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April 16–18, 2021 - Spring Retreat: The Joy of Daily Refuge

April 16–18, 2021 - Spring Retreat: The Joy of Daily Refuge

2-Night Home Retreat with Chris Crotty


In keeping with the tradition of putting aside time for meditation practice, dharma teachings, and connection with community, BMC’s spring retreat, taught by guiding teacher Chris Crotty, will offer teacher guidance and dharma talks, structured support for your meditation practice, alongside opportunities to experiment with different ways to integrate meditation into daily life. In order to accomplish this, the spring retreat will balance the amount of time spent practicing as a group with time for individual self-supported practice, minimizing screen time and creating the opportunity for both community and independence. Practicing in this way helps us to achieve agency and confidence in our meditation practice, while learning to find true refuge in the midst of all that makes up our daily lives.

This short retreat (Friday night through Sunday midday) is designed to fit easily into your schedule while providing a substantial opportunity to balance daily responsibilities with the quiet, calm, and joy of the Dharma. Good for experienced practitioners who want to refresh their practice and for anyone who has not taken retreat yet and wants to try a short format. The spring retreat is also offered at a low cost.

Friday, April 16 – Sunday, April 18 (2 nights)
Friday: 6:30pm – 8:30pm EST
Saturday: 6:30am – 8:00pm EST
Sunday: 6:30am – 12:00pm EST

A Zoom link will be emailed before the program.

$110 Base
$145 Sustaining
$180 Contributing
Paying at the highest level you can afford helps us make our programs available to as many people as possible. There is also an opportunity to offer dana (generosity) for the teacher at the end of the program.

Please let us know if finances are an obstacle. Scholarships are available for anyone experiencing financial hardships.

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Chris Crotty is a Buddhist teacher, pastoral counselor, and adjunct professor in alternative medicine. Practicing meditation since 1998, he has taken retreat with Burmese monastics Sayadaw U Inndaka and Sayadaw U Tejaniya, scholar-practitioner Bhikkhu Analayo, western monastics of the Zen and Thai Forest tradition, and senior western Vipassana teachers. Chris was authorized to teach Buddhadharma in 2015, and in 2016 was encouraged to teach vipassana and metta by Sayadaw U Inndaka.