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The Three S's

The Three S’s – HIGHLIGHT

An opportunity to explore these three: Stillness, Silence, and Spaciousness by Brooke Binstock  When the three of us (Kelly Lindsey, Marissa Knox and I) got together to talk about what to center our August retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center around, we easily settled on the theme of Stillness, Silence, ... continue
Posted August 15, 2018 by CGH
On Retreat

On Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

 Reflections on the pleasures and value of retreat practice by Susan Firer Winter is such a beautiful time of year, especially in the country where the snow can stay white much longer than it can in the city. Winter is also a good time to slow down and ... continue
Posted March 30, 2018 by CGH
A Place Where People Can Be Liked

A Place Where People Can Be Liked – HIGHLIGHT

In preparation for Harvest of Peace later this month, a Windhorse retreat leads to personal reflection on the meaning of Shambhala by Caroline Moore I have been attending Shambhala on and off for about six years, having completed Way of Shambhala and currently working through the Sacred Path series. At this ... continue
Posted September 7, 2016 by CGH
The Provocation of Retreat

The Provocation of Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Radical Compassion Interview with Jerry Colonna, Chair of the Board at Naropa University conducted by Cameron Wenaus of retreat.guru and Sarah Lipton, Editor-in-Chief of the Shambhala Times transcribed and edited by J.R. Gilness, Shambhala Times Volunteer Shame is uncomfortable. It’s a feeling loaded with slippery meaning and embarrassing ... continue
Posted May 18, 2015 by
The Wolves of Mind

The Wolves of Mind – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on Retreat COLUMN: Radical Compassion Shambhala Times Exclusive Interview with Noah Levine conducted by Cameron Wenaus of retreat.guru and Sarah Lipton, Editor-in-Chief of the Shambhala Times transcribed and written by Emma Sartwell, Shambhala Times Volunteer written by Jayne Sutton, Shambhala Times Volunteer One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson ... continue
Posted April 29, 2015 by
Why Go on Retreat?

Why Go on Retreat? – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Radical Compassion Shambhala Times Exclusive Interview with Lama Tsultrim Allione conducted by Cameron Wenaus of retreat.guru and Sarah Lipton, Editor-in-Chief of the Shambhala Times transcribed by Emma Sartwell, Shambhala Times Volunteer written by Christopher Schuman, Shambhala Times Intern Going on a retreat is often a large part of our ... continue
Posted April 20, 2015 by
Life is Ceremony

Life is Ceremony – HIGHLIGHT

(c) Sean Raggett DCL 2014Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche visits Dechen Choling Retreat Center, southern France report by Shastri Catherine Eveillard and Luz Rodriguez photos by Sean Raggett “It’s amazing how a simple act of kindness or courage can transform a whole situation. Take the energy you have gathered here and ... continue
Posted August 29, 2014 by luz_rodriguez
One-Stop Retreat Planning

One-Stop Retreat Planning – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing: Retreat.Guru interview with Cameron and Deryk Wenaus by Jayne Sutton, Shambhala Times Reporter It started when Cameron Wenaus wanted to go on a yoga retreat in Thailand: “I realized that I just didn’t know how to find the information I needed to identify a good teacher, retreat, or ... continue
Posted August 15, 2014 by
Mind and Butter Tarts

Mind and Butter Tarts – HIGHLIGHT

Morning sun at Juniper HillBack to Basic Goodness: My First Weekthun by Jacqueline Larson, Toronto Group retreats are often described as “potent” ways to deepen one’s meditation practice. I finally experienced that potency for the first time in a weekthun at Juniper Hill. Patricia Hayward directed the retreat ... continue
Posted July 10, 2013 by jacqueline_larson
Walking With the Senses, and Other Ideas

Walking With the Senses, and Other Ideas – HIGHLIGHT

by Kipp Efinger, Washington DC Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has said that true confidence is synchronization of mind and body. This rings true for me, based on experience. I recently came away from a dathun (4 week meditation and mindfulness retreat), and when people ask me how the ... continue
Posted October 10, 2012 by
Solitary Retreat and the Running Mind, part 2

Solitary Retreat and the Running Mind, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

miksangpart 2 of Running with the Mind of Meditation on Solitary Retreat by Fay Octavia Elliott Where we left off: I heard Pema Chodron say once that the middle is always the hardest part of a retreat regardless of its length. I crossed the middle line this evening ... continue
Posted July 21, 2012 by
Running with the Mind of Meditation on Solitary Retreat

Running with the Mind of Meditation on Solitary Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

miksangby Fay Octavia Elliott All joy in this world comes from wanting others to be happy, and all suffering in this world comes from wanting only oneself to be happy. ~ Shantideva The companion book I brought along on my first ever solitary retreat was Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s new book Running with ... continue
Posted July 15, 2012 by
Making the Most of Retreat...

Making the Most of Retreat… – HIGHLIGHT

…and Bringing It to Life by Irini Rockwell Director & Principal Coach/Trainer at Five Wisdoms Institute Taking a retreat, however long, is a precious opportunity to look deeper within ourselves by connecting with life transformative practices. So how do we bring the awareness and intelligence of the retreat back into ... continue
Posted May 23, 2012 by
A Mahamudra Weekend of Joy

A Mahamudra Weekend of Joy – HIGHLIGHT

Recently, in Santa Rosa, California, a group of practitioners gathered to go deeper into the profound teachings and practice of mahamudra. This article by Peter Dobbin of the San Francisco Shambhala Center sheds a little light for us on what that experience was like. For three days ... continue
Posted January 25, 2012 by
Staying Healthy on Retreat

Staying Healthy on Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

A natural approach to wellness while on retreat by Silas Rosenblatt, R Ac Anyone who has spent any time at a group retreat or meditation program is likely to be familiar with one of the many obstacles that arise in practice – getting sick. Back pain, boredom and ... continue
Posted January 18, 2012 by


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