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Ikebana: The Contemplative Art of Flowers
with Alexandra Shenpen
April 20, 2014 - April 18, 2015
Delight in the natural beauty of our world and awaken your gentleness, courage, and artistic instinct. Through the practice of Ikebana, the placement of each stem becomes an expression of our innate wisdom and humanity. As we look longer, our perception d

 
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Being with the Land: Turning to Nature and the Seasons
September 5 - 7, 2014
Join naturalist, writer, artist, and teacher Clare Walker Leslie for an opportunity to sink into the earth, air, sky, and mountains. Gather a deeper feeling and connection to the land around you that you can carry beyond this weekend. These days will fost

 
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Big Sky, Big Mind: Contemplative Astronomy Workshop
with Andrea Schweitzer & Jim Tolstrup
September 5 - 7, 2014
Throughout history, we have looked to the skies to follow the rhythm of the seasons and to ponder life’s mysteries. This workshop will reignite our passion for the stars by using interactive, kinesthetic astronomy to experience the movement of the celesti

 
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Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human
with Jonathan Barbieri
September 5 - 7, 2014
Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. This immersive meditation weekend helps us open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, and begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionat

 
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Opening the Good Eye: An Introduction to Miksang Photography
with Julie DuBose & Michael Wood
September 11 - 14, 2014
Discover how to see the world in a fresh way and express your full and complete experience through your camera. This retreat is an introduction to the practice of Miksang Contemplative Photography as developed by Michael Wood and Julie DuBose. Through vis

 
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Waking Up to the Wild: Nature Walks
with Kay Peterson
September 12 - 14, 2014
When we wander into untamed landscapes it calms our nerves, strengthens our focus, and restores our sense of well-being. By tuning into our senses and mindfully moving through nature, we can appreciate its chaotic orderliness and our interconnectedness w

 
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Loving Your Way to Enlightenment: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Couple
September 12 - 14, 2014
There’s a Buddhist belief that a genuinely loving relationship is the practice for which all other practices are preparation. This weekend couple’s yoga and meditation retreat explores romantic partnership as an opportunity for spiritual awakening and cul

 
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Gold Leaf Gilding and the Dignity of Craftsmanship
with John Perkins
September 25 - 28, 2014
Learn the centuries old technique of applying gold leaf through hands-on work, demonstrations, and experimentation. In the inspiring environs of the Great Stupa and its art studio, we will incorporate a variety of historical and modern techniques for work

 
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Sacred Embodiment, Sacred Service: A Retreat for Women
September 26 - 28, 2014
As women, we innately understand and experience the inter-connectedness of all life, and the wisdom, creativity, and power that is part of this “knowing.” Yet, in the busyness of our multi-focused lives, we often lose touch with our own depth and the cap

 
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Traditional Chinese Qigong: Level VI
with Eva Wong
October 1 - 5, 2014
n this program, you will begin a heightened training in circulating internal energy according to seasonal changes and through specific channels in the body. The following qigong systems will be taught:

1. Outer qigong forms from Wudangshan – The Dragon

 
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Radical Self-Healing
October 3 - 5, 2014
Bodily sickness, like all suffering, has real, discoverable causes. The cause is not cancer, colitis, weak adrenals, or a lowered immune system. The cause of our health problems is the innocent misuse of our own body and mind. During this empowering retre

 
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Scorpion Seal Assembly II
October 10 - 21, 2014
Open to participants who have already completed Scorpion Seal I and the practice requirements for Scorpion Seal II. From October 10-21, please join us for this potent mandala of practice, study, and celebration of the Scorpion Seal path.

Prerequisites:

 
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Leading Differently: The Power of a Purposeful Pause™
October 24 - 26, 2014
In today’s world, we are faced with novel challenges, limited resources, and increased demands for our expertise and time. The constant pressures can deplete our mental resiliency and interfere with many of the hallmarks of leadership excellence including

 
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Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: A 7-Day, Teacher-Led, Silent Retreat
with Janet Solyntjes & Jim Colosi
October 31 - November 7, 2014
All of us have an innate capacity to experience well being, strength, and confidence, even in the face of stress, pain, or illness. In order to enhance that capacity, we introduce the power of mindfulness, the practice of meeting each moment with an open

 
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Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training II
October 31 - November 2, 2014
This weekend workshop builds on the meditation practice introduced in Level I and explores how we create a cocoon of our habitual ways of thinking, often obscuring the brilliance of the world we live in. By opening to our own genuineness and tenderness, w

 
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This Moment, Beautiful Moment: Yoga for Every Body
November 7 - 9, 2014
Cultivate deep awareness of your body and learn to uncoil obstructions to find greater freedom. During this rejuvenating retreat, we will discover where we have developed patterns over the years. Even in the womb we favored one side or the other of our mo

 
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Relationship as a Spiritual Path: “Getting The Love You Want”
with Ben Cohen
November 7 - 9, 2014
Intimate relationships are both an opportunity and a challenge to our capacity for love and vulnerability. Once we get past the romantic love stage, we often find ourselves surprised by these challenges. Drawing from the work of Harville Hendrix, PhD, thi