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2017 Winter Retreat

  • Vina de Lestonnac 39300 De Portola Road Temecula, CA, 92592 United States (map)

Four days of mindfulness led by our guiding teacher, Dr. Victor Byrd

Long Beach Meditation retreats are a priceless opportunity to experience a classic Vipassana retreat under the guidance of our teacher, Dr. Victor Byrd.

We gently move through the day from sitting to walking meditation, eating, yoga, resting, falling asleep and waking up, all within a container of silence. The Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center in Temecula provides a perfect backdrop of quite meditative beauty and warm hospitality.

The retreat includes on-going instruction in Vipassana meditation technique as well as daily dharma talks that focus on applying meditation to our daily lives. You are welcome to join us regardless of your level of experience in meditation practices. We break silence Sunday morning with a talking circle followed by brunch.

Pricing (includes room, food and tuition)

Single $570 | Double $425 | Triple $380 | All-Day $180

Installment plans available, just ask! Not sure? Email us to be added to our wait-list.

On-site registration opens Thursday at 2:00 pm
Retreat ends Sunday at 11:00 am


All participants should have already paid the initial deposit. If you have paid a standard deposit, please use this drop-down menu to pay the remaining fees. If you are doing an installment or other custom amount please use the Donate button below and submit the proper amount.

Pay your balance

Other Amount - Installments or custom amounts may be submitted here:

To complete your registration, please submit the Retreat Registration form.

Registration Confirmation
You will receive an automated confirmation of fee payment from Paypal. LBM will send a personal confirmation within a few days of receiving your payment and Retreat Registration form.

Cancellations prior to December 10th will be refunded in full less a $25.00 administration fee. Cancellations after December 10th will be refunded in full less the administration fee, unless we are unable to fill your slot. In this event, you will be refunded your deposit less a cancellation fee of $275.00. If you do not cancel you are liable for the entire cost.

Financial Assistance
We want everyone who is drawn to this experience of silence to join us. We are offering full and partial scholarships for this retreat, as we do for all of our retreats. If you need financial assistance, please email Victor.


Single Room Reservation: The single room has one or two beds and a private bathroom. You will not have a roommate. Linens and towels are provided. All meals are included. The cost of a single room will be $570.

Double Room Reservation: The double room has two beds and a private bathroom. You will have a roommate. Linens and towels are provided. All meals are included. Please indicate "roommate preference" if you have one on the Retreat Registration form. If you don't have a preference, we will match gender. The cost for a double room will be $425.

Triple Room Reservation: For cost conscious participants we offer the option of a triple room to house 3 meditators. A private bathroom and three beds will be available, along with all meals. The cost will be $380.

Commuter Option: On Friday and Saturday of the retreat we offer the option to join us for the day as a commuter. Each day includes 3 meals and attendance at the meditation retreat with the group. We ask for $180 a day, 2 days max.

Meals: The meals are vegetarian. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know.


1. Pay online using the Paypal link on this page.

2. Submit the Retreat Registration form.


For more information, please contact the the Manager at (562) 606-0643 or

All the details above, fees and what is included, registration, what to expect, what to bring, detailed directions, our refund policy, financial assistance and other information can also be found in our Registration Form.


Everyone is welcome to join this silent retreat. It includes sitting and walking meditation, yoga, eating meditation, daily dharma talks and serves as a genuine container for personal growth. Each day’s practice concludes with metta chant (the practice of loving-kindness). During the retreat, ongoing Vipassana meditation guidance is provided making it appropriate for all levels of experience. Our mission at LBM is to support one another’s journey from the unreal to the real, and this is an opportunity to truly experience this support within the structure of a retreat.

This 4-day retreat will give you an opportunity to experience mindfulness (sati) and concentration (samadhi) in a seamless flow from Thursday afternoon until we break Noble Silence with brunch Sunday morning. Free from the distractions of daily life, you will be able to direct your attention inward, watching your thoughts, feelings and sensations from morning to night, going to sleep in mindfulness and waking up in mindfulness.

Earlier Event: November 19
All-Day Retreat
Later Event: February 4
Mindfulness In Daily Life