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Vajrapani Retreat Information – September 7-9, 2018


with Michael W. Taft

A Serene and Powerful Weekend in the Santa Cruz Mountains

When we release belief in the ego, we release our suffering as well—an insight which is the essence of liberation. Explore and experience the wisdom of this truth as Michael W. Taft guides you in meditation techniques for carefully revealing this constructed nature of selfhood. This peaceful retreat consists of guided meditations, dharma talks, and Q&A sessions, as well as time for silent practice and reflection. Backing up these traditional practices with insights from neuroscience and psychology and nondualism, you will learn the method of “deconstructing yourself.”


  • Learn specific techniques for pointing out and uncovering the constructed nature of self
  • Understand traditional teachings on no-self, as well as modern neuroscientific viewpoints
  • Benefiting from personal guidance in meditation practice
  • Powerful days of deep practice, peacefulness, and community


Retreat cost is $125 in advance (or $150 the day of the retreat), plus the price of your accommodations.

For example, with the dormitory option ($200) the full retreat cost is $325 (125 + 200).

If you commute, the total coast is $249 (125+124).

Accommodation prices for full retreat (i.e. all days included) are as follows.

Commuter  (for meals)$124
Semi-Private Dormitory (4 People)$214
Private Room (Single Occupancy)$306
Private Room (Double Occupancy)$246
Retreat Cabin (Single Occupancy)$344
Retreat Cabin (Double Occupancy)$266
Most Secret (Single Occupancy)$396
Most Secret (Double Occupancy)$316

Just choose your accommodation preference, add $125 to it, and that will be your cost for the retreat. Private and special cabin options are limited in number.

The Vajrapani website has detailed information about the accommodation options on this page.


Meals are all vegetarian. That is the way Vajrapani cooks them, so that is not negotiable. Most vegetarian options (such as vegan and gluten-free) are supported.


You can make your down payment and begin registration by clicking on the PayPal button below. The down payment amount is $125 to reserve your spot in the retreat.

If you have questions, please email the retreat coordinator, Krisztina Lazar. Use the subject line: Vajrapani Retreat


I’m very much looking forward to seeing you there! ~ Michael