Living Beautifully
A Mind Oasis Retreat led by Founder Karuna
April 2nd – 5th
Rocky Mountains, CO
Sunshine Mountain Lodge

20 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park (extra evening add-on available for Sunday night with advance notice).
$695 – includes transportation to/from DIA; lodging, all meals from arrival Thursday evening through departure Sunday late morning; beautifully guided meditations and talks; plus access to Karuna’s “Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change” series in January and February on Mind Oasis.
Save $100 when you register in full prior to 1/1/2020! Vegetarian Fare; shared (but lovely!) accommodations.

Throughout our time together, we’ll be weaving in the pragmatic and inspiring writings found in Pema Chodron’s book, “Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change.” We will explore Three Commitments Pema proposes that can help us, “experience freedom of life without a storyline.” The Commitments are to: Cause No Harm, Care for One Another, and Embrace The World Just As It Is. These teachings – that are so relevant to the divisive world in which we find ourselves — are meant to open your heart and mind to raw experience of the turbulent river of life and to learn how to both embrace and navigate this groundlessness. The invitation will be to let go of our habitual patterns to unveil what else is available to us.

You can expect lovingly prepared vegetarian food and mindful movement to nourish your body. A perfect mix of silence, inspiration, and reflection to nourish our soul. Spacious afternoons will allow you to choose how you spend your time, perhaps enjoying a walk in the nearby wooded forests, a nap, journaling, or daydreaming.

Tentative Schedule:

Thursday Arrival

  • 6:30pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm Opening Circle
  • 9pm Observation of Noble Silence
  • 10pm Lights Out

Friday & Saturday

  • 7am Meditation
  • 7:30am Movement/Yoga
  • 8:30am Breakfast
  • 9:30am Meditation
  • 10-11:30am Dharma Talk, Meditation, and Discussion
  • 12pm Lunch
  • 1-4pm Free Time
  • 4pm Meditation
  • 4:30-5:30 Dharma Talk and Discussion
  • 6pm Dinner
  • 7pm Meditation
  • 7:30pm iRest
  • 9pm Observation of Noble Silence
  • 10pm Lights Out


  • 7am Meditation
  • 7:30am Movement/Yoga
  • 8:30am Breakfast
  • 9-10am Packing
  • 10-11am Closing Circle
  • 11am Leftover Lunch and Check-Out

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Save $100 when you register by 1/1/2020!
$595 prices goes up to $695 on 1/2/2020.

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Food and Singing Bowl Photos by Unscripted Lens
Other Photos Courtesy Sunshine Mountain Lodge