ISC-IRC Residential Retreat (August 11-16)

Quaker Center, 1000 Hubbard Gulch Rd, Ben Lomond, CA 95005
Existing applicants will be notified by 6/18/24 if they have been Accepted. 

Attendance to the entire retreat is required. Please arrive between 2 and 4 pm on the first day and plan to stay until 1 pm on the last day

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General Information

All accommodations are double rooms. There are a limited number of camping spots (~5).

Retreat Information

Meals are vegetarian


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Phone, Email, & Internet Free Zone

To allow the full potential of meditation practice it is important to give the mind a break from all phone, internet, and email usage.  To support everyone with the challenges of disconnecting from these technologies, this retreat is phone, internet and email free.  In registering, you agree to avoid using these devices.


The five Buddhist precepts are commitments to abstain from killing living beings, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying, and intoxication. Adhering to these principles is understood to be engaging with ‘training steps’(sikkhapada) that are as important as our instruction in Mindfulness or Concentration. Everyone is expected to undertake to uphold these precepts while they are on the retreat premises. In particular, the fifth of these is to refrain from using intoxicants, which are said to cause carelessness.

Participation Agreement & Liability Release

I voluntarily agree to participate in this Insight Santa Cruz sponsored retreat at Jikoji from June 20-23, 2024. Assumption of Risk: I fully realize that this activity may involve strenuous physical activities including, but not limited to, meditation, yoga, hiking and other movement activities, and work meditation (e.g., in the kitchen). I am also aware that such activities as silent, intensive meditation may involve intense and/or unusual psychological, spiritual, and emotional states of mind. I am voluntarily participating in these activities with full knowledge of all of the risks involved and agree to accept any risk that arises as a result of my participation. Release of Liability: In consideration for ISC allowing me to participate in these activities, I agree that neither I nor anyone acting on behalf of me, my heirs, and/or assignees, will seek any claims including, but not limited to, lawsuits or attachment of ISC property, for injury or damage resulting from negligence or other acts by anyone working directly or indirectly for ISC, except for gross or willful negligence. I release ISC from all actions that I and/or anyone acting on behalf of me and/or my heirs or assignees may have for injuries or damages I incur from my participation in these activities. Knowing and Voluntary Execution: I have carefully read this agreement and fully understand its contents. I sign it of my own free will, knowingly accepting my assumption of risk and the release of liability.

A Deposit is required to complete your Registration

Lottery: Spaces are limited. If applications exceed available space within the first 5 weeks of registration, a lottery will be used to select retreatants.  To be included in the lottery, your deposit must be submitted online and received by the lottery deadline.

Please enter your billing information below. Your card will not be charged at this time.  However, if you are selected to attend and need to cancel, you must do so before the cancellation deadline.  If you fail to cancel by that date or do not show up at the event, you authorize Insight Santa Cruz to charge a cancellation fee.

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