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Shambhala Mountain Center

 
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Weeklong Ngöndro Intensive
with Allyn Lyon
April 17 - 25, 2014
Whether you are seeking to establish your Ngöndro practice or are an experienced practitioner, join us for this intensive program. By practicing in a group context, we increase both our personal and group windhorse, while giving power and potency to the v

 
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Learn to Meditate
with Greg Smith
April 18 - 20, 2014
It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our minds? This weekend retreat will give accessible and powerful meditation practice techniques to help us find peac

 
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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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FLOW: A Meditation and Yoga Retreat
with Katharine Kaufman
April 25 - 27, 2014
We have all had moments or days that flow well. This delightful motion may begin in what the yogis call “nadis”, or energetic channels, which run throughout our bodies. Our individual rhythms are unique and in “flow,” we are free of striving, finding ligh

 
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Flowing Like Water, Strong as a Mountain: Tai Chi Retreat
with Larry Welsh
April 25 - 27, 2014
The ancient practice of Tai Chi Chuan has often been called the “supreme ultimate exercise.” When joined with mindfulness sitting meditation, these two forms bring forth a potent way to awaken health and restore well-being in body, mind, and spirit. Duri

 
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Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human
May 2 - 4, 2014
Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. This immersive weekend workshop helps us open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation and begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate h

 
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Befriending Small Deaths – Big Deaths
with Dominie Cappadonna & Joshua Mulder
May 9 - 11, 2014
Approaching death with curiosity, courage, and spiritual skills allows for fearlessness in facing the unknown. The small deaths of broken-heartedness, sickness, aging, loss of work and more, offer us practice moments for the big death at the end of life.

 
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Comedy Improv: Humor for Health and Self-Discovery
May 9 - 11, 2014
Enjoy an uproariously fun workshop and soothe your spirit while re-energizing yourself with laughter. Learn the basic principles of comedy improvisation, including the central lesson of being completely present and open to whatever happens. With skillful

 
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Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence
with Dale Asrael & Cynthia Moku
May 14 - 18, 2014
Uniquely blending meditation, contemplative arts, sensory awareness practices and Hatha Yoga, we will practice in a rich environment to shed habitual patterns and rediscover the world with fresh perception. As we investigate the four elements of our inner

 
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Relationship as a Path of Awakening
with Bruce Tift
May 16 - 18, 2014
Many of us feel deeply disconnected at times—from ourselves, from others, and from life. Actually, it is impossible not to be intimate and fully connected at all times. Using relationships as a powerful vehicle for investigating this central human issue,

 
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Taming the Wild Horse: Riding the Energy of Emotions
with Dale Asrael & Cynthia Moku
May 22 - 26, 2014
Intense emotions such as anger, jealousy and fear can either trap us in struggles or open us to the direct experience of awakening. This retreat presents techniques to expose core belief structures that perpetuate emotional confusion, meditation practices

 
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Wisdom of the Seasons: An Interspiritual Retreat
May 23 - 25, 2014
Celebrate late spring in the mountains and awaken to the divine nuances of all the seasons, both in the outer landscape and in our inner soulscape. Rejoice in how the burgeoning green of springtime reflects our own burgeoning vitality. During this intersp

 
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Embodied Listening
with David Rome & Hope Martin
May 23 - 26, 2014
Embodied Listening is an intensive but gentle body, mind, and heart training for releasing habitual patterns that constrict our lives and relationships. When we learn to listen deeply to ourselves, we also become more open and sensitive to the feelings an

 
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Wisdom of the Sword
May 30 - June 1, 2014
In the mountains of Japan, there live beings called Tengu. They may be real or they may just be a way of describing a particular state of mind. It is said that the Tengu protect the innocent, punish the wicked and teach master swordsmanship to the worthy.

 
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Dwelling in the Sacred: Everyday Places as Vessels of Awakening
May 30 - June 1, 2014
Discover ways to experience your home, workplace, and community as sacred places that can serve as allies on your life journey. During this retreat, we will practice exercises at the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya allowing us to feel the archetypal elements of

 
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Scorpion Seal Assembly VI
June 12 - 23, 2014
Open to participants who have already completed Scorpion Seal V and the practice requirements for Scorpion Seal VI.

From June 12-23, please join us for this potent mandala of practice, study, and celebration of the Scorpion Seal path.

 
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Sacred World Assembly
with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche & Christie Cashman & Adam Lobel
June 25 - July 16, 2014
Having been introduced to one’s own basic goodness, the basic goodness of all beings and society itself, and having been introduced to the great mahayana path, the warrior is now invited into the full magic of the sacred world.

 
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Enlightened Society Assembly
July 26 - August 10, 2014
Enlightened Society Assembly is a Shambhala program that emphasizes the view of the intrinsic goodness of all beings and society, practices that rouse bodhichitta and compassionate openness, and confident activity that engages fully in the world. In part

 
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Limitless Ayatanas: Scorpion Seal and Werma Practice Intensive
with Judith Simmer-Brown
August 11 - 19, 2014
One of the most provocative teachings in the Werma Sadhana is that our ayatanas, or sense gates, are limitless. This points to a difference from Buddhist teachings on sense perceptions, and highlights additional skillful means in our Shambhala practice.

 
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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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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.

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