Balanced Sensitivity, Embodied Wisdom; A Soft & Radical Transformation of the Heart

Balanced Sensitivity, Embodied Wisdom; A Soft & Radical Transformation of the Heart Residential Retreat with Pascal Auclair.

This silent retreat will explore ways to awaken our mind and heart so that we can learn to live a life of wisdom, compassion, inner peace and freedom. The retreat will combine sitting and walking meditations, dharma talks and opportunities for group interviews.

Pascal Auclair has been immersed in Buddhist practice and study since 1997, sitting retreats in Asia and America with revered monastics and lay teachers. He has been mentored by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Massachusetts and Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, where he is now enjoying teaching retreats. Pascal teaches in North America and in Europe. His depth of insight, classical training, and creative expression all combine in a wise and compassionate presence. In addition, his warmth and humor make Pascal a much appreciated teacher. Visit Pascal's website for more information.


April 6 - April 8, 2018. 3 pm check-in on the 6th. Retreat ends 2 pm on the 8th.


San Luis Rey Retreat Center

4050 Mission Avenue, Oceanside CA 92057

Parking is free

Registration Info:

Advance registration required. The cost to attend is $150 (commuter), $265 (double/shared room), or $350 (single room). Scholarship funds are available should finances be an obstacle (see registration page).


Your generous support is needed! You may or may not be aware that the dharma teacher is solely supported by the generosity of the students. Registration fees for retreats cover food, facilities and other Insight San Diego expenses. None of these fees go directly to the teacher.

At the end of the retreat, you will be given the opportunity to offer dana so they may continue their dharma work. We cannot recommend an amount to donate as the teachings are considered priceless - your offering should be given from the heart

Retreat Center:

Located next to the Mission San Luis Rey, the retreat center offers 56 acres of property with beautiful gardens and walkways. There is a swimming pool available at no charge to Retreat Center guests.

Rooms and Dining:

Each room typically has two twin beds, a sink and a desk.  European-style restrooms in the hallways have private showers and toilets. Linens and towels are provided. Each room has individual controls for heat; air conditioning is not provided.

Single, double and commuter options are available during registration.

Vegetarian meals will be served buffet style in the dining room and outdoor and patio seating is also available. The retreat staff is here to serve you and takes pride in continuing the Franciscan tradition of heritage and hospitality.