Metta & Satipatthana Elements in Nature & Noble Silence

Join Sam for another magical retreat in nature with the exploration of “What do we take refuge in?” What leads to freedom from suffering? What is freedom, and what is suffering? We will explore these questions through Metta and Elements practices and hold noble silence during retreat time, except for short periods for questions from students and optional 20-minute talking periods after dinners.

There will be safe and accessible yoga offered by Haley Hayes each morning.

This retreat is acceptable for everyone, from beginners to seasoned practitioners. We will enjoy delicious vegan and vegetarian food once again, lovingly prepared. Camping in your tent or the bunkhouses at A Touch of Paradise in Paradise, Utah. Please plan to arrive at the camp by 3 pm on August 31st, and we will close the retreat at 1 pm on Sunday, September 3rd.

More details will come to you once you have completed registration. Space is limited to 25 students, please register early, as we were full last Summer.

Please note: Pricing includes camping/bunkhouses and your delicious meals. Dana is not included as the teacher, yoga teacher, cook, and retreat manager. It is traditional to offer Dana (donation) at the close of the retreat for these people.

Benefactor rates help cover those with scholarships, partial and full. Any leftover monies for your registration fee are donated to Buddhist monasteries or special Buddhist causes.


The retreat starts on Thursday, 8/31/23, and ends on Sunday, 9/3/23.


Touch of Paradise Camp, 692 8700 South, Paradise, UT

Registration and more about the retreat