Adventures in Meditation: A Deep Practice Retreat @ Dao House Retreat Centre
Jun 1 – Jun 7 all-day

Immerse yourself in a deep meditation and yoga retreat with three special teachers amidst the gorgeous backdrop of Rocky Mountain National Park.  We will explore meditation from a variety of perspectives, giving you opportunities to explore consciousness both through philosophy and deep practice. There will be opportunities for fine-tuning your practice with the personal guidance of our teachers, as well as time for your own self-inquiry.  Learn more about Non-Dualism/ Vedanta and Buddhist philosophy to strengthen your understanding of the roots of these teachings, including discussion on the Bhagavad Gita, Vijnana Bhairav, and Kamalashila’s Stages of Meditation.  There will be daily yoga classes, silent meditation, breathing practices, mantra, and iRest yoga nidra practices.  We will also have time each day to hike, horseback ride, enjoy outdoor adventures, or relax in the spa.  

2 Days of Silence:  Silence is a very powerful tool for diving deeper into practice.  As well as keeping silence throughout parts of each day, in the middle of the retreat we will maintain two days of complete silence.  During this time, all teachers and participants will remain in silence outside of the class context.  We will have a short time on these days available for Q&A.  And of course, on the other days will have plenty of talking!

Visit http://bit.ly/2ElH88B to register!

Retreat Leaders

Learn from three long-term teachers and practitioners who love to meditate, have been friends for years, and who also love to have fun!  Joining us from his ashram in the Himalayas is Swami Kashi who is a long-term philosophy teacher, a Sanskrit scholar, and a master of many great texts of yoga and Vedanta.  Swamiji leads many retreats worldwide.  Earle spent more than a decade living and studying at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, an experience that culminated with a 3 year, 3 month, 3 day silent retreat.  Molly is a creator and innovator – co-founding Warriors at Ease and now hosting a timely and contemporary Women’s Empowerment Initiative through Yoga International.  Molly is also an iRest Yoga Nidra teacher trainer and advocate for human trafficking relief.  

Join us for this unforgettable experience!  Please sign up early, as last year Molly & Swami Kashi’s retreat had a 40 person waiting list.  


Retreat Schedule

6:00am Wake-up
6:30 – 7:30   Morning Practice:  Pranayama (Breathing) & Silent Meditation
7:45 – 9:00 Yoga
9:00 – 10:00   Breakfast and Break
10:15 – 11:45 Philosophy Talk / Discussion / Q&A
12:00pm:   Lunch
12:30 – 2:30 Outdoor Activities* / Free Time
2:45 – 3:45 Philosophy Talk / Discussion panel
4:00 – 5:00 Small Group Workshops
5:15 – 6:15 iRest Yoga Nidra
6:15 Dinner
6:45 Chanting of the Bhagavad Gita (optional)
7:15 – 9:15 Evening Program & Meditation
10:00   Lights Out
*outdoor activities/ free time include opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, spa treatments, etc



Early bird (Save 10% before March 1):  $1800 for a single room & $1440 for a double room (includes tuition, accommodation & meals)

After March 1:  $2000 for a single room & $1600 for a double room (includes tuition, accommodation & meals)

Visit http://bit.ly/2ElH88B to register!


Travel Instructions

The retreat will start with check in and registration at 4:00pm on June 1st.  Dinner will be at 6:00pm followed by an evening program.  The retreat will finish with a lunch at noon on June 7th.  


How do I get to Dao House from Denver International Airport?

Google Maps directions from Denver International Airport.


Is there Shuttle Service to Dao House from Denver International Airport?

Yes. Estes Park Shuttle (970) 586-5151 provides scheduled service from DIA to Dao House. Current rates are $45.00 one way and $85.00 round trip. Summer Schedule is as follows:


Dao House to Denver International Airport                          Denver International Airport to Dao House

7:00 am                                                                                10:00 am

10:00 am                                                                              1:00 pm

1:00 pm                                                                                4:00 pm

4:00 pm                                                                                7:00 pm

Schedule subject to change. Please contact Estes Park Shuttle for reservations, cost, and schedule.


When is Check-in and Check-out?  

Check-in is at 4:00 pm and check-out is at 11:00 am.


Can I arrive early and / or stay late?

Retreat starts on the afternoon of the 1st and ends at lunch on the 7th.  Guests wanting to stay additional days will be given the group rate of $149.00/night for the lodge rooms (regularly priced at $219.00/night). Lunch is not included on the 1st, but can be purchased from Dao house starting at $18.



Three Meals a day will be provided at Dao House – continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available.  All other dietary restrictions can be accommodated with at least two weeks advance notice.  Please contact Earle at shunyata21@gmail.com to prearrange this.


Can I make and receive cellular phone calls at Dao House?

No, we do not have a line of sight to the two cellular phone towers located 7.5 miles away in Estes Park.  Wifi is available in and around our buildings.  It is recommended that, prior to arrival at Dao House, you contact your cell phone provider to set up wifi calling if it is available on your cellular phone.  

All guest rooms are equipped with telephones.  Local calls are 50 cents each.  Domestic long distance is billed at 7.5 cents per minute plus a 50 cent call origination fee.  

Optional Activities

The motto at Dao House is Return to Simplicity, Live Your True Nature.  What better place to do this than this tranquil mountain retreat center set in Rocky Mountain National Park.  

Dao House offers a variety of opportunities for retreatants to take advantage of this setting and atmosphere, including:

* hiking trails
* horseback riding
* spa services
* oxygen lounge
* wellness center

Molly Birkholm