Exploration of Om Mani Padme Hung and the Six Paramis 2018

February 11, 2018 to February 16, 2018


Overview 


*Attendance by invitation only*

Ferris will facilitate our exploration through our theme of Om Mani Padme Hung and the Paramis with support from Diana Shimkus, Bob Kalayjian and Carol Eggers.  We will be blending silence, dialogue and conversation with old friends and new.

All attendees will be asked to volunteer to lead many of the practices during the days of our retreat together.  

All meals are strictly vegetarian. Their kitchen uses fresh, high quality ingredients, incorporating organic and local products whenever possible, in lovingly prepared menus. They can accommodate most special dietary needs and requests.

Have a question or concern? Please email Bob at robkal@me.com at any time. 

Deposit will be $250 dollars and is 50% refundable until 10/10/17 and non-refundable after 12/10/17.  Balance will be due on or before 12/31/17.


Schedule


6:30am – Early Morning (Sitting, Movement)

8:00am – Breakfast (Silent)

9:30am – Morning (Sitting, Sound Practice, Teaching, Walking, Dialogue)

12:30pm – Lunch (Silent)

2:30pm – Afternoon (Sitting, Sound Practice)

3:30pm – Ferris Dialogue

4:30pm – Late Afternoon (Sitting)

5:00pm – Dinner – Talking

7:00pm – Evening (Sitting, Walking, Sound Practice)

9:00pm – Rest

 

Rooms


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Seminar House

Double - $748/per person

Triple - $656/per person

Dorm - $598/per person

The Seminar House bedrooms can accommodate up to 22 people. There are one double room, two triple rooms, and two dorm rooms. Each dorm fits 4 to 7 attendees in a room.

Hotel-style rooms (without phones or TVs) with 1, 2, or more twin beds. Shared (private while in use) bathrooms and showers down the hall.

 
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Cabins

Cabins - $748/per person

Situated in an oak grove, the Oaks Cabins each house 2 people and have electricity and heat, but no plumbing. A separate bathhouse with private flush toilets and shower rooms is nearby. 

 
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Conference Center

Double Shared Bathroom - $748/per person

Double Private Bathroom - $822/per person

Hotel-style rooms (without phones or TVs) with two twin beds.

Choice of private bathroom with shower or shared (private while in use) bathrooms and showers down the hall.

Only two double private bathrooms are available. 

Centered around a large courtyard and koi pond, the conference center overlooks Monterey Bay.

 
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Tent Sites

Tent - $414/per person

Guests can bring their own tents for use.

All campsites have access to enclosed showers and outhouses.

Note that Mount Madonna often receive significant rain between November - April.


About Mount Madonna Center


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Mount Madonna Center offers a beautiful, warm natural setting for group workshops and retreats. The 355 acres of redwood groves, hiking trails, and meadows are infused with a sense of peace, spaciousness, and heartfelt service. 

A beautiful rustic center with spa, hot tubs, forest trails and a view of the Castro Valley and Monterey Bay.  

The Seminar House will be the center of our activities with the dining hall a short walk away.  This house can accommodate up to 22 people, has a kitchen with tea setup and an outside deck.  Other accommodations are nearby.  

All meals are strictly vegetarian. Their kitchen uses fresh, high quality ingredients, incorporating organic and local products whenever possible, in lovingly prepared menus. They can accommodate most special dietary needs and requests.

Address 445 Summit Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076

More information about Mt. Madonna Center can be found here.

Directions and transportation options can be found here.