A-  |  A  |  A+  

Non-Residential Weekend Retreat



This event provides the experience of a full weekend retreat without the costs of renting a retreat facility or catering meals. We’ll be meeting from Friday evening to late afternoon on Sunday in Doug’s home. But we’ll sleep in our own homes and get breakfasts and dinners at home. (For those coming from out of town there will be home hospitality or, if you’d prefer, we can help you rent a room.)


Where and When

1126 McClaren Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608

Friday to Sunday, October 6-8, 2017:
• Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:30
• Saturday from 8:30 until 5:30 (bring a lunch with you)
• Sunday from 8:30 until 4:00 (bring a lunch)



We want to provide a multi-day retreat experience at as low a cost as possible.

We encourage you to stay away from electronic and other kinds of media and to maintain silence as much as possible with people on and off the retreat site. Maintaining silence allows meditation to go deeper.


Led by

Doug Kraft


Style of Meditation

In the earliest records of what the Buddha actually said about meditation, we find an elegant, nuanced, and amazingly effective practice. It is a cousin to the Insight Meditation often taught in this country. And, it has differences. It rejects one-pointed concentration and emphasizes relaxation, ease, and sense of humor. It blends the cultivation of ease with cultivation of insight. As your practice deepens, the instructions shift to take advantage of the experience you have gained.

This retreat will guide you gently and deeply through this practice of kindness and wisdom.

There will be Dhamma talks by Doug each day and opportunities for individual interviews to help you fine-tune your meditation practice.

New and experienced meditators are welcome.



We’ll ask for a $50 deposit to hold a space for you. It will be refunded at the end of the retreat. There will be no other registration costs.

The dhamma talks, daily interviews, and on-going instructions are offered freely. Donations (dana) may be given to further my teaching and are gratefully accepted.


More Information and Signup

More information and signup, send us a note: