San Diego Retreat Information
Weekend Retreat: November 29 - December 2 ~ Open to all
~ Online registration will close on Tuesday, November 26th ~
To register onsite, go to the fifth floor of the main tower at the Bahia Hotel on Friday, November 29 between 3 - 6 pm
Sogyal Rinpoche is a world renowned Buddhist teacher from Tibet and author of the highly acclaimed The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Known for his dynamic, spontaneous and intimate teaching style and for his ability to create an atmosphere which naturally inspires our inner wisdom, Rinpoche’s unaltered simplicity, and electric, playful and vibrant wakefulness may leave you seeing your mind and the world from a completely fresh perspective.
Come and learn one of the most useful aspects of the Buddhist tradition from a world renowned teacher. Receive instructions on a vast array of practices that fill us with the power and joyful enthusiasm we need to unblock our hearts and allow the healing energies of wisdom and compassion to unfold. Being on retreat provides a rare chance to meet and learn directly from a genuine spiritual master!
Sogyal Rinpoche brings these ancient practices together with his understanding of modern therapeutic methods, in order to address the particular concerns and challenges of the western mind in a light and humorous way that awakens our mind and opens our heart.
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The retreat will take place at the Bahia Resort Hotel, located on its own peninsula in the heart of Mission Bay, San Diego. The Resort features bayside accommodations with a variety of room types, from standard rooms to suites and studios with kitchens. It has an outdoor heated pool, tennis courts, indoor fitness center, watersport equipment rentals, a restaurant and lounge, and is located just blocks away from the Pacific Ocean.
Rooms have been blocked at reduced prices for Rigpa retreat attendees and are available for booking through October 30 either ONLINE HERE or by calling 800.288.0770. Further detailed information on room types and amenities can be found on our ACCOMMODATIONS page.
PLEASE NOTE: While a residential retreat provides a greater sense of quiet and space to settle, there is no requirement to stay onsite during the retreat. The schedule will be commuter-friendly to accommodate people in the greater San Diego area who wish to return home each night.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
When planning your trip, please arrange to be present on the very first evening and remain until the end of your retreat option. It is essential to check in at registration before attending any sessions.
Registration will be held on the afternoon of November 29, from 3-6pm.
The Weekend Retreat concludes in the afternoon on December 2, at 5:30pm. The Full Retreat concludes in the afternoon on December 8, likely around 3 or 4pm. Please arrange your travel to depart later in the day of your retreat option so you can stay through the conclusion of the retreat.
To prepare for your retreat you may wish to read The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, by Sogyal Rinpoche.