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IN-PERSON Open Mind Retreat with John Tarrant, Allison Atwill, & Tess Beasley: One Treasure Hidden in the Body

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - September 10 @ 12:00 pm

$825 – $1075


To be added to the waitlist, contact Registrar Eleanor Silberman

One Treasure Hidden in the Body
with John Tarrant, Allison Atwill & Tess Beasley

September 7–10, 2023
Thursday Eve through Sunday Noon
Commonweal Center, 
Bolinas CA

Yunmen said, In the center of the cosmos, inside heaven and earth,
there is one treasure, hidden in the body.

It picks up a lantern and walks into the meditation hall.
It brings the entrance gate and puts it on top of the lantern.

—Blue Cliff Record Case 62

The body, with its aches and ecstasy, with its great beating drum, with its shocks of strength and fragility. The body with its cravings and secrets, its ancient seasons of black and green and gold, its wicked sense of humor, and uncanny sense of metaphor.

Embodied we touch and taste, we breathe and drink in the cosmos, and find no beginning or end to what holds and transforms us.

Join us along the vast body of the Pacific for a weekend of meditation, koans, and stories of the one treasure tucked inside heaven and earth.

—John Tarrant


John Tarrant, Allison Atwill, and Tess Beasley will lead this retreat with a group of twenty-five participants, or fewer. There is usually a mix of experienced meditators and complete beginners. We sit in a circle and meditate until it’s time to listen or talk, until it’s time to take a walk and gaze at the ocean, put our faces into the wind, and feel our hearts shift in new and unexpected ways.

Commonweal is a beautiful place on the ocean with whales and gulls and weasels and wildflowers. It has a simple feel, and wonderful local, organic, vegetarian food.

This is a retreat that people find has a powerful effect on their lives and their understanding, both of the practice of the inner life and of the world of work and personal interaction.

It has the deep strength of an intensive meditation retreat inside a form that works for people with all different levels of meditation experience. It has a flexible schedule that makes it work well for those who would like to bring a partner or a friend.

No particular background in spiritual practice is required.

Bring a notebook. Also, if you want to paint or draw or play an instrument you can bring your gear.

Member Shared Room (double): $825
Member Single Room: $1025

Non-Member Shared Room (double): $875
Non-Member Single Room: $1075

Commonweal Center, 451 Mesa Road, Bolinas, CA 94924

Dates and Times
Arrive after 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.
First Session on Thursday, September 7th, 7:30–9:00 p.m.
Last Session ends Sunday, September 10th at 12:00 p.m.

Member Scholarship and retreat-related questions?
Contact Registrar Eleanor Silberman

SEE COMMENTS from previous Open Mind Retreat attendees


September 7 @ 7:30 pm
September 10 @ 12:00 pm
$825 – $1075
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451 Mesa Road
Bolinas, CA 94924 United States
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(415) 868-0970