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Four-Day Residential Retreat with Douglas Veenhof in December on Cape Ann!

  • Essex Conference Center and Retreat 1 Conomo Point Rd Essex, MA, 01929 United States (map)

NOTE: This retreat is now sold out.  Thanks to all who registered, and we are looking forward to seeing you.


"The Four Dimensions of Mental Balance that Nurture Genuine Happiness”

Join us for a three-day residential retreat led by author and master meditator Douglas Veenhof, December 11-14, at the beautiful Essex Conference Center and Retreat, in Essex Massachusetts.

During retreat, Doug will take us deeper with his innovative and highly accessible meditation program. He'll integrate scientific insight with time-tested Buddhist practice. The marrying of modern research and ancient wisdom will help you deepen your meditation practice and gain mental balance and stability in meditation.

Douglas’s easy manner, warmth and insight make his retreats an experience you don’t want to miss.

The retreat will begin with a review of what Doug presented during previous visits, so if you have not attended one of Doug's teachings before - no problem! You'll be able to “start fresh.”

Some Details:
Cost  The cost of the retreat is $375.

Food  The food will be vegetarian. Let us know if you have any food allergies. Specify if it is life threatening or an intolerance

Room  Rooms are shared with 1 or 2 others. Let us know if you have a roommate request. Please note silence is required much of the time. (See registration page.)

Arrival and Departure  You are expected to arrive by 5PM on Dec. 11 and stay through Lunch in Dec. 14.  Please inform us if this is a hardship for you and if so how these times may differ. Note; this is not a drop in retreat but residential. (See registration page.)

Transportation  We do not provide transportation to the retreat site. Please let us know if you would be willing to drive others or if you hope to ride with others. (See registration page.)

Prior Experience  Please tell us if you have you had prior experience with the retreat leader, Douglas Veenhof or his meditation teacher, B. Alan Wallace. (See registration page.)

Silence  Silence begins on Friday, December 12 and lasts until after breakfast on Sunday, December 14.

For those who wish to get started now and prepare for retreat, join us for our ongoing Three-Month Meditation Challenge, held every Monday, 7-8:30pm, at Wisdom's Heart in Gloucester.

For more information about Douglas Veenhof, please visit his website.

If you have questions or need more info about retreat, please email

Earlier Event: December 10
Dynamic Flow - Yoga with Jennie Meyer
Later Event: December 12
Meditation Mornings with Jennie Meyer