Program Details

New Year Weekthun


with Gaylon Ferguson
January 4 / 9:00 AM - January 10 / 9:00 PM

$200 for two days (weekend only or other two consecutive days)


Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With


Start the new year with a powerful new perspective


This weekthun’s focus on natural wakefulness is based on Acharya Ferguson’s book of the same name. It highlights two essential aspects of the path of awakening: learning to trust that we are already naturally awake and committing to meditation practice. Acharya Ferguson will show how each supports the other in our efforts to become fully who we are.


Students will study directly with Acharya Ferguson, receiving personalized instruction and guided contemplations intended to help us experience innate wakefulness. One-on-one interviews will also be offered. The retreat is open to everyone from beginning meditators to experienced practitioners.


Full participation in the program will count toward the dathun requirement for Enlightened Society Assembly (Sutrayana Seminary); two consecutive sessions per day can be counted as the requirement for Shambhala Guides.


(Please note that a minimum two-day commitment is required.)


Cost: $450 for the full program or $200 for the two-day option.


Note: If you cannot afford to pay the full program fee, see our generosity policy.


Online Registration
Please register for this program in advance by clicking on the "Click here to register" link below. After filling out the online registration form, you will have the option of paying online through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account.  If you prefer not to pay online, you can pay by cash or cheque at the beginning of the program.

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