A Weekend of being ALIVE in the Dharma
Immerse yourself in a winter weekend of shared practice.
Go deep into experiences of Metta, Tonglen, Antenna Listening, Manifestation, and Sangha.
Register now for this Live Gathering in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains of California. Our host site: Mount Madonna Center
Welcome to DharmaBridge Live!
DharmaBridge is a deep spiritual training for meeting life wholeheartedly, with total willingness. It is a unique combination of practices, rituals, and studies designed by Kelly Blaser to nourish and sustain your evolved awakening.
The path of DharmaBridge begins with finding out where you are stuck in your life, by re-establishing inquiry and discernment. We draw upon an array of dharmic traditions in the process of returning to wholeness; the Buddhist practices of loving kindness (metta) and compassion (tonglen) and the deep wisdom of the non-dual Shaiva Tantra. Ultimately, DharmaBridge's intent is to deliver it's pilgrims back into center, offering them the tools they need to get "resourced". Once we return to ourselves, we do the work of cultivating a mindset of generosity and purpose.
In this inaugural DharmaBridge Live setting, we will gather together in person, on the campus of Mount Madonna Center, in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, to share an immersive weekend absorbing the DharmaBridge path wisdom teachings.
Two nights and three days accommodation
Delicious, whole food, vegetarian meals
7 training and practice periods, including: Dharma Talks, Meditation, Yoga Asana, Antenna Listening (a relational practice of open presence), Q&A
Free access to the hot tub, hiking trails, and temple grounds on the property • Optional Ayurvedic wellness treatments (to be arranged separately, with Mount Madonna Center, for an additional fee)
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 a Deeper Support Path.
There are limited spaces available, so if you are interested, please fill out this quick application.
Deeper Support includes:
A one-on-one phone consultation with Kelly prior to the retreat.
A small group class at MMC, on Sunday, immediately following the main retreat.
Access to a private facebook group for ongoing community (sangha) support.
Those opting for the Mystic Path (7 available) will also receive:
Two months of bi-monthly follow up coaching, with top DharmaBridge Coach, Karen Jonsson, 30 minutes per session.
Those opting for the Lucid Path (3 available) will also receive:
Two months of bi-monthly follow up coaching with Kelly, 45 minutes per session, and one 30 minutes session with top DharmaBridge Coach, Karen Jonsson.
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) - 1 hr
Monterey Regional (MRY) - 1 hr
San Francisco International (SFO) - 1 hr 30 min
Oakland International (OAK) - 1 hr 45 min
A non-refundable deposit of $200 reserves your spot.
Balance due January 5th.
All payments and registrations received after January 5th incur a $75 late fee.
All cancellations must be made in writing, via email.
In the event that you need to cancel, you must do so by Jan 5th.
If you cancel by January 5, a 30% cancellation fee per person will be charged based on amount paid (the original $200 deposit is NOT refundable).
No refunds for cancellations after January 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.
By registering for this retreat you acknowledge that you are aware you may be included in photographs and/or videos taken during the event that may be used by Kelly Blaser in digital publications, on websites, and on social media platforms.