Springboard Sangha

Cultivating Inner Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat

with Oren J. Sofer

Mount Eden Retreat Center – Washington, NJ

Wednesday November 29th – Sunday December 3rd

During this five-day residential retreat, we’ll explore the practice of Insight Meditation as a way of deepening our understanding and learning to find balance and freedom within the flow of change.  We will emphasize developing an attitude of relaxation, kindness, and inquiry towards ourselves, and our moment to moment experience. As a residential course, this retreat provides a valuable opportunity to deepen the skills of awareness and to cultivate inner freedom.

This retreat is open to all levels of experience and will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, question & answer sessions, and guidance in Qi Gong. Participants are asked to attend the entire retreat.

To register, please pay for your retreat option below. For questions or financial assistance inquiries, please email Brian Arnell


Retreat Options




Cost of the Retreat:

Single Room:    $695.00
Double Room:  $595.00
Dorm Room:     $495.00
1/2 Commuter Rate: $247.50

Retreat begins at 9:00AM on Wednesday

In keeping with the Buddhist practice of generosity, there will be an opportunity to offer donations to Oren for the teachings.  Your registration fees only cover the basic costs of running the retreat (room and board). You can read more about this tradition on Oren’s website.

 Space is limited

 All are welcome – no one will be turned away for lack of funds

Oren J. Sofer has practiced meditation in the Theravada Buddhist tradition since 1997, and is a long-time student of Joseph Goldstein, Michelle McDonald and Ven. Ajahn Sucitto. He holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for healing trauma, and a graduate of the IMS-Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program. His work and teaching bring a strong emphasis to living the path of awakening in our daily lives.    http://www.orenjaysofer.com

Mount Eden is the ideal retreat environment for groups requiring safe and sacred space and love and light filled hospitality. The retreat center has 189 acres of beautiful grounds, trails, and forests. We will be served three delicious homemade meals a day, made with local and organic ingredients. Located 90 minutes from Philadelphia.