2019 Winter Contemplation

2019 Winter Contemplation

~ exclusively for trans men & trans masculine folks ~
  • January 19-21, 2019 (Sat-Mon, MLK Jr holiday weekend)
  • Middletown, CA (address provided after registration)

The Winter Contemplation is an introspective retreat for 30 trans men and trans masculine folks who are interested in meditation, journal writing, and heart centered sharing. We’ll sleep in cabins (2-3 people per cabin) and eat healthy home cooked meals prepared by a professional chef.

For updates, please join our email list or check back for more information in late September.


Transmission is inclusive.

  • Participants are diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, class, gender presentation, sexual orientation, body configuration, and gender identity along the trans masculine spectrum. Please arrive ready to have curiosity about things that come up for you, and be aware of your privilege. Sometimes words and actions can reflect bias, even if it wasn’t intended, so we’ll all do our best to pay attention to our impact and not just our intentions.

Transmission is tech free.

  • We unplug from technology for the weekend. If you need to have your phone handy (to use as an alarm clock, watch, or flashlight), that’s fine. Just put it on silent and “do not disturb mode” so you can avoid phone calls, email, texting, internet, game apps, Facebook, Twitter, etc, for a few days. In case of emergency, your loved ones can reach you through the facility’s landline (phone number provided when you register).

Transmission is substance-free.

  • Recreational drugs and alcohol can impede being present and mindful, so we leave these items at home. Prescription medication is allowed for personal use (including medicinal marijuana) and should be taken discretely according to doctor’s orders to treat medical conditions.

Transmission is fragrance free.

  • Fragrances in toiletries and personal care products can cause adverse health effects in some folks, including difficulty breathing, migraine headaches, flu-like symptoms, and more. In the spirit of caring for community, bring fragrance-free products (shampoo, body wash, lotion, shaving cream, sunblock, soap, etc.), and do not wear aftershave, cologne, body spray, etc. You can find a partial list of fragrance-free products here.