Swan Valley, Idaho

September 6 –13, 2024

Cost: $850
Scholarships available.

Retreat Teacher: Susie Harrington

Offered by the Teton Sangha

For more information contact Teton Sangha by e-mail at info@tetonsangha.org

Registration: print, complete, and mail with payment this form .

Teaching of the retreat is by donation at the end of the retreat. For more information, see Teacher & Staff Support.

Walking across Big Flat

Insight Meditation is a simple and direct meditation practice based on moment-to-moment mindful awareness. These ancient teachings cultivate an open heart and clear mind. The Buddha taught mindfulness meditation 2,600 years ago as the basis for being on a spiritual path.

Housing and Cost – The cost for the retreat, meals, and basic lodging will be $850, payable with your check and mailed in registration. The basic lodging is in spacious bunkhouses (there are 4) with a maximum of 6 people per bunkhouse. Retreatants must provide their own bedding and linens. Nobody will need to have a "top bunk." Each bunkhouse has 2 sinks, 2 showers, 2 toilets. A few tent sites are also available.

Upgraded Lodging Options – Limited upgraded lodging consisting of private and semi-private rooms is available by request, for additional costs which will be due upon arrival at the Ranch. See options and costs on the registration form. Upgrades are not guaranteed.

Location – The retreat will be held at a charming and historic ranch located in Swan Valley, Idaho. Surrounded by open spaces, a gentle creek, and manicured lawns, the ranch offers a picturesque western atmosphere. The ranch is located close to the gentle foothills of a nearby mountain range, providing a beautiful natural backdrop for your meditation and contemplation. For those traveling by air, the closest airport is Idaho Falls, ID.

Food – Sangha Chef Michelle Reynolds is a skilled culinary professional with years of experience in preparing and serving three healthy, nutritious vegetarian meals for retreat participants each day. With her passion for healthy cooking and dedication to the well-being of retreatants, Michelle is a beloved member of the staff and her delicious meals have been an essential part of the Teton Sangha Retreat experience for over 20 years.

Scholarships – For those who require financial assistance, the Kim Schmitz scholarship fund offers support covering half of the retreat cost. Further details can be found on the registration form.

Dana (generosity) – At Teton Sangha, we embrace the practice of dana as an essential part of our Buddhist heritage. Vipassana Teachers, including Susie, practice Wise Livelihood and rely entirely on the generosity of their students. At this retreat, we also encourage the offering of dana to the Chef and Retreat Manager. We kindly request that you plan ahead for any financial offerings you may make. For more information on Dana please see Teacher & Staff Support

Registration – Please print and complete the Registration Form and mail it along with payment in full ($850 in check form only) to: Teton Sangha, PO Box 881, Jackson, WY 83001. If you are unable to download and print the registration form, please include along with your check, a separate sheet with your Name, Address, Phone, Email and lodging requests. Cancellation Policy; A retreat fee refund of 50% is available on or before August 6.