Walk-a-thon for Sangdo Palri Temple

October 12, 2014

temple-three-quarterThe Sangdo Palri Temple is being constructed for the sake of promoting peace, compassion, and wisdom in the world. For practitioners of all Tibetan Buddhist lineages, and especially for those who practice Dzogchen, the Sangdo Palri Temple Read More »

Naropa University hosts Radical Compassion Symposium, with Joanna Macy, Dan Siegel, Vandana Shiva, Bernie Glassman, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Noah Levine, Melvin McLeod, and more

Southwest USA  

October 16, 2014toOctober 19, 2014

Boulder, Colorado

Join Joanna Macy, Dan Siegel, Vandana Shiva, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Noah Levine, Shambhala Sun Editor-in-Chief Melvin McLeod, and other international activists, contemplatives, and scientists for this gathering focused on one of the most dynamic and critical topics of our time: compassion Read More »

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Vancouver, BC

October 23, 2014

HHDL_visit_400pxHis Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will present a one-day teaching at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre (formerly the Thunderbird Arena) on the UBC campus.  The teaching is open to all.  Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

The Dalai Lama will present the “Avalokiteshvara Empowerment,” an empowerment teaching on compassion. Avalokiteshvara, the Buddhist deity of compassion, is an incarnation of infinite compassion, mercy, and altruism. This beloved deity Read More »

Social Resilience Model (SRM), Level II

Southwest USA  

October 24, 2014toOctober 26, 2014

haitiquakevictim_gi1_jpg-sized (150x85)Upaya Zen Center

With Laurie Leitch, PhD, and Loree Sutton, MD

Open only to those who have completed SRM Level 1. Read More »

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: October weekend retreat at The Interdependence Project

Northeast USA  

October 24, 2014toOctober 26, 2014

New York City

The Satipatthana Sutta, the Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness, is a foundational teaching from the Buddha from which all modern practices of mindfulness are derived. The instructions given in this teaching on the practice of mindfulness meditation are presented systematically in a clear and comprehensible way that requires no special knowledge or prior experience. Read More »

Bon Shen Ling: Red Garuda Workshop

Midwest USA  

October 25, 2014toOctober 26, 2014

GarudaHanover, Indiana

The empowering and transformational practice of the Red Garuda enables the practitioner to effectively dissolve the fears and energy blockages that nourish the demons of life-threatening Read More »

Fall Practice Period: Cultivating the Boundless Field

Southwest USA  

October 31, 2014toNovember 9, 2014

sun wheat (150x93)Upaya Zen Center

Shinzan Palma and Joshin Brian Byrnes lead this special time for deep practice in community. Read More »

Zazenkai Weekend

Southwest USA  

October 31, 2014toNovember 2, 2014

Buddha handsUpaya Zen Center

Led by Shinzan Palma and Joshin Brian Byrnes, this meditation retreat provides the experience of deep periods of uninterrupted meditation. There will be sitting and walking meditation throughout the day, one hour of work practice, three informal meals, and a dharma talk by the teacher. Read More »

A Footprint of the Buddha: Samatha/concentration retreat

Southwest USA  

November 1, 2014toNovember 18, 2014

Marcia editedNikki_headshotSan Geronimo Lodge, Taos, New Mexico
With Marcia Rose and Nikki Mirghafori

The Mountain Hermitage is taking applications from experienced practitioners for this two-week samatha/concentration retreat. Read More »

Sharing the Dharma Day

Northwest USA  

November 2, 2014
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Venerable Thubten ChodronNewport, 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 »

Sesshin: Silent Illumination

Southwest USA  

November 4, 2014toNovember 9, 2014

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

Silent Illumination Sesshin, led by Sinzan Palma and Joshin Brian Byrnes,  gives participants the opportunity to practice long and frequent periods of silent meditation. We round out our exploration of silent illumination with the writings of Hongzhui, the Chinese master of “Cultivating the Empty Field,” and inspiration of Japanese Read More »

Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium 2014

Northeast USA  

November 6, 2014toNovember 9, 2014

Garrison, NY

Communication & Interpersonal Relationship within Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Meditation and mindfulness techniques are now the new best practices for palliative and end-of-life care practitioners to help their patients alleviate pain and suffering. Visionary medical leaders including Dr. Diane Meier, Dr. Ira Byock, and Dr. Rita Charon will join Buddhist teachers Robert Chodo Campbell and Koshin Paley Ellison Read More »

True Secret: Sit, Walk, Write

Southwest USA  

November 12, 2014toNovember 16, 2014

Mountain field (113x150)Upaya Zen Center

Natalie Goldberg and Wendy Johnson lead this retreat, which offers the opportunity to develop the active mind of writing with the contemplative atmosphere of silence, sitting, and walking. It is designed to place you solidly in your own experience, to develop a strong writing spine at the same time as to open a fresh Read More »