Program Details

Learn to Meditate


with Greg Smith
October 18 / 5:00 PM - October 20 / 12:00 PM

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 peace within ourselves while developing a strong and flexible mind. We will draw from Turning the Mind Into an Ally, the best-selling book by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as we explore this question together in a contemplative and nurturing environment. You will receive a copy of this book at the retreat.


Greg Smith, a well known sangha artist and thangka painter, has lived and painted at Shambhala Mountain Center for many years.  He has been a student of mediation since 1976, first with Chögyam Trungpa and later with his son Sakyong Mipham. Greg has taught meditation and Buddhist studies since 1982.

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