Retreat Mangers: Patty Winter & Gregg Ruskusky 

(503) 410-1891


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM PDT
Sunday July 22, 2018 at 12:30 PM PDT

Registration begins at 3:30 PM

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Ralston White Retreat Center 
2 El Capitan Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

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2018 Meditation & Inquiry Retreat 

This retreat is SOLD OUT.  To be placed on Wait List email a request with telephone number to:

This annual meditation retreat is an invitation to both deepen your meditation practice and develop an on-going practice relationship with the teacher, Frank Ostaseski. 

Retreat Dates

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 (5:00pm) - Sunday, July 22, 2018 (12:00pm)

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  • Previous participation in a residential program with Frank
  • Commitment to sustain a regular meditation practice
  • Commitment to maintaining an on-going practice relationship with Frank
  • Commitment to participation in post-retreat webinars (separate cost see more info below)


$795.00 per person includes shared accommodations, 11 meals and an honorarium for the teacher. To reduce administrative tasks full payment is required on registration to secure your place in the retreat. (If you need a payment plan to attend please contact the Retreat Manager). Participants will be asked to make a traditional donation (dana) to support the retreat managers for their generous efforts both before and during the retreat.

Refund Policy

  • Cancellations received before June 1, 2018: All payments are refunded less a $50 processing fee.
  • Cancellations received after June 1, 2018: No Refunds except for emergencies.

We anticipate this retreat will fill quickly and encourage you to apply early. Anyone wishing to attend the retreat must complete the simple online registration form. Full payment is required on registration to secure your place in the retreat. Enrollment in this retreat is limited to a maximum of 36 participants.  

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Retreat Description

Our primary practice will be Mindfulness Meditation, a simple technique that has been developed over 2,500 years. Beginning with the focusing of attention on the breath, the practice concentrates and calms the mind and body. It allows us to see through the mind's conditioning and free ourselves of habitual behaviors thereby allowing us to live more fully present in this moment.

Inquiry is an interactive practice done in dyads or triads where we practice mindful presence in speaking and listening while investigating our immediate experience. Inquiry helps us explore the obscurations to contact with our more essential nature through a dynamic questioning, observing and feeling.

This retreat is held in silence except for the inquiry sessions and interviews with the teacher. Our days will include scheduled periods of sitting and walking meditation and mindful movement to help us connect body, mind and heart. The retreat will also include meditation instruction, teachings, small group interviews, inquiry exercises, and discussions.

Retreat Site & Accommodations:

The Ralston White Retreat Center  located on 43 acre on the eastern slope of the majestic Mt. Tamalpais in Mill Valley, CA. It is approximately 30 miles north of the San Francisco Airport. The center has two floors of large dormitory style rooms (4-5 people to a “room area") and four semi-private (two-person) rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floor. There is no elevator. Disabled participants will be accommodated on the first floor. Men and women will be accommodated in separate dorm rooms. Semi-private and dorm rooms will be assigned by the retreat manager. Registration information will address accommodation assignments.


Ralston White provides three meals each day, a large fruit bowl, coffee and tea. Some meals will include fish and chicken but a vegetarian option will always be available. Evening meal will be intentionally light, generally soup and salad. There is also a small refrigerator where you can store personal food items. Registration information will address special dietary needs.

More information

Retreat Manager Contact: Gregg Ruskusky
Telephone: (503) 410-1891

Post-Retreat Webinars

If approved by the teacher retreat participants may join in 3 post-retreat webinars. The webinars are scheduled during the year following the retreat. Webinars include a short dharma talk followed by questions and comments. Cost for the webinars is payable after the retreat.