2024 Retreats are Open!

Visit our RETREAT CALENDAR for upcoming opportunities to retreat in nature and gather in community at Big Bear Retreat Center.

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Opening to Inner & Outer Change

Tools to navigate life with clarity, confidence, joy and deeper Insight

April 25 - 28

A Life Balance RetreatJOIN THE RETREATCeleste Young & Ron Amesceleste young meditation teacher insightlaRon Ames Life Balance Institute meditation
Evening Firepit Big Bear Retreat Center BBRC Eating Deckonline retreats big bear meditation dharma february 2024 eve ekman donald rothberg

Sunday, June 23

10AM - 1PM PT

REGISTERREGISTERAyya Santacitta and Celeste YoungDonald Rothberg and Tere Abdalaayya santacitta aloka vihara meditationceleste young meditation teacher insightladonald-rothberg meditation teacher insightla

Seeing, Settling, and Spacious
Awareness: An Introduction

The Dharma is Made for these Times: An Exploration of the 4 Distortions of Perception

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Contemplate a path to greater clarity, understanding and equanimity in your lived experience.

Develop stability and concentration, cultivate deep insight, and open to luminous awareness.

tere-abdala meditation teacher insightla

Saturday, February 24th 10AM - 1PM PT

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Restore & Rejuvenate

Self-Guided Retreats

Individual and Group Retreats

Meals, Accommodations and Well-being Programming Included

2-night minimum

Mar 14 - 18Mar 21 - 25
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April 11 - 14

A Weekend RetreatLearn MoreEve Ekman & Ryan Redmaneve ekman teacher

Exploring Emotional Balance

Anger, Sadness, Compassion & Equanimity

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May 1-8

A 7-night Insight Silent Meditation RetreatLearn MoreDonald Rothberg & Tere Abdalatere-abdala meditation teacher insightladonald-rothberg meditation teacher insightla

Seeing, Settling, and Spacious Awareness

Retreats in Nature, Gathered in Community

Big Bear Retreat Center is a restorative space for healing and creativity. We humbly offer a supportive environment to gather in community for movement, stillness and practice, trusting in the power of embodied mindfulness and authentic connection.

Just 2.5 hours from Los Angeles, a thousand acres of protected land as your home

Big Bear Retreat Center offers nourishment, rest and spacious land to hold you. Our buildings are carefully tended, calm and comfortable. Rooms are simple, single or shared. We cook with foods that nourish. Our tranquil land, originally tended by the Yuhaviatam (“People of the Pines”), is nestled in 1,400 acres of ancient Juniper woodland to help you recollect and realign with what matters most.

We are committed to accessibility

Big Bear Retreat Center has faith in the power of belonging and generosity. We bring careful attention to our fees, and we’ll do everything we can to get you here. We honor and respect where you are in your life journey.


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