Retreats & Special Events


Meditation retreats are open to beginners and experienced practitioners alike and offer a chance to experience an extended period of meditation that is so vital to developing a deeper practice. Whether it's a single-day with your local sangha, or a multi-day residential experience in a remote location, retreats support our deepest intentions to be free and offer a chance to hone specific mindfulness meditation skills. 

DECEMBER 27, 2017 - JANUARY 6, 2018 (4, 6 OR 10 NIGHTS)
Central California (near Sequoia National Park)

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“We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
~ T.S. Eliot

This special retreat version of George Haas's signature Meaningful Life course takes place at the Seven Circles Retreat Center in Central California. Nestled in the majestic foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, it's midway between LA and SF. During the retreat, George will guide you through the four foundations of mindfulness, emphasizing radical self-acceptance, calm and clarity. With a stable mind and open heart as a foundation, we will then explore aspects of relational mindfulness: how you connect to others, and how you can be completely yourself in relationships and work; in other words, how to live a meaningful life.  Each morning will include Dharma teachings with meditation instructions, as well as mindful yoga with Mettagroup's Blake Shields Abramovitz. The afternoon will offer an opportunity for longer, uninterrupted practice, and evening sessions will focus on loving-kindness meditation. This retreat is open to beginners and ongoing practitioners, and is encouraged for anyone seeking to deepen their meditation practice and bring greater insight into their daily life. Located on 24 acres of mixed oak and pine woodland, the center boasts stunning views, healthy food from local farms, charming cabins with en suite facilities and virtually endless opportunity for outdoor splendor.


New scholarships just made available, please get in touch at or call 213-378-0489 to find out more.


december 27, 2017 -  january 6, 2018 (11 DAYS/10 NIGHTS)

December 31, 2017 - January 6, 2018 (7 days/6 nights)

December 27 - december 31, 2017 (5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS)



Meditation Interventions for the Addiction Process
Daylong Retreat

Insight Santa Cruz

740 Front Street, Suite 240
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
9:30am - 4:30 pm

The techniques and strategies covered in this class are specifically designed to support healing for people dealing with addiction and addiction-related issues. As evidenced by George Haas' own personal path, mindfulness meditation-based skills training can offer a truly effective behavioral change in the realm of addiction.

Combining traditional meditation approaches, the relapse pattern theories from the work of G. Alan Marlatt Phd., and John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory, this class provides a simple, easy-to-learn, and very pragmatic approach to addressing addiction.

No registration fee - teacher dana is accepted.

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