Buddhism in the modern era: Sakya Losal Choe Dzong

Meeting Buddhism in the modern era can seem a bit… confusing. Each tradition has its own appearances, rituals and emphasis, creating very different experiences for newcomers depending on which center they go to. Very few can ‘throw themselves in the deep end’ and become ordained to learn it all at once. So how exactly does a newcomer approach, learn and embody these teachings while living in our modern western culture? Joseph Frawley, a resident and teacher at the Sakya Losal Choe Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Society in Canberra, Australia, lives in the swirl of this question daily... More..

The bigger your faith, the bigger your life: Blue Osa

Yogi Aaron lives by this mantra, his personal application of the yogic teaching of Shraddha. His deep faith and commitment to his saddhana, combined with regular yoga and meditation practices have helped him to manifest a beautiful, sacred space. Blue Osa Retreat Center in Costa Rica. Leading yoga teacher training immersions... More..

What does it really mean to slow down? Yoga in Salento

When you think of coastal Italy, you probably imagine leisurely dinners of rich and savory foods; slowly sauntering through romantic landscapes, then returning to sweet conversation with a glass of Italian wine. A time where you can forget about your email, to say the least. But can you imagine the same slowed-down pace of living on a retreat?... More..

Tips on creating a global retreat business: Christina Thomas

I reached out to Christina Thomas because I was impressed by her track record of running well-loved retreats all over the world, especially in locations that aren't on the map yet for many retreats-goers. She strikes me as a pioneer, and I love her insights into where things are headed and what's required to succeed in this business... More..

Wake Up With Us: Michelle’s deep path of awakening

Co-creating a retreat center, running it and learning how to build community was a skin I learned to live and breathe in, for fifteen years. The problem was it became the skin I couldn’t step out of. The solution? Shed that skin. Two years on, I’m now working at Retreat Guru and I’m returning to Clear Sky Retreat Center for my annual two-week retreat, “Buddhas in Action” with my teachers’ Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat. As I enter the drive-way... More..

An in-depth look into plant medicine: Javier Regueiro

Working with plant medicine can be a big decision for some. But, when you feel called and you feel it is your time, we want to make sure you have all of the information you need to support you on your path. Javier Regueiro is a Spanish plant medicine person, born in Switzerland, a Massage Therapist Rebirther and an Avatar Master.  He breaks down for us some of the most important aspects to practice and remember when working with sacred plant medicines... More..

Wake Up With Us: Tanin’s Staff Retreat Story

Along the wild-ride that has been my life, I have had the blessing of crossing paths with Darcy and Robin. From our first encounter, their level of integrity, heart, and commitment to creating a more beautiful world struck a deep chord in me. When I caught wind that they would be offering a Pilgrimage to Peru, my heart rejoiced as I couldn’t think of two better guides for my first encounter with this magical land... More..

 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise and kind. But this wisdom, although always present, can be covered up. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom.