The Joy of Living Meditation Retreat, Level II: Opening the Heart
Tim Olmsted has been a student of meditation for 35 years. For 12 of those years, he lived in Nepal, working as a psychotherapist and studying with many of the greatest Buddhist teachers of our…
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Learn how meditating on loving-kindness and compassion can open your heart to the world around you and relax the self-centered tendencies that lead to anxiety, dissatisfaction, and suffering. Cultivating loving-kindness and compassion helps you to see the basic goodness that all beings share. By relating to others in an openhearted way, you bring peace to the mind and develop a sense of confidence and purpose. This, in turn, naturally brings harmony to your relationships and enables you to work with challenging situations more effectively.
The weekend includes video teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, presentations on the key points of meditation practice by Tergar instructor Tim Olmsted, and guided meditations and discussion. This retreat is open to people who have practiced meditation regularly, including those who have previously attended a Joy of Living Level I meditation workshop.
- 8.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $20 additional charge
- 8.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $20 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $256 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $392 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More