Finding Peace: Weekend Retreats
Awakening the Heart • May 13 – 15
with Gen Kelsang Norden
In our busy daily experiences we can often become disconnected or closed towards others in our life and feel isolated and lonely even when we are surrounded by people. Take time to re-connect to your heart and to heal your relationships using Buddhist meditation techniques and enjoy a new perspective that brings you closer to everyone. Applying these methods in your everyday life will lead to greater happiness, a sense of purpose and harmony in your relationships.
Registration will be available March 16, 2016 at noon EST.
Clarity of Mind • June 23 -25
with Kadam Matthew Reichers
Mental clarity helps us:
• Think clearly • Act decisively
• Deal with difficulties more effectively
• Understand the real causes of our problems
• Find a deep and lasting contentment
Through meditation we can reach a deep, natural clarity of the mind that is normally obscured by daily busyness. In this retreat we will learn special meditations to help us gradually let go of distracting thoughts and mental busyness so we can uncover our potential to be happy and peaceful all the time. You will leave feeling confident in your own ability to derive benefit from the mind all the time, not just in meditation.
Registration will be available April 25, 2016 at noon EST.
Mindfulness for Modern Life • August 26 – 28
with Gen Kelsang Wangden
In the fast pace of our work and personal lives our attention is easily scattered and our mind cluttered with endless distractions. Training in mindfulness gives us the power to overcome disturbing thoughts and to stay focused on what brings peace of mind. This weekend retreat gives us a chance to truly relax, by restoring our focus on what’s important. Empowered, we will re-enter our daily life with a confident ability to take on life’s difficulties with a balanced mind.
Registration will be available June 24, 2016 at noon EST.
Peace of Mind • November 4 – 6
with Donna Campanelli
Learn to induce physical and mental relaxation, develop peaceful and positive states of mind, and experience inner peace. This weekend group retreat introduce simple meditation techniques that will help you become more focused, centered and happy. Includes guided meditations, practical advice on how to maintain the experience of inner peace in daily life, and time to discuss the ideas presented.
Registration will be available September 8, 2016 at noon EST.
Living Lightly: The Mind of All Yogas
Gen Samten Kelsang • June 18 – 19
The Mind of all Yogas is a dynamic meditation taught by Buddha to strengthen and stabilize all our meditations of sutra and tantra. It unites our supreme good heart of Bodhichitta with a deep realization of emptiness, empowering us to become a modern day bodhisattva.
- Improve mindfulness and concentration
- Use tantric meditation to integrate wisdom and compassion into everything you do
- Use the five forces to create, store, and focus energy on your spiritual goals
This in-depth experiential weekend will combine inspiring teachings with focussed meditation and discussion in a way that will immediately transform your meditation practice and your life.
Gen Samten Kelsang will be giving teachings on the union of conventional and ultimate Bodhichitta in conjunction with training in the five forces. He has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over thirty years and is one of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s most senior students. He is well-known for his inspiring, clear and practical way of presenting Buddha’s teachings and meditation. For more information click here.
Schedule and timetable to be determined…
We also offer onsite accommodations and meals. For more information click here.