Program Details

Winter Solstice Meditation Retreat


with Mark Duggan
December 26 / 6:00 AM - January 3 / 6:00 AM

This retreat is a tradition at Dechen Chöling and suitable for everyone – newcomers as well as experienced meditators - and provides a precious opportunity for retreat, reflection and renewal during the Winter solstice and New Year’s celebration.


Learn and practice mindfulness meditation, a simple technique for training the mind’s attention and presence, and bringing flexibility and poise to daily life situations. By learning how to synchronize body and mind, by making friends with our emotions and ourselves, and contemplating appreciation and contentment in everyday life, we are able to touch our humanity and open our heart as a natural movement. We become more available to the world and open to others. Thus we reconnect to the meaning of our life and can relax with who we truly are.


The daily schedule will include sitting and walking meditation, talks, contemplations and exercises, silent periods and discussion. You'll find enough time for yourself, for reading, and for walks and strolls around the beautiful land of Dechen Chöling. At New Year's we celebrate together.


"A mind that can see its own depth can see the brilliant, elemental magic of the world." Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

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