We welcome you
First launched in the summer of 2014, Wise Heart Young Adult Retreat helps participants cultivate open-heartedness, compassion and wisdom as well as specific tools for handling everyday challenges. We do this through meditation (walking and sitting), listening to teachings on Buddhism, having deep discussions as well as through art, body movement, relaxation exercises, games, being in nature and other fun activities. Together we are growing a community that is authentic, joyful, aware, kind and dedicated.
Take a break from technology and the fast pace of life to join a community of like-minded peers for an extended weekend of meditation and exploration in the beautiful redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Wise Heart Young Adult Retreat is a LGBTQ+ inclusive community.
“I cannot say enough wonderful things about this retreat; it has transformed the way I live my life. I would recommend it to absolutely anyone!” – 2015 WHYAR participant