Program Details

Nyinthun - A Day of Practice

April 27 / 9:00 AM - April 27 / 4:30 PM

A Nyinthun,a day-long retreat at the Center, will be held on one Sunday each month. PLEASE CHECK MONTHLY CALENDAR or "CLASSES & RETREATS - ONGOING OFFERINGS" in column on right and under "PRACTICE EVENTS"

Please note that Refuge and Bodhisattva practices will alternate:

          Refuge - even months (April, etc.)

          Bodhisattva - odd months (May, etc.)

A Nyinthün is a day-long retreat at the Center.  It is a great way to deepen and energize your meditation practice. The Nyinthün is open to all meditators of any tradition or experience level.  Basic meditation instruction will be available upon request at 10:00 am.

On the Shambhala path, we are first invited to develop a daily meditation practice, which provides gentleness, consistency and confidence in working with the mind. In time, we are introduced to longer sessions of meditation –  day-long retreats, weekend programs, a Weekthün, week-long meditation retreat held regionally in the fall, and the month-long retreat of Dathün.

Longer retreats serve to deepen our connection with the natural strength, clarity and stability of the mind, and our inherent wisdom. The Sunday morning practices at the center offer a gentle step toward these longer practices. In that spirit, we are happy to announce a monthly offering of Nyinthün - a full day of practice. The intention of these monthly offerings is to allow a time and space for our community to deepen our practice together.

During a Nyinthün, periods of silent seated meditation are interspersed with walking meditation, contemplation, and may include shamatha yoga. A meditation instructor will be on hand for a check-in, if issues come up during the retreat.  There are additional practices offered each month during the Nyinthün. 


9:00 am - 12:00 noon- Opening Chants including Heart Sutra, sitting & walking meditation                            

10:00 am -  Meditation Instruction offered

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  - sitting & walking meditation 

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - sitting & walking meditation.

4:30 pm  - Closing Chants 


 9:15 am - 10:30 am - Shambhala Sadhana (open to those who have taken the Enlightened                Society Vow and received the lung for this practice)

10:45 am - 12:00 noon - Ashe Society (open to graduates of Warrior Assembly or those                              who have otherwise received Stroke practice transmission) 

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Vajrayana practice(open to Vajrayana practitioners)

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm  - Refuge and/or Bodhisattva practice (open to those who have taken Vows)


12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Lunch and conversation.  Please bring a sack lunch and drink.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Tea and conversation.

Doors open at 8:30 am  Practice begins promptly at 9:00 am. Functional silence will be observed during most of the retreat from 9:30 am 12:00 noon and from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

You are invited for the entire day - or - Come and Go. 

Suggested donation $20.00.

If you have questions, please contact Jackie Snyder  


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