Retreat programs are held by the teachers of Mindfulness Meditation Centers, a non profit organization devoted to the compassionate awakening. Quiet Mind Mountain Retreat Center serves as the California branch for MMC which has a community of over 500,000 joyful and mindful meditators across the world.
We also encourage our guests to take the opportunity to chat Lama Michael Gregory if they seen him around the retreat, for personalized meditation instruction.
Our retreat programs focus on bringing the classical teachings of Buddhism to a modern, practical and highly transformative context. Crystal clear teachings and meditation instructions are offered to all in a way that is truly meaningful and life changing.
Immersive monthly 1 Day or Weekend Retreats challenge old and unconscious habitual patterns and awaken new conscious ways of being and illuminate the joyful and radiant mind. 10 and 30 Day Retreats allow for deeper transformations, empowering insights and life changing shifts toward greater awareness and enlightened path and purpose.
One Day Wisdom Retreats are shared by wise and creative teachers integrating art, movement and mindfulness. Weekend retreats explore the core teachings of Buddhism in a modern context and are offered by Michael Gregory a Leading Teacher in the field of Buddhism and former Buddhist Monk.
10 day retreats offer an invitation to deeper practice foundation of mindfulness practice and into the Mahayana and Theravada School of Buddhism.
30 Day Retreats offer advanced practices and teachings from Tantra, Dzogchen and Mahamudra on the nature of mind and practices of complete enlightenment.
Regular 1 day and weekend retreats are held each month, and longer term retreats (10 and 30 days) are held each year at Quiet Mind Mountain.
We also offer the option of Video Retreats that can be done at the center through a unique specialized package and can be done at your own pace.
Accommodations for retreats are available at the center but require advanced booking.
Retreats begin here March 2020.
Join us for The Meditative Foundations of Buddhism Weekend Retreat, an inspirational retreat with Lama Michael Gregory. “Genuine happiness comes from focussing on the happiness of others.” Clear and concise explanation of the teachings, meditations and philosophies of the heart of the Buddha’s teaching will be offered. The weekend retreat will be shared by Michael Gregory, former Buddhist Monk and Executive Director of Mindfulness Meditation Centers at Quiet Mind Mountain Retreat Julian, California, September 10 - 12, 2021.
This retreat will explain how Buddhism is not just a way of thinking but a well-traveled path toward enlightenment. This comprehensive guide to the Buddhist path will be accessible and complete, regardless of background. Michael will break down the teachings down conveniently into practical and modern terms, while never letting us forget that the point of all the Dharma is nothing other than insight into the mind and heart.
Essential, clear and heart opening instructions to introductory meditation will be offered. Along the way he will provide vivid living definitions of fundamental Buddhist concepts such as compassion, emptiness, and Buddha-nature and answers to common questions and misconceptions.
This weekend will be interspersed with fundamental meditation practices and much time will be reserved for questions and answers.
All are welcome to attend beginners and seasoned meditators alike. Students are required to pre-register at the earliest convenience as space is limited and other preparations need to be made so that we all may enjoy a harmonious and restful retreat.
The daily schedule will offer one morning teaching session, several meditation sessions along with breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner breaks.
Retreat into the beautiful rolling hills and lakes of Julian California, as spring blossoms in the natural environment, you too can begin a new and transformative chapter of life and inner awakening.
Three vegetarIan meals will be served and prepared by our chef and tea and coffee will be served during breaks.
Peaceful and elegant accommodations are included in this retreat for 2 nights. Each suite has a queen bed, wellness centered amenities and a private deck with a coffee and tea machine and private bathroom. Lake and Mountain View’s are the perfect setting for a meditation retreat.
2 Nights in a Lake or Mountain Suite
3 organ vegetarian meals per day, Chef Prepared
Daily Teachings and Guided Meditation with Lama Michael Gregory
Access to the entire resort including jacuzzI, library, gym and yoga room
$799 for Lake Suite
$779 for Hilltop Suite