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Living Dharma Retreat with Upasaka Culadasa

  • Wisdom's Heart 2 Duncan St Gloucester, MA, 01930 United States (map)

Living Dharma Urban Retreat

Friday, June 12th – Sunday, June 14th

Friday eve topics (include short guided meditation, lecture, and time for Q&A)

Why do we practice the dharma? What do we expect of the dharma?

And what does the dharma expect of us?

What is it about our life that makes us feel we need something more?

What are the personal and global effects of how we live now?

What is this “awakening” all about?

What about the expectation that we will never become enlightened?

Weekend topics (include lectures, time for meditation and Q&A)

Practicing the dharma as a complete path

Meditation - Why meditation, what is it’s role?  Is it necessary?

Is meditation all you need: The rest of the 8-Fold Path

Crossing the threshold of awakening

Avoiding the “dark night of the soul”


Friday Public Talk


Saturday Teaching Retreat

      9-12    Retreat Session 1

      12-1    Bring your own lunch or go out for lunch

      1-4      Retreat Session 2

Sunday Teaching Retreat

      9-12:30 Retreat Session 3


Friday evening session only: $15

• No one turned away for lack of funds.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: $65

• There are no drop-in sessions available Saturday or Sunday.

• For scholarship assistance and volunteer opportunities, please contact


Friday night or entire retreat option: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

No option for partial retreat (other than the Friday-only option).  Expectation is that people who want to come for the retreat will come for all sessions.



Culadasa will also offer private meditation interviews to those interested.  Interviews will be booked in advance.  No cost for interviews.  Donation to the teacher only if student wishes.

Friday morning:  9-12am there will be nine 20 minute interview slots.

Sunday afternoon: 3-6 pm there will be nine 20 minute interview slots.

For questions about the retreat, or to request a private meditation interview with Culadasa, please email