OI/Aspirant Retreat Information

Listen, Listen: Bringing Us Back to Our True Home

A Mindfulness Retreat in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

Photo courtesy of Plum Village Monastery

Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24, 2022

OI/Aspirant Pre-Retreat: Thursday, April 21 – Friday, April 22, 2022

Ancient Yoga Center

207 Barsana Avenue | Austin, TX 78737


Ordained lay members of the Order of Interbeing and those who are in the formal aspirancy process are invited to attend a pre-retreat designed to support our aspiration to build sangha and live our lives according to the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings.

Retreat Dates: Thursday, April 21 – Sunday, April 24, 2022. Please arrive by 1pm on Thursday, April 21. The retreat concludes around 3pm on Sunday, April 24.

Location: Ancient Yoga Center, 207 Barsana Avenue, Austin, TX 78737

Accommodations: Ancient Yoga Center offers a wide range of housing options. Overnight accommodations include a choice of private or shared room with an attached bath, or private or shared room with a shared bath just down the hall. Shared bath facilities are complete with showers that each include a small private dressing area. Men and women will live in separate areas.  Couples may stay together in a 2-person room with private bath. Click here to learn more about accommodation options.

Meals: Vegan, vegetarian (no eggs), and gluten-free options will be available at meals. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the retreat, we are unable to accommodate other special diets.

OI/Aspirant Retreat Fees: Retreat fees vary based on the accommodation that you choose. Below is the TOTAL RETREAT FEE/person based on meals and a stay of 4 days, 3 nights (April 21 – April 24):

  • Accommodations with a shared bath down the hallway:
    • Room with 3+ single beds: $330 total retreat fee/person
    • Room with 2 single beds: $360 total retreat fee/person
    • Room with 1 single bed: $400 total retreat fee/person
  • Accommodations with a private bath attached:
    •  Room with 3 single beds: $350 total retreat fee/person
    •  Room with 2 single beds: $370 total retreat fee/person
    •  Room with 1 single bed: $420 total retreat fee/person
  • Commuter Rate (not staying overnight): $280 total retreat fee/person

Retreat Registration: Please be sure you are registered for the Plum Blossom Retreat to confirm your participation in both retreats, reserve your room, and let us know which type of food you prefer. Please complete the online registration form here.

Payments: Payments will be accepted online and by check/money order. Visit the OI/Aspirant Retreat Payment page for payment information.

Scholarships: Partial scholarships may be available. The application deadline is April 3, 2022. Apply early for best consideration. A scholarship committee will review your application and you will be notified as soon as possible. All scholarship recipients are asked to pay a minimum of $100. To apply, please complete the online scholarship application here after completing the online retreat registration form.

Please email our registrar, Andrea Black (desertwoman1@hotmail.com), with any questions you may have about registration, scholarships, and payment.