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

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 »

Green Tara Retreat For Spanish Speakers, with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

Northeast USA  

June 19, 2014toJune 29, 2014

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

KTD hosts its second Spanish-speaking retreat, with pilgrims coming from South America, Central America, Spain, and Puerto Rico.  For information, registration, and pricing, contact Alberto Fournier.
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His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa’s Birthday Celebration

Northeast USA  

June 28, 2014
10:00 amto2:00 pm

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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

At 10 AM on Sunday, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche leads KTD’s traditional White Tara puja in celebration of H.H. the 17th Karmapa’s 29th birthday. At noon we celebrate his birthday with a meal, cake, and Sangha offerings. No charge. Donations welcome. This is a great time to visit KTD! 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 http://thaistudy.org.

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 »

Zazenkai Weekend

Southwest USA  

July 4, 2014toJuly 6, 2014

Norman Fischer 2 (79x108)Upaya Zen Center

Led by Roshi Zoketsu Norman Fischer, 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. A private interview with the teacher will be available. Read More »

Self/Not-Self and the Creative Process Retreat

Southwest USA  

July 11, 2014 12:00 amtoJuly 25, 2014 12:00 am

Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
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Zazenkai Weekend

Southwest USA  

July 11, 2014toJuly 13, 2014

Norman Fischer 2 (79x108)Upaya Zen Center

Led by Roshi Zoketsu Norman Fischer, 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. A private interview with the teacher will be available.  Read More »