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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
Being alone being together

Being alone being together – HIGHLIGHT

by Joan Whitaker Sitting alone under a tree Wandering off Re-collecting Coming back to Sitting alone under a tree in the mountain Breathing with the brilliant sun warming and the wind blowing and beating and the vast blue sky inspiring and uplifting. Sitting alone Under a tree Wandering off Re-collecting Coming back to Sitting alone Under the trees In the mountains Breathing With you With each of you Thinking Feeling Seeing Hearing Touching Moving Sighing Laughing Crying Clearing Being ... continue
Posted October 22, 2011 by
Runaway Meditation Retreat

Runaway Meditation Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

by Taz Tagore This year, the New York City-based Reciprocity Foundation pioneered a Buddhist retreat program for homeless, foster care and runaway youth. Over 20 youth attended 3-day retreats (at Dharma Drum retreat center) in upstate New York. The youth reveled in the beauty of the pristine ... continue
Posted October 14, 2011 by
Refuge Vows

Refuge Vows – HIGHLIGHT

by Heather Grimes I recently discovered an essay from my Refuge Vow Ceremony while looking through some old writings; the following is an excerpt. This particular vow occurred at the end of a dathun at Shambhala Mountain Center, of which I attended one week, in January 2006. The American ... continue
Posted October 2, 2011 by heather_campbell_grimes
Demystifying the Experience of Retreat

Demystifying the Experience of Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

by Matthew Bryan of Seattle Greetings fellow warriors, I write to you having completed a week of dathun. The retreat took place in December at a secluded camp north of Victoria, BC. The camp is seated on the shores of beautiful Lake Shawnigan and our practice consisted ... continue
Posted September 12, 2011 by matthew_bryan
Tribute to Connie Clause and MilkLake Retreat

Tribute to Connie Clause and MilkLake Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

By David Whitehorn On October 21, 2010, Connie Clause passed away after living gracefully with cancer for four years. She died in her own bed, in her own home, on the land that she and her husband Gregg had nutured for over ten years, the MilkLake Shambhala ... continue
Posted May 13, 2011 by David Whitehorn
A Pinch of Rice

A Pinch of Rice – HIGHLIGHT

By S. Marie Vernon The lodge is cozy and comfortable with a huge fireplace that constantly invites us to “come sit by the fire.” It’s our Winter 2010-2011, Weekthun and Oryoki Retreat in North Alabama. Twenty three of us are here for the event with our teachers, Shastri ... continue
Posted March 23, 2011 by SMarieVernon
Visualizing Sopa Choling

Visualizing Sopa Choling – HIGHLIGHT

This is the fifth and final article in a series on Sopa Choling and the three-year retreat experience. In this photographic essay, Laura Kaufman has selected images that celebrate Sopa Choling and highlight the place, with its changing moods throughout the seasons, and some of the ... continue
Posted February 1, 2011 by
Life, Death & Three-year Retreat

Life, Death & Three-year Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

This is the fourth article in a series on Sopa Choling and the three-year retreat experience. Sharon Keegan shares how personal experiences of impermanence led her into a three-year retreat, and guided her activity in the world when she emerged. Be sure to read the ... continue
Posted January 30, 2011 by
Following a Path of Practice

Following a Path of Practice – HIGHLIGHT

This is the second article in a series on Sopa Choling and the three-year retreat experience. As Lelia Calder discovered, on the path of practice a three-year retreat may be the next step, however surprising or daunting it may seem. She shares how she arrived at the ... continue
Posted January 26, 2011 by

Diving Deep – HIGHLIGHT

From the column Dharma Snacks by Cynthia Kneen I grew up in the Midwestern United States, from sturdy Canadian stock. Somehow my parents thought that Californians were a little silly, and to me that meant that an activity like whale watching was probably silly, too. Then I ... continue
Posted January 21, 2010 by
Sopa Choling Retreat Center at Gampo Abbey

Sopa Choling Retreat Center at Gampo Abbey

Sopa Choling offers the Seventh Three-year Retreat Cycle in the Wisdom Tradition of the Karma Kagyu Lineage “…vajrayana practice is about recognizing, understanding, and having confidence in wisdom. We are cultivating confidence that wisdom already exists in our mind and body.” The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, “Adhishthana” [caption ... continue
Posted March 5, 2009 by
Introducing Dorje Khyung Dzong Retreat Center

Introducing Dorje Khyung Dzong Retreat Center

Dorje Khyung Dzong [Vajra Garuda Fortress] was named for the upper retreat place at Surmang Düdtsi-til, one of the main Surmang monasteries that are the seat of the Trungpa tulku lineage in eastern Tibet. Melissa and Bruce Robinson are the resident directors of Dorje Khyung Dzong ... continue
Posted February 28, 2009 by


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