Meditation practice is the essential activity for every Buddhist. Without practice, enlightenment won’t happen. When we enter into a retreat of any length, we enter a sanctuary; we step inside a physical and mental refuge in which we disengage from the activities that distract us from our liberating goal. When we take time for retreat, we are deliberately maximizing the favorable conditions for our inner practice, and it is our inner practice that directly effects the realization of our limitless potential.
Calm Abiding and Extraordinary Calm Abiding Retreat
~ Buckhorn Springs
Calm Abiding Meditation provides training to quiet our inner agitation and allows us to experience a state of tranquility. Techniques in this retreat include the Extraordinary Calm Abiding of His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche. This special practice transforms and dissolves the elements of our fabricated world into emptiness. It trains us to let go of our habitual hold on ordinary reality and can be a way to prepare for the eventual dissolution of our body.
Friday, February 15 – Monday, February 18
Tuition: $285 for meals and lodging, plus dana offering for the teaching.
Work exchange and scholarships may be available.
Registration: KSC c/o firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-552-1769.
Maintaining Open-Hearted Confidence in Difficult Times
~ Wayfarer Resort near Eugene
Simple meditative practice and contemplation can lead to a mature sense of equanimity and genuine openness in the changeable circumstances of our daily lives.
This weekend retreat will include periods of meditation, guided visualization, and foundational teachings to enhance each individual's inner resources of authentic strength, gentleness, and mindful awareness.
Friday, June 14 – Friday, June 21
Tuition: $135 (meals not included), plus dana offering for the teachings. Scholarships may be available.