Saturday September 28th, 2019


Green Gulch Farm

In the midst of all the chaos of your daily life, meditation can be a life-saver. If you've already discovered the power of mindfulness meditation, this retreat is a perfect way to take your practice to the next level.

Get away for the day to beautiful Green Gulch Farm - just 45 minutes from San Francisco - and soak in the stillness. Your soul will thank you (and quite possibly other people in your life, too).

Registration for this retreat is now closed - but we would love to have you join the next one! Click below to get notified about future retreats.

What to Expect

We'll gather at 8am to begin our practice, and alternate periods of sitting and walking meditation throughout the morning and afternoon. Two talks, given by Michael McAlister, will help guide your silent practice. You'll also have the opportunity to walk on the beautiful grounds at Green Gulch Farm, and meet one-on-one with Michael to discuss your practice. You'll enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch prepared by the monks who live there, and tea will be available throughout the day.

How to Prepare

Doing a day-long retreat can seem daunting, if you've only sat for brief periods before. To help you get the most out of the experience, and put you at ease, WITHIN Cofounder Hannah Knapp will offer guidance and advice in an orientation conference call the week before. She'll also check in with you after the retreat, to talk about your experience and help you integrate what you learn into your regular life.

Who Should Come

If you've been building a meditation practice for just a few weeks, or for several years, you'll appreciate the depth of stillness that comes with this day-long retreat.We recommend that you take a class with us at WITHIN, or sit with a meditation group near you, at least once before you go.

This retreat is not recommended if you have never practiced with guidance from a teacher in the mindfulness traditions (Zen or Vipassana) or sat with a group.