Program Details

Holiday Retreat Days


December 23 / 9:00 AM - December 30 / 5:00 PM

The Denver center is pleased to offer additional community practice sessions during this holiday season. Give yourself the gift of meditation practice, an opportunity to discover the potency of the present moment. Be friendly to yourself and others during a time of year that can be filled with stress. Awaken to the goodness, freshness and wisdom of the season.


Deepen your practice with a full-day meditation retreat, or nyinthun*, focusing on mindfulness/awareness as taught in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Each day will include sitting and walking meditation, group contemplation, body awareness, and meditation interviews for those who would like them. Participants need to bring their own lunch. Tea and snacks will be provided throughout the day.


Sunday Nyinthun Schedule


8:30 - 9:00 Morning tea


9:00 - 12:00 Morning practice session


12:00 - 1:30 Contemplative brown bag lunch


1:30 - 3:00 Afternoon practice session 1


3:00 - 3:30 Tea break


3:30 - 5:00 Afternoon practice session 2


Please indicate sessions/days you plan to participate in the COMMENTS section of the registration form.


There is no fee for this program. If you are not a member, please consider making a donation to the center as a return offering for this practice opportunity.




If you have questions about program content, please contact James Hollman or Laurie Lavine.


If you are interested in staffing any of these sessions (timekeeper, gatekeeper, space set up and clean up) or providing meditation instruction, please contact Jackie Roberts.




*Note: The nyinthun is not designed to be the first experience with meditation. However, motivated beginners could prepare themselves to participate in the nyinthun by attending an Open House on Sunday morning at the Denver Center, followed by attending some community sittings and establishing a regular sitting practice - prior to the nyinthun. Also, several nyinthuns will be scheduled for 2013, so there will be additional opportunities to prepare for and participate in full-day retreats in the new year.

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