SAVE THE DATE: Path of Happiness Backpacking Retreat
September 5 - September 11
Mindful Walking in Nature Retreat
Registration application: Available on July 30, 2021
This one week backpacking and hiking trip in Southern California will entail approximately 4-7 miles of walking with a fully-loaded backpack per day. Participants are required to bring their own backpacking gear, including a tent, sleeping items, personal cooking stove and gear. You will also need to bring your own vegetarian meals (we will do our best to provide links for freeze-dried meals.) In addition to daily mindful walking in nature, we will follow a full schedule including sitting meditation, short talks in the wild, Dharma sharing, and deep relaxation.
We plan to begin and end the retreat at Deer Park Monastery. Transportation to and from the hiking area will be arranged by shuttle provided by the monastery. Water will be supplied by a support vehicle, and we will arrange for the necessary wilderness permits.
More information will be provided when registration opens. Registration will be via application and the number of participants is limited. A short telephone interview may be conducted to assure that you have the necessary level of backpacking experience.
Note that REI provides regular backpacking training courses, which meet our basic requirements for backpacking experience.