Thomasville Buddhist Center

a Southern Dharma Center Uniting Buddhist Wisdom & Christ's Compassionate Way

"To come to terms with the earth is to come to terms with God." 

~ Heiaw no Bushi


This 4-day Sangha Bodhi Christo Foundation Retreat with Bushii is a powerful opportunity to immerse yourself completely in the energy field of Buddhist Christianity in the presence of a great spiritual Master. The setting and services offered at Stillwater Farms Retreat Center inspire and support genuine introspection and contemplation by allowing you to fully turn your attention inwards without the usual daily demands and distractions.

Bushi introduces the direct path to freedom through self-inquiry and the Invitation, which is proving to be one of the most effective aids for true and lasting Self-discovery. In Foundation, Bushi guides, challenges and responds to questions with wisdom, love, humor and searing honesty. This powerful communication underpins the tone that is maintained throughout the four days. The method takes you deeper into what is being pointed and is an essential part of the retreat. During the retreat Satsang with Bushi will take place twice each day, and these sessions may sometimes be offered as a guided Silent Sitting as feels appropriate to the flow of the retreat.

Through Bushi's presence and direct pointings to Truth, the unfading love, joy and peace that so many are searching for are revealed to be our very nature and Self. Participating in a Bodhi Christo Foundation Retreat with Bushi is a compelling invitation to all who are called to discovering this timeless Truth. Welcome!


This Foundation Retreat with Bushi is not for the merely curious, but for those beings who have a sincere and wholehearted commitment to Self-discovery. If you intend to participate in this immersive event it is essential to commit ones self. Each participant is required to abide by the guidelines which are in place to facilitate your awakening.

By attending this event you agree to:

  • Approach the retreat with the understanding that it is not a casual event—it is for those earnestly seeking Self-realization in this life.

  • Complete the entire retreat and attend each and every session without exception. 

  • Respect and abide by the code of silence when suggested during the retreat.

  • At times you will function quietly with your attention resting in awareness. There is no socializing, no physical or eye contact, talking, singing, dancing, reading, writing or use of phones, cameras, other mobile devices, or the internet during the retreat. This ensures that the attention is not pulled outward but remains in the heart’s energy field. In this way, you make the most of your opportunity and also honor the retreat of other participants.

  • If attending with a partner or friend, you agree to not communicate with each other in any way. Please respect the meditation of your loved ones and other retreat participants.

  • Present questions to Bushi in a simple and open way. Avoid sharing personal stories; come as though this is your only opportunity for freedom. Please understand and respect that Bushi invites questions only during teachings and will not receive questions afterwards.

  • Refrain from using intoxicants or recreational drugs for the duration of this retreat.

  • Wear modest clothing throughout the retreat, avoiding tight, revealing or transparent clothes.

  • Have your image and voice recorded and possibly used for the sharing of teachings on DVD, mp3 and on the Internet. All recorded material will be used to serve teaching only. Images of all individuals will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and respect.

  • Foundation Retreats are not a replacement for any therapy or other medical treatment or diagnosis. If you are currently receiving or have previously received any medical treatment or therapy for issues related to mental health, this Foundation Retreat may not be suitable for you. Therefore, for those with a history of serious mental health conditions, it is not advisable to attend this retreat without ensuring it is reasonably safe to do so. Please check with a specialist healthcare practitioner whether attending the retreat is suitable for you at this time.


Retreat Schedule

The retreat begins on Thursday, 11 August with a Welcome & Orientation dinner at 6:30 pm. There will be two teachings on each of the four days, which may sometimes take the form of a Silent Sitting with Bushi. The retreat will end on Sunday, September 15th after the morning teachings. Teachings vary in length, typically running for 1.5 – 2 hours, and occasionally longer.

Check-in — Thursday, Sept. 11 

  • Check-in will be at the Thomasville Buddhist Center from 0800 am– 1830 pm
  • Welcome & Orientation meeting at 1800 pm
  • Dinner will be served at 1830 pm

Closing Day — Sunday, 15 September

  • The retreat ends at around 1400
  • Everyone should be leaving the premises by 1800 pm


There are two ways to participate in the Sangha Bodhi Christo Foundation Retreat. You can come to the North Carolina to be in Bushi's physical presence, or you can join the live Internet broadcast through Thomasville Buddhist Center during the retreat.

Attending physically in the North Carolina, and being in the physical presence of a living Bodhi Christo Master, and fully immersing yourself in the energy field of Bodhi Christo is a rare and blessed opportunity. Bushi's loving and unfathomable presence itself can trigger transformation in one who is ripe for awakening. Please be aware that places are limited so registering in advance is essential. 

Watching online via live Internet broadcast  If you are unable to attend physically in the North Carolina, joining via live Internet broadcast is an excellent alternative. You will have access to the daily teaching in real-time, as well as to any additional scheduled events such as transmissions and ordinations. For Bushi there is no separation, no distance to those joining online and he sees absolutely no hindrance or disadvantage to your awakening in attending in this way. 

Regardless whether you attend physically or online, a Bodhi Christo Foundation Retreat is more than just the scheduled events, and it is essential to follow the Guidelines. This may be more of a challenge for those following online who may still need to engage in some daily activities. If this is the case, it is highly recommended that you arrange plenty of quiet, contemplative time and space for yourself. The time you spend prior to and after the retreat is of utmost importance to allow the pointings to settle deeply inside your heart.

4-day Student Sangha Bodhi Christo Foundation Retreat in North Carolina


4-day Student Sangha Bodhi Christo Foundation Online Retreat


Price includes the recordings of the retreat (streaming and downloadable for 6 months).


The retreat fee includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as access to an all day tea station. Only vegetarian meals will be offered for this retreat. Predominantly, gluten free, dairy free or vegan dietary options are offered. Please note that these are the only special diet options that can be offered for this retreat. On-site accommodation is in simple shared rooms in the retreat cabin, and main house, or camping on the retreat grounds where you can either pitch your own tent. Please be aware that for this retreat there is no on-site private accommodation, nor shared accommodation for couples.