2017 Camp Videos & Pictures

Thank you for letting us capture your moments at the 5ft Annual Retreat of Awakening.

These pictures and videos summarize all the wonderful memories shared at the 2017 Retreat.

We hope it will lift your spirits and bring you peace and joy as you view them.

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2017 REFLECTIONS – Signature ROA 2017 Moments


Aspiration and Inspiration, together, turn our dreams and hopes into a meaningful mission. They play an intricate role in shaping our minds and our lives. With aspiration, we pursue for what is possible, what can be achieved. With inspiration, we feel the passion and contentment in our hearts throughout our pursuit. When one is stronger, the strength and energy pulls the other up. When one is weak, the other re-engages us and keeps us moving forward.

Together, let us encourage each other to find our possibilities to ‘Aspire to Inspire’ at the 2017 Retreat of Awakening in Estes Park, Colorado!

(Read more about Aspire to Inspire)

2017 Program


Thursday – August 10, 2017

  • Check-in: 4:00 pm
  • Collaborative Joy
  • Living in Mindfulness
  • Getting to Know You (icebreaker activities)

Friday – August 11, 2017

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Keynote Session – “Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional”
  • Meet the Sangha (Dharma sharing with the monks and nuns)
  • Retreat of Awakening Bonanza (team games)

Saturday – August 12, 2017

  • Operation Gratitude (community service project)
  • Keynote Session – “Meditation, Mantra, and Prayer”
  • Retreat of Awakening Jubilee

Sunday – August 13, 2017

  • Questions & Answers with the Monastic Sangha
  • Reflections
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Adjourn – 2:00 pm

** In addition to the Key Events, daily activities include: Reflective Meditation, Nature Walks, and Living in the Moment (enjoying the various amenities available at the campsite such as archery, zipline, climbing wall, mini golf, golf, hiking, arts and crafts, basketball, tennis, volleyball, swimming, bicycling, roller skating and many other outdoor and indoor recreational activities)