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 »

A Culture of Awakening, with Stephen Batchelor

Southwest USA  

May 28, 2014toJune 1, 2014

StephenBatchelorUpaya Zen Center

Throughout its history, Buddhism has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to reinvent itself in response to new historical and cultural conditions. This workshop explores how the interaction of traditional Buddhist ideas and practices with the worldviews and values of modernity may be giving rise Read More »

Freedom in Motion: Yoga as Embodied Prayer

Northeast USA  

May 29, 2014toJune 1, 2014

Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

What are the qualities and training methods that can fortify our mind and channel our energy to encounter life’s challenges? In this weekend retreat we will learn the opening moves of Read More »

Kagyu Ngondro Retreat, with Lama Karma Drodhul

Northeast USA  

May 30, 2014toJune 1, 2014

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Ngondro is the special preliminary practice for Mahamudra meditation, requiring commitment and support. This retreat includes instructions for beginners and all levels, and leaves plenty of time for teachings, practice, and questions.
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The Art of Making a True Move: A weekend with Arawana Hayashi

Northeast USA  

May 30, 2014toMay 31, 2014

The Interdependence Project
New York City

Committing to making a difference means embarking on a life-long journey of personal and social transformation. From intention to impactful, sustainable action, there are many steps to be taken and many aspects to be considered: Read More »

Sacred Objects: A Field Trip, with Shugen Sensei and Ikumi Kamanishi

Northeast USA  

May 31, 2014
10:00 amto4:00 pm

met field tripBDZen Center of New York City

Students of Buddhism are familiar with Buddhist altars and their various images of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, real and symbolic figures of awakened wisdom and compassion. Read More »