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Deepen Your Practice: Retreats

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Anattasati Magga retreats, under the guidance of Sujata Yasa, Buddhist Lay Minister & Teacher, offer a privileged environment for deepening one's mindfulness practice.

Designed in the formal Soto Zen tradition of Shasta Abbey, these retreats offer you the rare opportunity to let the world take care of itself while you absorb the silence and stillness of retreat.

The daily schedule includes Morning, Mid-day, Evening and Meal-time Services with silent seated and walking meditations. Additionally, there are scheduled work periods, creating the opportunity to take the Mind of Meditation into daily activity.

Often a Dharma theme develops during each retreat. Formal lectures present and elucidate the theme; Dharma discussions allow for deeper inquiry and comprehension. Retreats also include ceremonies and private interviews with the teacher when appropriate. Except for the above discussion, the retreat environment is one of silence.

View our calendar to see scheduled Retreat Offerings in Asheville and in California.


We now offer the Margie Meares Retreat Scholarship which provides a ½ cost, reduced registration fee for Anattasati Magga retreats. Qualifications: financial need and attendance at Sangha services for one year. To apply, simply fill out this form and send it to us at

Anattasati Magga, Inc.
32 Mineral Dust Drive
Asheville, NC 28806

North Carolina Retreats

Stay tuned for upcoming NC Retreats.

California Retreats

January 9 - 12, 2020: Lotus, CA

Karma: The Natural Law of Cause and Effect

The Buddha said, “What you are is what you have been; what you will be is what you do now.” The teachings on Karma are Buddhism’s response to two questions: Why do I experience what I do? And how do I change what I experience? The teachings are intended to dismantle beliefs, which are a form of sleep.

The following Karma topics will be taught;

  • Karma is not punishment
  • Attention and free will
  • Karma weaves together all Buddhist teachings
  • Collective karma
  • Karma and Race in America
  • The importance of rebirth in understanding karma

Taught by Katherine Langley, Lay Minister; Guided by Sujata Yasa, Lay Teacher

Cost: Early-bird discount $225 by December 1, 2019;
$250 thereafter ($25 Savings)

January 9 ~Thursday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
January 10 & 11 ~ Friday & Saturday, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
January 12 ~ Sunday, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Retreat limit is 30 guests.

Location: Camp Lotus, 5461 Bassi Road, Lotus, CA

Lotus and Coloma retreatants will leave nightly and sleep offsite. Sonora retreatants will lodge in the cabins at Camp Lotus. Space is limited to 12 guests for lodging.


Registration Information


Early-bird price (by December 1): $225
Registration (if paid after December 1): $250


You can also mail your payment to:

Anattasati Magga, Inc.
32 Mineral Dust Drive
Asheville, NC 28806


Anattasati Magga .
phone: (828) 367-7718

in Asheville, NC and Sonora, CA