CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Then pay sliding scale $100 – $200 to tucker-peck on Venmo

Registration is now open for the residential retreat at Hillside School, 1581 Leroy Ave in Berkeley.  It starts at 6PM on Thursday June 10, and ends at 2PM on Sunday June 13.  In general, attendees must be present and on retreat the whole time.  During the retreat, we’ll practice Noble Silence, meaning we will generally not speak, and we will completely refrain from any communication technologies.  There will be an emergency contact number if folks need to reach you.  


Registration & Payment There are two quick steps to register.  Please fill out this brief form and send the registration fee via Venmo to tucker-peck (contact me if you don’t have Venmo).  It’s a sliding scale from $100 – $200.  This only covers the cost of catered food and supplies; it does not pay for teachings.  In Buddhist tradition, you’ll pay for these afterwards by donation.  There’s no suggested donation; the only idea is to be generous, whatever that means for you.  If you want to come and can’t afford $100, you can apply (ASAP) for a scholarship through the Open Dharma Foundation. Registration is nonrefundable.


The Facility Hillside school is a very large space whose owner has donated it to us for the weekend!  There are not any retreat supplies already there, so you’ll need to bring all your bedding (eg an air mattress or a sleeping pad, pillow & blanket, etc) and your meditation seat.  If you can’t easily do this, the registration form has a place where you can let us know, and we’ll get it figured out.  The vibe will be like indoor camping, and you’re actually invited to pitch an indoor tent if you’d like some more privacy!

Covid Policy Vaccination is required. If you are local, have a medical reason you cannot be vaccinated, and would like to attend, we can consider exceptions on a case-by-case basis (so far no one has requested this).