Program Details

Meditation Retreat for Everyday Life


with Suzann Duquette & Ethan Nichtern
March 6 / 12:00 AM - March 21 / 12:00 AM



It is challenging times like ours that make us more interesting people. But to live in the challenge, we need a game plan that's not based in shallow inspiration or lukewarm conviction. It must have genuineness that stems forth from deep internal wisdom that is constantly radiating forth.



Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, The Shambhala Principle




This two-week retreat will explore our “internal wisdom” through mindfulness-awareness meditation, which increases our ability to stay present for our life and other people with precision and wakefulness, and Shambhala Meditation, which supports us being who we are from the very nature of our being.



Group retreat is a powerful way to deepen our meditation practice and develop kind and wakeful community. The retreat is open to everyone, and will include:





  • Daily sitting and walking meditation





  • Individual meditation instruction





  • Contemplation





  • Group discussion





  • Contemplative meals





  • A short work period, called Rota





  • Silence practice





  • Exploring the garden, forests and meadows of Karmê Chöling





  • Study





  • Celebration





To complement meditation practice and its application to our everyday lives, the retreat will explore the path of basic goodness and wakeful community, drawing from The Shambhala Principle by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.



The entire retreat fulfills one-half of the one-month practice requirement (or dathün) for the Shambhala path. Each week (or weekthün) fulfills one-quarter of this practice requirement. Participants may attend, at minimum, one week of the retreat. Please see the weekthün registration pages for this option.

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