Open Dharma Meditation Retreats

Since 1999 Open Dharma® volunteers from 20 countries have offered meditation retreats and teachings to help people experience for themselves what is important in life.

The primary Open Dharma teachers, Jaya Ashmore and Gemma Polo Pujol, draw on wisdom traditions and their own decades of experience to help retreat participants contact aliveness beyond ideas.
Through retreats in 12 countries, people of diverse backgrounds and ages have connected to inner wisdom through silence, nature, ease, dialog, and the freedom for each person's unique path to emerge, unfold and make a difference in the world.

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Meditation, Deep Rest, Yoga, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Coaching, Silence & Dialog

The alchemy on our retreats arises through a combination of masterful personalized instruction, meditation, deep rest, yoga, silence, group and one­to­one dialog, the Japanese art of harmony called Jin Shin Jyutsu®, nature, meditative singing, real human presence, and an atmosphere of friendship and generosity. We help participants access the courage and tenderness to discover and follow through on their own inner instructions.

Between retreats, the Open Dharma teachers offer ongoing support with online one-to-one interviews, and online group events.
We draw on life experience, and on the wealth of insights in modern poetry and science as well as traditions such as Advaita Vedanta; Christianity; Theravada, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism; and the mystic hearts of spiritual ancestors from Kabir and Sahajobai to Saints Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross.

Open Dharma is a nonprofit in Catalonia, Spain, and a project of the 501(c)3 nonprofit Earthville in the U.S.

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