Skillful Means and Emptiness, with C. W. Huntington, Jr.

Northeast USA  

June 6, 2014toJune 8, 2014

Zen Mountain Monastery

One of the central paradoxes of Mahāyāna Buddhism is captured in a verse by the famous Indian philosopher Nāgārjuna:
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Young Adults Explore Buddhism with Ven.Thubten Chodron

Northwest USA  Thubten Chodron  Tibetan Buddhism  

June 6, 2014toJune 13, 2014

jul13explore5Newport, WA

Curious about Buddhism or meditation? Looking for a way to express your spiritual values and hopes for a better world? Sravasti Abbey invites young adults aged 18 to 29 to explore the Buddha’s teachings within American culture. No meditation experience is necessary – just an open and curious mind/heart.

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Sharing the Dharma Day

Northwest USA  

June 8, 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 »

Week-long summer retreats at Nyingma Institute

Northern California  

June 9, 2014toAugust 16, 2014

Sideview of entry with prayer flagsBerkeley, CA

With an emphasis on joyful engagement in life, the Nyingma Institute in Berkeley, California has been bringing the riches of the Tibetan tradition to the Western world since 1972. Read More »

Nyingma Institute summer courses

Northern California  

June 9, 2014toAugust 15, 2014

Nyingma Institute Entrance with Prayer FlagsBerkeley, California

With an emphasis on joyful engagement in life, the Nyingma Institute has been bringing the riches of the Tibetan tradition to the Western world since 1972. Read More »

Breathing Through the Whole Body, with Will Johnson

Northeast USA  

June 13, 2014toJune 22, 2014

Will Johnson Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

Part of Natural Dharma Fellowship’s Body Series, this embodied Mahamudra retreat incorporates meditation, movement, and bodywork to unleash the potential for freedom in the body-mind continuum. In this 8-day retreat, participants will be guided in an exploration of the
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Face to Face: Art Practice Portraits, with Hojin Osho

Northeast USA  

June 13, 2014toJune 15, 2014

Zen Mountain Monastery

What is a face? When we look in the mirror, what do we see? Human faces fill our lives: we recognize each other by our faces and express our every emotion through them, but Read More »

Tibetan Language Summer Intensive at the Samdrup School in Boudhanath, Nepal


June 15, 2014toAugust 15, 2015

This year, we will offer a Tibetan Language Summer Intensive for both beginners and intermediate students, from June 15 to August 15. We are also planning a Tibetan Language Winter Intensive starting in January 2015. Read More »

The Ease and Joy of Mornings

Southwest USA  

June 15, 2014

sunrise 2 - Copy Upaya Zen Center

Upaya is pleased to offer (by donation only) a half-day of meditation practice.  For those new to meditation, this is a perfect introduction, and the experienced will have the Read More »

Wisdom and the “Don’t Know” Mind in Buddhism, with Guy Newland

Northwest USA  

June 19, 2014toJune 22, 2014

guylookingupNewport, WA

Philosopher, scholar, and Buddhist practitioner Guy Newland returns to the Abbey to share teachings and reflections on the concept of “not knowing” in Buddhism. Guy writes, “In Zen, they talk about ‘just don’t know’ mind, and there may be similar ideas in other Buddhist traditions. Read More »

Don’t Look Away: Reclaiming Our Natural Awareness in a Culture of Distraction, with Shugen Sensei

Northeast USA  

June 28, 2014
10:00 amto4:00 pm

distractionBDZen Center of New York City

“Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for our miseries. And yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.” — Blaise Pascal
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Contemplative practice in Thailand: Summer 2014

July 2, 2014toJuly 22, 2014

Summer study abroad — three weeks of travel and contemplative practice in Thailand through the University of Mary Washington. The program takes place in July. Application deadline is January 31. For more information, visit

Summer Practice Period: Time and Space

Southwest USA  

July 2, 2014toJuly 23, 2014

Rainbow (81x108)Upaya Zen Center

This practice period, led by Roshi Zoketsu Norman Fischer and  Sensei Kazuaki Tanahashi,  includes four periods of zazen a day, morning samu, afternoon seminars, study and training, interviews with teachers, daylong intensive practices (zazenkais), and one sesshin. Read More »