This is a Buddhist meditation retreat and will be held in Noble Silence and requires a commitment by each participant to this practice. Keeping noble silence for seven days in the wilderness is in itself a powerful practice. This retreat welcomes those new to meditation practice and those with experience. All are welcome! On this retreat we will emphasize nature as our teacher, providing us with a special opportunity to open to the Dharma. The peace that comes from spending time near and on the water will provide a natural support for cultivating tranquility and joy in our hearts and clarity in our meditation. Sitting in the beauty of the sea and the surrounding desert gives us ready access to rapture, that quality of delighted interest and awe, and one of the seven factors of enlightenment. In many retreats, we're asked not to look around. In this retreat, we'll be encouraged to look around a lot and to delight in what we see.