August 27-29, 2021
A Weekend of being ALIVE in the Dharma
Immerse yourself in an early spring weekend of shared practice.
Go deep into experiences of Metta, Tonglen, Yoga Asana, Embodied Creativity and Sangha reflection through Antenna Listening.
Register now for this Live Gathering at the Bell Valley Retreat Center in Northern California.
Welcome to DharmaBridge's Inaugural Temple Gate Retreat at Bell Valley!
This DharmaBridge retreat will focus on embodied practice, creativity, and the perfect blend of silence and connection. While we will explore a variety of practice, we are naming this retreat the Temple Gate Retreat, after one of the practices that the DharmaBridge community has leaned on in times of stress, to enter into the inner sanctum of the Self, and shift our perspective.
This "Temple Gate" body of practices is both astoundingly simple and profound, when one is paying attention, which is our overarching purpose.
Join us for this inaugural Temple Gate retreat, at a gorgeous setting in Northern California, 3 hours from the Bay Area. Share in an immersive weekend absorbing the DharmaBridge path wisdom teachings and give yourself an experience of Self that will carry you beyond the strife of everyday, conditioned seeing.
Two nights and three days accommodation
Delicious, whole food, vegetarian meals
7 training and practice periods, including: Dharma Talks, Meditation, Yoga Asana and other Embodied Practices, Antenna Listening (a relational practice of open presence), Q&A
Free access to the hot tub, hiking trails
Deeper Support Plans
For those dedicated practitioners who want a deeper level of engagement before, during and post-retreat, you're invited to apply for Deeper Support via the Lucid Path.
Deeper Support includes:
Two months of bi-monthly pre-retreat coaching with Kelly.
A small group class at Bell Valley Retreat Center on Friday afternoon, preceding the opening of the main retreat.
A one-on-one final session with Kelly after the retreat.
If you are interested in Deeper Support, please fill out a quick application here.
Who Should Attend
You are ready for a deeper steeping in the philosophy of the Dharma.
You want to learn how ancient eastern wisdom applies to modern western life.
You want to empower the energy of the heart center.
You yearn for reliable strategies to free yourself from suffering.
You envision a life guided by deeper truth and inspiration.
Who is Kelly Blaser?
Thanks largely to the early influence of her mother, Kelly is dedicated to the power of self-love as the driver of true transformation. Kelly began yoga and sitting practice in 1989. She has taught yoga and meditation since 1997 and has been an MFT for over 10 years. She considers the wildness of nature to be her principal guide, and is grateful for the Zen, Vipassana, and Vajrayana traditions as well as the tantric teachings. Kelly is a stand for compassionate self-inquiry and freedom from unnecessary suffering.
Check In: 4pm Friday
Check Out: 1pm Sunday
San Jose International (SJC) - 3 hrs
San Francisco International (SFO) - 2 hr 40 mins
Oakland International (OAK) - 2 hr 25 mins
Sonoma County Airport - 1 hr 10 mins
All cancellations must be made in writing, via email.
In the event that you need to cancel, you must do so by Mar 5.
If you cancel by Feb 5, a 50% cancellation fee per person will be charged based on amount paid (the original deposit is NOT refundable).
No refunds for cancellations after Mar 5. You may, however, transfer your registration to a friend.
This cancellation policy is firm.
No refunds will be made for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat.
Limitation of Liability
Kelly Blaser, her agents, and DharmaBridge cannot be responsible or liable for any injury, loss or damage of property, or disruption of any program due to circumstances beyond the control of Kelly Blaser, her agents, and DharmaBridge.