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March 13–15, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Joy of Living Meditation Retreat, Level 1

Tim Olmsted
Tim Olmsted

Tim Olmsted has been a student of meditation for more than 35 years. For 12 of those years, he lived in Nepal, working as a psychotherapist and studying with many of the greatest Buddhist teachers…
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For all levels.

Created by Tibetan meditation master Mingyur Rinpoche, the Joy of Living Meditation Retreat shows you how meditation helps create a peaceful mind and a joyful heart. Gifted senior instructor Tim Olmsted blends guided meditation, discussion, and presentations on the key points of meditation practice with video teachings by Rinpoche. With characteristic clarity and wit, Tim demonstrates how any experience can be transformed into a source of joy.

In this retreat, you learn how to

  • Rest in open awareness, a state of spacious and alert presence
  • Work skillfully with physical pain, difficult emotions, and destructive thought patterns in meditation
  • Transform everything that you encounter during your day—sights, sounds, tastes, and sensations—into a perfect support for meditation
  • Use meditation as the basis for a lifelong path of awakening.

These meditation techniques are a perfect accompaniment to yoga practice and training.