Attachments as Addiction: Exploring Spiritual Power, with Shugen Sensei

Northeast USA  

May 3, 2014
10:00 amto4:00 pm

addictionBDZen Center of New York City

All our attachments are attempts to find satisfaction by depending on something outside of ourselves. Inherently unstable and unsustainable, such attachments are always accompanied Read More »

Sharing the Dharma Day

Northwest USA  

May 4, 2014
10:00 amto4:00 pm

vjampa-vtsultrim-vdamcho-oct13Newport, WA

One Sunday per month, Sravasti Abbey opens its doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha’s teachings and share in community fellowship. People from all faiths and backgrounds can apply the principles explored on Sharing the Dharma Day to Read More »

The Great Tributaries Retreat: Exploring Compassion, Wisdom, and Emptiness in the Three Buddhist Schools

Southwest USA  

May 9, 2014toMay 12, 2014

Buddha handsUpaya Zen Center

This unique retreat brings together three cherished teachers of the three schools of Buddhism in a radical exploration of compassion, wisdom, and emptiness through direct teachings and practice. Read More »

Full Moon Loving-Kindness Practice and Refuge Ceremony

Northwest USA  

May 14, 2014toDecember 6, 2014

Full Moon 2013 Metta image 180x180Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple

To support loving-kindness (metta) practice around the world, we will meditate together on nights when there is a full moon.

Metta meditation is an antidote to fear and anxiety, and a complement to the cool clarity of wisdom. Read More »

KTD’s 2nd Annual Stupa Pilgrimage, with Lama Kathy Wesley

Northeast USA  

May 15, 2014toMay 18, 2014

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

A stupa (or choten, in Tibetan) is a sacred Buddhist monument containing relics of enlightened masters. It is said to bless on sight, by touch, through recollection, and is a perfect object for offering and making aspirations. Join us for an outer and inner journey of pilgrimage to 12 stupas in upstate New York. Read More »

Being with Dying: Professional training program in contemplative end-of-life care

Southwest USA  

May 16, 2014toMay 23, 2014

prajna mtn sunset resized for BDUpaya Zen Center

This professional training presents a revolution in care of the dying. The program gives clinicians the essential tools for taking care of dying people with skill and compassion while sustaining resilience and dedication as they serve others. It allows health-care providers to develop knowledge and skills in the psychosocial, ethical, Read More »

Play and Freedom: A Retreat in Watercolors, with Jon J Muth

Northeast USA  

May 16, 2014toMay 18, 2014

Zen Mountain Monastery

paint silence. paint luminosity. paint flight. paint melody. paint the apple.

As children, we all start drawing and painting by making marks of some kind to help describe and discover the world. Read More »

Intermediate Kyudo: The Way of the Bow, with Lj and Jack Stewart

Northeast USA  

May 16, 2014toMay 18, 2014

Zen Mountain Monastery

This retreat is designed to further the study of any student who has learned Shichi Do — the seven coordinations — at the Monastery or elsewhere. Read More »

Thoughts of Nonthinking: Dogen’s Teachings on Meditation, with Kanpu Bret W. Davis

Northeast USA  

May 17, 2014
10:00 amto4:00 pm

think-nonthinkingBDZen Center of New York City

Dogen stands out in the Zen tradition for two reasons that one might think contradict each other. On the one hand, more than anyone else in the tradition, he stresses the importance Read More »

Opening retreat at HE Garchen Rinpoche’s new center

Southwest USA  

May 22, 2014toMay 26, 2014

Idaho Springs, CO

Lama Thubten Nima and Drupon Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche will take turns teaching. Translation by Ina Dhargye.

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Summer Set-Up

Nova Scotia  

May 22, 2014toMay 25, 2014

Dorje Denma Ling

Summer Set-Up is unique and fun opportunity to participate in a dharma community for an extended weekend of work in an area of your choice.  This is an important time of the year, when the Dorje Denma Ling community makes sure that we are ready to support the hundreds of people who come to do programs here Read More »

Memorial Day Weekend retreat: How to See Yourself as You Really Are

Northwest USA  

May 23, 2014toMay 26, 2014

Newport, WA

Who do we think we are? According to the Buddha’s teachings, our misconceptions about how we actually exist are the root source of all our suffering. Ven. Thubten Chodron will continue teaching from the book How to See Yourself as You Really Areby His Holiness the Dalai Lama and translated by Jeffrey Read More »

Single Sufficient Virtue: A Mahamudra Transmission, with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

Northeast USA  

May 23, 2014toMay 25, 2014

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Receiving Mahamudra instructions from a master can bless, inform, and energize one’s practice. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche gives the reading transmission and commentary for a rare Mahamudra instruction written by the 1st Kalu Rinpoche, a 20th-century Mahamudra master. Read More »