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Friday, September 4, 2015

September 4–7, 2015 Friday–Monday 3 nights

The Present Heart: Love, Loss, and Discovery (Cancelled)

Polly Young-Eisendrath

Program cancelled. For everyone. No matter how love develops, it eventually includes loss—yet love is also blessed by loss. This program draws on personal experiences and poetry to explore what love is from Buddhist and Western psychological perspectives. more …

Friday, September 18, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
September 18–20, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Taking Refuge: Breaking the Addiction to the Mind

Noah Levine

Buddhism is a path to freedom from suffering that originates in the addictive quality of the mind and our habitual tendency to grasp at pleasure and push away pain. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
September 25–27, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

True Refuge

Tara Brach

Discover a sanctuary of wisdom and peace in your own awakened heart, even in the face of life’s greatest challenges. While insecurity and loss are natural parts of being alive, we can learn the pathway home to the loving presence, confidence, and happiness that is intrinsic to our being. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers, Psychologists, Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
November 8–13, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Finding Space in a Busy World: An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

David Nichtern

Meditation is a tool that will serve you for a lifetime. By simply sitting still and bringing your attention to the present moment, you can make friends with yourself and develop a clearer and gentler relationship with your mind. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers.

Monday, November 23, 2015

November 23–25, 2015 Monday–Wednesday 2 nights

Dharma Film Fest: Illuminating the Path

Chip Hartranft and Coby Kozlowski

For everyone who loves a good story. Experience the transcendent, self-reflective, and liberating dimensions of film, one of the most powerful mediums to illustrate the nature of the human experience. more …

Friday, November 27, 2015

November 27–29, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

A Buddhist Healing Ritual: Dakini's Heart-Essence Chöd

Lama Migmar Tseten

Healing Chöd is an ancient Buddhist ritual known for its power to alleviate physical, emotional, and mental illness and suffering. There are no instructions to follow or techniques to learn. more …

Sunday, November 29, 2015

November 29–December 2, 2015 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights

Mangalam Svapna: The Yoga of Lucid Dreaming

Lama Migmar Tseten

For all levels. Mangalam Svapna Yoga is an ancient Buddhist practice that transforms sleep into an opportunity for personal insight and spiritual growth. more …

Friday, December 18, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
December 18–20, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Opening the Heart: Joy of Living Meditation Workshop (Level II)

Kell Julliard

For those who have completed Level I or meditate regularly. Meditating on loving-kindness and compassion can open your heart to the world around you. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.

Friday, January 8, 2016

January 8–10, 2016 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Mother Tara Empowerment

Lama Migmar Tseten

Experience bliss, abundance, and strength as you overcome the layers of destructive emotions—including stress, fear, anxiety, and/or addiction—built up over past years and lives. more …

Friday, January 29, 2016

January 29–31, 2016 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation: Taming the Wild Mind

David Nichtern

Tame your wild mind and develop clarity, stability, and focus using the principles and practices of shamatha (mindfulness) meditation. This powerful tool for becoming more present in your life can also help you develop compassion for yourself and others, as well as deep insight into the nature of your mind and the world around you. more …

Friday, February 5, 2016

Continuing Education Credits
February 5–7, 2016 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Zen Retreat: Meditation as Love

Karen Maezen Miller

Explore Zen teachings and seated meditation as portals to healing your life and your relationships. The fundamentals of this 2,500-year-old monastic practice are profoundly relevant to our contemporary challenges, helping us access patience, compassion, and forgiveness—even in the most challenging times of parenting and partnering. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Continuing Education Credits
February 19–21, 2016 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Make Me One With Everything: Buddhist Meditations to Awaken from the Illusion of Separation

Lama Surya Das

There is a simple, joyful path through the illusion of separation toward meaningful connectedness. If you’ve ever felt “at one” with something, you’ve experienced what Lama Surya Das calls co-meditation or inter-meditation, an inclusive approach that embraces people, feelings, and events. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance.

Friday, February 26, 2016

February 26–28, 2016 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Living the Evolutionary Life: Through Death and Onward

Robert Thurman

Follow in the footsteps of the Buddha, and shape a life focused on evolution and understanding. Shakyamuni Buddha was every bit the scientist, going beyond the spiritual dogmas of his day to discover and fully comprehend the true nature of reality. more …

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Continuing Education Credits
February 28–March 4, 2016 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Mindfulness A to Z: Insights and Practices for Awakening Now

Arnie Kozak

Freedom and self-compassion are the promise of awakening, available whenever you skillfully engage your attention with mindfulness in the present moment. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.