Catching Yourself Before Things Catch You

Southeast USA  

September 12, 2014toSeptember 13, 2014

Lama Surya DasWilmington, NC

Friday,  7-9 PM: Evening presentation
Saturday,  10 AM – 5 PM: One-day practice retreat

Natural Meditation and the Practice of Presencing: A weekend event with Lama Surya Das  — Integrating Spirituality into Everyday Life  Read More »

Weekend at a Buddhist Monastery, with Lama Zopa Tharchin and KTD Staff

Northeast USA  

September 12, 2014toSeptember 14, 2014

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Aimed at people who want to learn more about the basics of Tibetan Buddhism, this program includes introductory classes, meditation instruction and practice, and one-on-one time with Lama Zopa Tharchin, a monk and spiritual advisor. Read More »

The Way of the Peacemaker: Socially Engaged Mysticism

Northeast USA  

September 12, 2014toSeptember 14, 2014

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Join Zen Peacemaker minister Anthony Stultz, EdD, for a very special retreat on practicing the Path of the Peacemaker. In this retreat, Sensei Tony will share his experiences of living out the Three Tenets of a Zen Peacemaker in socially engaged challenges (prison, politics, environment, interfaith, LGBT issues) and instruct on Read More »

Meditation Posture Clinic at The Interdependence Project: Attend in person or online

Northeast USA  Online  

September 14, 2014
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

New York City
Remote students are welcome too — Dan will be offering this live via Google Hangout.  Please email him for details.
Often, meditators struggle to hold their sitting posture rigidly from the start of practice until the concluding bell. Fixating on an idealized position tends to increase pain and distraction. Many times, fear of losing the correct seat reinforces the feeling that they are practicing the the wrong way. Read More »

Nalanda Institute’s Certificate Program in Contemplative Psychotherapy

Northeast USA  Online  

September 18, 2014toMay 15, 2015

New York City / Also available for online study

This unprecedented year-long program trains health professionals in compassion-based psychotherapy and features some of the world’s foremost scholars, researchers, and clinicians in the emerging fields of contemplative Read More »

Bon Shen Ling: Chod Practice Retreat

Northeast USA  

September 19, 2014toSeptember 21, 2014

Chongtul RinpocheGarrison Institute, Garrison, NY

Chongtul Rinpoche will share the precious knowledge of the ancient Tibetan Chod practice during a very special three-day retreat located in a beautiful and peaceful setting Read More »

Annual One-Week Retreat: Chenrezig and Parting from the Four Attachments

Northwest USA  

September 19, 2014toSeptember 26, 2014

Newport, WA

Venerable Thubten Chodron will lead this Sravasti Abbey retreat on Chenrezig, Buddha of Compassion, emphasizing how to bring the compassion practices to your daily life. She will also continue teaching on the clear and directive text Parting from the Four Attachments, on essential practices needed to lay the Read More »

Working With Negative Emotions: Body, Speech and Mind, with Traleg Khandro

Northeast USA  

September 19, 2014toSeptember 21, 2014

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

What are the causes and conditions that give rise to negativity? Understanding habitual tendencies that fuel negative emotions provides the opportunity to replace them with healthier habits that produce more positive outcomes. Traleg Khandro will introduce traditional techniques, including Read More »

Family Day at KTD, with Traleg Khandro

Northeast USA  

September 21, 2014
9:00 amto4:00 pm

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Bodhi Kids uses the arts, storytelling and environmental awareness activities to convey the Buddha’s teachings. Traleg Khandro is the featured teacher on this day of learning about meditation and other activities suitable for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Read More »

Holding On and Letting Go retreat, with Arinna Weisman

Northwest USA  

September 23, 2014toSeptember 28, 2014

Vipassana Teacher Arinna WeismanGreat Vow Zen Monastery

It is only when we come into relationship with our experience, in an intimate connection, that we are able to see clearly what supports our lives, the lives of others, and all of nature. When we notice the energy of holding on and the contraction it brings, we also begin to be able to let go. In letting go, the heart Read More »

Zazenkai Weekend

Southwest USA  

September 26, 2014toSeptember 28, 2014

Buddha hands (150x121)Upaya Zen Center

This silent meditation retreat, led by Sensei Do-On Robert Thomas and  Shinzan Palma, provides the experience of deep periods of uninterrupted meditation. It includes sitting and walking Read More »

The Union of Shamatha and Vipassana, with Lama Dudjom Dorjee

Northeast USA  

September 26, 2014toSeptember 28, 2014

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Shamatha is calm-abiding meditation, while vipassana is analytical meditation in a step-by-step approach. Combining the two helps us to avoid obstacles to meditation such as hopes, fears, and low self-esteem. In this retreat, we try to gain some experience of the union of luminosity and emptiness. Read More »

Sesshin: Living and Practicing in Vow – Special Reduced Price!

Southwest USA  

September 30, 2014toOctober 5, 2014

Zazen in Upayas Circle of the Way Temple (112x150)Upaya Zen Center

Sesshîn literary means “gathering the heart/mind.” This sesshin, led by Sensei Do-On Robert Thomas and  Shinzan Palma, is an intensive zen meditation retreat that allows us to really drop down and engage in our practice. We will observe Noble Silence together. We will do sitting (zazen) and walking (kinhin) meditation, liturgy, oryoki Read More »