Dhamma dena meditation center is dedicated to supporting and awakening our capacity to love unconditionally and wisely. Written by gay buddhist coaching on january 11, 2020 january 11, 2020 i completed 2019 and started the new year by completing a 10 day silent meditation retreat in beautiful joshua tree from december 22nd through december 31st. Written by gay buddhist coaching on january 11, 2020 january 11, 2020. I completed 2019 and started the new year by completing a 10 day silent meditation retreat in beautiful joshua tree from december 22nd through december 31st. I checked in on saturday, december 20th along with my partner and about 70 other men and women. The retreat center 2021 schedule will be available during the first week of september. Our retreat center courses offer guidance in buddhist meditations known as vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness). While the context is the buddhas teachings, these practices are universal and help to develop awareness and compassion. The sedona mago retreat is open for group retreats, spiritual retreats, & other programs for holistic healing & meditation. In response to current conditions, spirit rocks dharma programs are now offered exclusively online. We have heard from our online practitioners how comforting, inspiring, and helpful it can be to practice together virtuallythe felt sense of the dharma and the sangha shine through. Work retreats (wr) you are welcome to come on a work retreat, joining our team to sustain, build, fix, clean and organize the center. Wr receive room and board in exchange for working 5 hours per day. The day begins with a 45 minute meditation with all other residents from 730-815am. replenish your spirit in one of these impressive desert retreats. Amid the current crisis, its natural to long for an escapeand the severe, otherworldly beauty of joshua tree in southern california may have more of a pull than ever. If youre like us and bookmarking places in anticipation of. Why study the chakras? Activating the chakras is key to allowing us to feel more balanced in life and helps enhance our intuition. dhamma dena meditation center is dedicated to supporting and awakening our capacity to love unconditionally and wisely.