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 »

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 »

Autumn Ayurveda Retreat

Northern California  

October 3, 2014toOctober 5, 2014

Ratna Ling Retreat Center

Ratna Ling has partnered with the famous Ayurvedic genius Doctor Helen Thomas to create an educational and participatory weekend retreat to help you learn to stay nourished, balanced, and healthy this autumn. You will discover your Read More »

Sharing the Dharma Day

Northwest USA  

October 5, 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 »

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 »