Insight Meditation Retreat

December 27 - 31 | 2019

The Insight Meditation Community of Colorado presents

Living Fully, Loving Well

A New Year’s retreat with David Chernikoff

Friday, December 27th – Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

About: The primary focus of this retreat will be the practice of sitting and walking meditation in Noble Silence. There will be meditation instruction, dharma talks and opportunities for discussion. Using guided experiential exercises, we’ll review the year that is ending and reflect upon what we’ve learned. At the end of the retreat, we’ll set our intentions for the year to come and prepare to set them in motion on January 1st.

Where: Sunrise Ranch | 100 Sunrise Ranch Road, Loveland, CO 80538

Please arrive and check in between 4 and 5:45 p.m. on Friday, December 27. The retreat will end at noon Tuesday, December 31. Lunch will be served at noon.

Who: Both beginning and experienced meditators are welcome.

Cost: Accommodations range from camping to shared rooms (dorm, triples, doubles) to private rooms, at fees ranging from $284 to $532. The earlier you register, the greater the likelihood of securing the accommodations of your choice. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for this retreat. Please feel free to ask David Chernikoff about how to apply.

What to bring: A meditation cushion and pad, if you use one (chairs will be provided); a water bottle, appropriate layers of clothing, an alarm clock, a notebook and pen, and a blanket or shawl if you use one in the meditation hall. Please put your cellphone, iPad, and / or laptop away when we begin the retreat and do not plan on using them until we break the silence at the end.

Registration: Registration will be handled by Sunrise Ranch. There are two ways to register for your lodging and meals. As is the practice at Insight Meditation retreats, your payment covers room and board only. There will be an opportunity to offer dana (translation: “generosity freely given”) to the teacher and retreat manager at the end of the retreat. By phone: call (970) 679-4200 and the office staff will register you. Online: Click on the “Register Now” bar below. Room preferences will be on a first come, first served basis. The Ranch staff will handle questions about food and lodging.

PLEASE NOTE: Single Rooms are available now only by calling Sunrise Ranch Reservations (they will convert a double into a single): (970) 679-4200, Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

If you have questions about the retreat program or the availability of partial scholarships, please contact David Chernikoff at or (303) 499-7592.


David Chernikoff, M.Div, LCSW: A student of meditation since 1971, David has completed the Community Dharma Leader training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and has been teaching Insight Meditation since 1988. His teaching has been influenced by senior teachers from the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock, Tibetan teachers he studied with during a 3-year stay in Nepal, and spiritual guides from other contemplative traditions, most notably Ram Dass, Father Thomas Keating, and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. David taught meditation and psychology at Naropa University for many years and currently has a private practice as a spiritual counselor and life coach in Boulder. He teaches workshops and retreats throughout the U.S. For more information about David’s work, please see


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