Retreat at Waunita Hot Springs Ranch

Waunita Hot SpringsApril 25-28, 2019 – Way of Compassion Dharma Center retreat at Waunita Hot Springs Ranch

We are grateful to be able to offer another retreat at the beautiful Waunita Hot Springs Ranch, located just outside of Gunnison, Colorado.  This will be our 11th retreat there and we have found it to be a very conducive environment to deepen our practice.

John Bruna

John Bruna

The Wisdom of Compassion: The Heart of Buddhist Practice

The retreat will be facilitated by John Bruna and will focus on the essential heart practice of cultivating bodhicitta (great compassion) and skillfully bringing it into our daily lives.

The retreat 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. He always points out that knowing Dharma is not nearly as helpful as practicing Dharma.

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: Thursday, April 25th to April 28th (Begins with Dinner around 6:00 pm on Thursday and ends around mid-day Sunday)

Cost: $340 shared room, $410 private room.  This covers meals, lodging, and use of the hot springs. The teachings are offered for donation (dana). Donations for the teachings go to the Way of Compassion and are tax-deductible. You and can make a donation online using a credit card or at the retreat.

Registration: You can register below using a credit card or if you would prefer to write a check, contact Aaron at [email protected]

Name/s, Number of Participants, Shared or Single Room


If you have any questions contact [email protected]

Retreat Schedule

3:00 pm to 5:30  pm – Check-In
6:00 pm or 6:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Opening talk/teaching

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
2:30 pm 5:00 pm Teaching and meditation
6:00 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm – Teaching and meditation

7:30 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast
9:00 am to 11:00 am Wrap up – Teaching and meditation
You may stay and soak in the hot springs if you would like.

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