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December 29 / 8:30 AM - December 29 / 5:30 PM
Deepen your practice with a full-day meditation retreat, or nyinthun, focusing on mindfulness/awareness as taught in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. This structured retreat will include sitting and walking meditation, readings, community work rota, and meditation interviews for those who would like them. Participants will need to bring their own lunch, but tea and snacks will be provided throughout the day.
Please register in advance. If you are not a member, please consider making a donation to the center at the time you register, as a return offering for this practice opportunity.
Questions? Contact Carol Lieberman here.
Note: The nyinthun is not designed to be someone’s first experience with meditation. However, motivated beginners could prepare themselves to participate in the nyinthun by attending community sittings at the Portland Shambhala Center, taking the center’s December 1 “Learn to Meditate” class, and establishing a regular sitting practice before the retreat. Also, several nyinthuns are scheduled for 2013, so there will be additional opportunities to prepare for and participate in full-day retreats at the Portland Shambhala Center in the new year.