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You Might Be a Warrior

You Might Be a Warrior – HIGHLIGHT

The Experience of a Winter Weekthun by Amy Spurway, Halifax, NS I really wasn’t sure how this would all work. Nobody was. This was a first-of-its-kind pilot program, after all. Typically, weekthuns are seven days of intense practice at a residential center where participants can fully immerse themselves ... continue
Posted January 18, 2014 by
Mind, Unfurling

Mind, Unfurling – HIGHLIGHT

Sitting a Weekthun by Leslie Gossett, Oakland, CA I’ve started writing this three different times already. Each time, I write “The first thing that struck me was…” and what comes next keeps changing. So I don’t actually remember the order in which things struck me. But when I ... continue
Posted January 12, 2014 by
The Birch Tree as Basic Goodness

The Birch Tree as Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

A Reflection by Glenn Kleiman, Milwaukee, WI I’ve always loved birch trees. The stunning white bark. The delicate leaves. The graceful branches. Once, while driving through New Hampshire, my wife and I saw a forest full of white birch. Such unforgettable beauty. Here in Milwaukee, whenever we drove past homes with ... continue
Posted July 21, 2013 by
Meeting Your Mind Head On

Meeting Your Mind Head On – HIGHLIGHT

by Kathy Kaiser, Boulder, CO I’ve come to realize that the act of driving is where I crash into all my attempts to be compassionate and full of equanimity toward my fellow humans. It’s where I drive head on into society’s speediness and aggression, its indifference to ... continue
Posted July 13, 2013 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
The Shape of Awake

The Shape of Awake – HIGHLIGHT

Learning to Recognize the Bodily Cocoon, and Letting Go of It by Adam Sinclair photos by Chris Luginbuhl Each year, Hope Martin leads a week long retreat at the Shambhala Center in Atlanta. It’s a weekthun in the traditional sense of seven days of intensive meditation practice, silent meals, and ... continue
Posted May 24, 2013 by
Weekthun 2012 Pictures

Weekthun 2012 Pictures

Words are just symbols… continue
Posted September 6, 2012 by Michael Foster
Finding Balance: On the Cushion and Off

Finding Balance: On the Cushion and Off – HIGHLIGHT

An Interview with Hope Martin by Debra Hiers Hope Martin will be leading a weekthun in Atlanta April 22-28, 2012 teaching the principles discussed in the interview below to intensive meditation practice. I take my seat on the cushion, settle into my sit bones. Hands resting ... continue
Posted April 18, 2012 by
Befriending Our Habits and Ourselves

Befriending Our Habits and Ourselves – HIGHLIGHT

By Lisa Montanarelli The week before Shambhala Day, the Atlanta Center offered “The Shape of Awake,” a weekthun with Hope Martin. Based in New York City, Hope has taught the Alexander technique for 25 years. She brilliantly combines this technique with meditation instruction to help meditators let ... continue
Posted July 9, 2011 by Lisa_Montanarelli
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
The Smell of Pinon Woodsmoke

The Smell of Pinon Woodsmoke – HIGHLIGHT

First Annual Weekthun at Albuquerque Shambhala Center By Sandra Cowan I could smell the pinon woodsmoke each morning as I walked from the parking area to the adobe home that houses the Albuquerque Shambhala Center. What better way to start the New Year? I was delighted ... continue
Posted March 10, 2010 by
Synchronizing Body, Heart & Mind

Synchronizing Body, Heart & Mind – HIGHLIGHT

By Aaron Manier During the final days of the don season, a determined group of warriors assembled at the Atlanta Shambhala Center to participate in a week of intensive exploration of the body, heart, and mind. This weekthun experience was led by Hope Martin, a skilled teacher ... continue
Posted February 22, 2010 by
A Weethun at Casa Werma

A Weethun at Casa Werma – HIGHLIGHT

By Brus Westby Jean and I have just returned to our home in Bucerias in Nayarit, Mexico, from a magical tour of San Miguel de Allende, in the state of Guanajuato, and Patzcuaro, in Michoacan. First we were invited to give talks at the Shambhala Center ... continue
Posted November 20, 2009 by Brus Westby
My Turn in the Barrel: the Weekthun Experience near Houston, Texas

My Turn in the Barrel: the Weekthun Experience near Houston, Texas – HIGHLIGHT

Written for the Dot by Bob Williams In Texas we say, “It’s your turn in the barrel!” when you’re center stage and under fire. Why? Because when you’re in the barrel, it’s easy for others to take aim and shoot. There’s nowhere to escape. continue
Posted March 16, 2009 by


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