This year will be the seventh annual PNW retreat Tucker teaches, at the invitation of SPUDS. From August 1 – 4, 2024, we’ll be at the Sursum Corda center in Copalis Beach, WA, which is about equidistant (2.5 – 3 hours) from Seattle or Portland, and a 5-hour drive from Vancouver.

What Will It Be Like?

You can arrive anytime between 2:30 and 6:00 on Thursday, and we’ll leave at 2:00 on Sunday.  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.  

Most of the day we’ll be doing sitting and walking meditation. There will be three meals, a dharma talk in the evening, some time for exercise, and 1 – 2 scheduled meetings with Tucker during the weekend.

Registration & Payment There are two quick steps to register.  Please fill out this brief form and send the registration fee of $330 via Venmo to tucker-peck (contact me if you don’t have Venmo).  Please make sure you don’t choose the “paying for a service” option on Venmo, or you’ll be charged a nonrefundable fee and need to send a second transfer.

The registration fee pays for our facility rental and food; 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 $330, you can apply for a scholarship through the Open Dharma Foundation. If you are applying for $300 or less, there are no deadlines, and you can apply whenever you’d like.

Registration is 50% refundable through the end of May. Starting June 1 it is nonrefundable.