Retreat at Waunita Hot Springs Ranch

Waunita Hot Springs

The Four Immeasurables: Open Hearted Practices for Healing and Fully Engaging in Life

October 14-17, 2021

We are very excited to be able to return to Waunita Hot Springs Ranch and offer a retreat focusing on the Four Immeasurables to help us all heal and reconnect with ourselves and others. We have been hosting retreats at Waunita since 2012 and has always been a special place for us. We have found it to be a very conducive environment to deepen our practice with wisdom, compassion, and nature.

John Bruna

John Bruna

The emphasis of this retreat is to provide an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding and practice of the Four Immeasurables. The Four Immeasurables are practices that open the heart, allowing us to deepen our relationship with ourselves and others. The cultivation of equanimity, loving-kindness, compassion, and empathetic joy helps us to cultivate stability, resiliency, inner peace, and well-being. This provides the foundation for healing, healthier relationships, and living a meaningful and fulfilling life in alignment with one’s own personal spiritual beliefs and values.

One does not need to be a Buddhist to benefit from these practices; they are universal to people of all faiths, traditions, and cultures.

The retreat will be facilitated by John Bruna and will include teachings, meditation, journaling, and discussion. The first half of the day will include periods of silence and reflection and the afternoons and evenings will include discussions and question-and-answer periods.  John has a particular gift for making these precious teachings accessible and practical for our modern lifestyles. All of his teachings focus on preparing students to properly engage in authentic practice in ways that are effective and meaningful to them.

Retreat at Waunita Hot Springs Ranch


This is a three-day retreat that includes meals and use of the Hot Springs. The retreat begins on a Thursday evening and ends on a Sunday afternoon. The fees for the retreat cover the food, lodging, and costs of renting the ranch. As with all of our programs, the teachings are offered on a free-will donation basis. The meals will be vegetarian.

Dates: October 14th – 17th (Begins with Dinner around 6:00 pm and ends around mid-day Sunday)

Cost: $395 for a shared room. We currently have one shared room for a male available.

Register: Use this link to register – Waunita Retreat

The price for the retreat is all-inclusive for the retreat, lodging, food, and hot springs and not tax-deductible.

Donations for the teachings are always optional, tax-deductible, and can be made online or at the retreat. The teachings are always offered on a free-will donation basis. We never charge for Dharma. John offers his time to support the center. If you would like to make a secure donation online, you can use the link below or offer one at the retreat.

Offer a tax-deductible donation

*Registrants must be fully vaccinated to attend the retreat. 

Registration: To register for the retreat using a credit card securely using the link below. When registering, please click on “write us a comment” and let us know the names of retreatants you are registering other than yourself and/or any special needs.

If you would like to register by phone, or if you have any questions, please call us at (970) 704-5512 or email us at [email protected]

Register for the Retreat

Tentative Retreat Schedule

3:oo pm to 5:30  pm: Check-In
6:00 pm or 6:30 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm: Opening Session

Friday and Saturday (Noble silence is observed in the morning until brunch)

Light breakfast foods and coffee in the dining hall
7:30 am – 8:30 am: Morning Meditation
9:00 am – 10:45 am: Teaching and Meditation
11:00 Brunch
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Break/Personal Time
2:00 pm 5:00 pm: Teaching and Meditation
6:00 pm: Dinner
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Teaching and Meditation

7:30 am – 8:30 am: Full Breakfast
9:00 am to 11:00 am:  Closing Session and Farewells

You may stay and soak in the hot springs if you would like.

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