shared accommodations and all meals.
A limited number of single rooms are available for an additional fee of $300.
Camping is available $630 -$1030 (sliding scale). This includes all meals and access to shower facilities.
Scholarships are available for a minimum payment of $400.

The teachers and 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 at the end of the retreat. Please feel free to write if you have any additional 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 Fall Retreat at Joshua Tree. 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.

2016 Hemera Foundation Contemplative Fellowships for Healthcare Professionals: This program makes it possible for full-time healthcare professionals, who are new to retreat practice, to attend retreats when they might not otherwise have the resources to do so. Click here for more info.

2016 Loving Kindness Scholarships: We have received a generous donation which will enable those with severely limited incomes to attend our 2016 retreats. Click here for more info.




This silent retreat 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.  All are welcome to attend.