Step 1: General Retreat Information

The World Needs This Medicine

Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15, 2018

OI/Aspirant Pre-retreat: Wednesday, April 11 – Friday, April 13, 2018

Ancient Yoga Center

207 Barsana Avenue | Austin, Texas 78737

(Enter through the main gate of JKP Radha Madhav Dham)

Led by Dharma Teacher Terry Cortés-Vega

with Antonio Brunner, Brian Kimmel, Nhu-Mai Nguyen and

Plum Blossom Sangha

Registration will open February 15, 2018

Please join us for our annual Spring Retreat! This is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together, to simply BE together, and to cultivate mindfulness and joy together. When we come together as a community, we realize we are not alone on the path. We realize that many wonderful friends, teachers, and mother Earth support us. All we have to do is take one breath in mindfulness, one step in mindfulness, in order to touch all the nourishing and healing elements inside and around us.

Location: Our retreat will be hosted at the beautiful Ancient Yoga Center, located in the heart of the Austin Hill Country. It is also known as the Radha Madhav Dham, the home of one of the largest Hindu Temples in the USA. Established in 1990 and open to people of all faiths, it is a center for spiritual upliftment. Situated on 200 acres of picturesque grounds, the setting is beautiful and serene. Learn more about Ancient Yoga Center.

Food: 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.

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

Schedule:  Click here for the tentative retreat schedule.

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 3 days, 2 nights (April 13- April 15):

  • Accommodations with a shared bath down the hallway:
    • Room with 3+ single beds: $240 total retreat fee/person
    • Room with 2 single beds: $270 total retreat fee/person
    • Room with 1 single bed: $310 total retreat fee/person
  • Accommodations with a private bath attached:
    •  Room with 3 single beds: $260 total retreat fee/person
    •  Room with 2 single beds: $280 total retreat fee/person
    •  Room with 1 single bed: $330 total retreat fee/person
  • Commuter Rate (not staying overnight): $190 total retreat fee/person

Find information here about retreat fees for the Order of Interbeing and Aspirant pre-retreat, April 11-13, preceding the General Retreat.

Please visit this website regularly for updates and details. Scholarships may be available; you can find more information about them hereFor questions about registration, please contact our registrar, Gale Spear at