eSangha Retreat 2022

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eSangha Retreat
at Diamond Mountain Retreat Center

with Dr. Tucker Peck & Upasaka Upali
Retreat: September 16 – 25, 2022
Extension: September 25 – October 2, 2022

Peck Tucker
Peck Tucker

Dr. Tucker Peck is a meditation teacher and Clinical Psychologist. He studied meditation with Sharon Salzberg and then with Upasaka Culadasa.  A former professor, he is the founding director of the scholarship fund Open Dharma Foundation, and co-host of the podcast Teaching Meditation.  He lives in Alameda, California, an island in the San Francisco Bay.





Upasaka Upali
Upasaka Upali

Upasaka Upali is a Dharma teacher who aims to demystify meditation, provide tangible instruction, and create a rewarding experience for practitioners. Upali received transmission in a lineage that can be traced back to the Buddha through Namgyal Rinpoche (Ananda Bodhi), and he took his Upasaka vows in 2015. He has a degree from St. Olaf College and has studied Dharma and meditation with Tucker Peck, Ph.D. and Upasaka Culadasa. He was a founding member of the Open Dharma Foundation and also served as its founding Executive Director. He is currently the co-host of the podcast Teaching Meditation.



This is the first time we will be offering a seven-day extension. As there won’t be dharma talks and there’ll be fewer students, our plan is to give students more daily personal attention (unless you just want to hide out in your cabin). While we expect some people will want to remain out of contact the whole time, limited use of your phone will be permitted after the first ten days. We are not yet sure how we’ll be doing food for the 7-day extension — it depends how many people sign up — so the listed price for 17 days includes lodging for the whole time but food only through breakfast on Sept 25. This means there will be a required fee at a future date to pay for food, and we’re not sure yet exactly what that fee will be, but we expect it should be less (or possibly way less if we don’t hire a chef) than $300.

Friday, September 16, 2022 – 2:00pm*

*If you need a ride to Diamond Mountain from Tucson, please arrive in Tucson no later than 12:00pm

Sunday, September 25, 2022 – 10:00am

Retreat Registration fees include your accommodation and 3 vegetarian meals per day.

  • Dorm Room: $779 (male only left)
  • SOLD OUT Shared Room: $950
  • SOLD OUT Private Room: DELUXE
  • Private Room: PREMIUM $1,451 (male only left)
  • SOLD OUT Private Cottage: MODEST $1,451
  • Private Cottage: DELUXE  $1,698
  • SOLD OUT Private Cottage: PREMIUM $1,847

Extension (Sept 26 – Oct 2, You can book “Extension” only for the same type of housing you book for the retreat. Please notice this price does not include food.)

  • Dorm/Shared room: $275.00
  • Private room/Cottage: $380

Dorm rooms accommodate 4 guests and have bunks beds (Twin). Shared rooms accommodate 2-3 guest and have Twin or Twin XL beds. (If you are 6 feet or taller, we highly recommend requesting a Twin Xtra Long bed) Private rooms accommodate 1 guest. Kitchen and Bathroom facilities are shared with your housemate. Private Cottages accommodate 1 guest. Kitchen and Bathroom facilities are not shared with anyone else.

Most of our eco-friendly houses retreat include 12-volt solar electricity, composting toilets and passive solar design which allows them to naturally stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Please check out our houses here.

7:00am Wake up
7:15-8:00 Sit
8:00-8:45 Breakfast
8:45-9:15 Walk
9:15-10:00 Group Sit
10:00-10:30 Walk
10:30-11:15 Sit
11:15-11:45 Walk
11:45-12:45 Sit
12:45-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-2:00 Walk
2:00-2:45 Group Sit
2:45-3:30 Exercise
3:30-4:30 Sit
4:30-5:00 Walk
5:00-5:45 Group Sit
5:45-6:15 Walk
6:15-7:00 Dinner
7:00-7:30 Walk
7:30-8:45 Dharma Talk
8:45-9:30 Walk or Sit
9:30-10:15 Sit

Registration fees are refundable:

  • 50% refundable up to 3 months  (before June 16, 2022)
  • 25% refundable from 3 months – 1 month (between June 17 – August 16, 2022)
  • 0% for the last month (after August 16, 2021)

You are welcome to request an exception to this policy.

Diamond Mountain is committed to protecting the life, health, and wellbeing of all beings and visitors in particular. To this end, we have developed and follow health and hygiene practices outlined here. And here our COVID policy for groups.

We would like you to know the rules, the Do’s & Don’ts. Please let us know if you have any questions, we are happy to answer, and if there are any concerns from your side – maybe we find a solution! Let’s talk.