Meditation practice is the essential activity for every Buddhist. When we enter into a retreat of any length, we enter a sanctuary, a physical and mental refuge in which we can disengage from the activities that distract us from our goal of liberation. Retreat provides favorable conditions for our inner practice, which directly effects the realization of our limitless potential, and the resultant benefit to beings.
Personal Practice Retreat, 4:30pm Friday, June 10th through 1pm Friday, June 17th 2016 (seven nights)
This week-long residential retreat allows participants to focus on their particular personal meditation practices in the folds of the Cascade-Siskiyou mountains outside of Ashland, OR. Lama Pema and Lama Yeshe help participants design a personal practice schedule for the week. Private interviews with the lamas during the week help to integrate the meditation experience. There will be focus on individual meditation, periods of silence, daily dharma talks and instruction for group meditations. A special component of this retreat is the development of mindfulness in action, through land stewardship and other work activities. Permission to register is required if this will be your first KSC Personal Practice Retreat.
• Cost: $695 for meals and lodging (double-occupancy), plus dana offering for the teaching. A limited number of single occupancy rooms are available: $940.
• Work exchange ($595) and scholarships (up to $347) may be available. Work exchange and scholarship application on this website. Submit with completed registration form and deposit.
• Registration form on this website. Return completed registration form and deposit to KSC, 109 Clear Creek Drive, Suite 102, Ashland, OR 97520. Review the guidelines below BEFORE registering.
• For permission to register and for any questions regarding this retreat, please contact the Retreats Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listed on the National Register of Historical Places as a district, Buckhorn Springs Retreat Center is a lovely, rustic resort located 20 minutes from downtown Ashland. It has been a healing destination for several centuries, and is located on 130 acres adjoining the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. We will stay in the restored historic lodge and cabins, and enjoy family-style vegetarian meals in the lodge dining room.
KSC Center: Saturday, January 30 & Sunday, January 31
Sessions are 10am-noon & 2-4:00 pm each day. Suggested offering of $25 per session. No pre-registration required.
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, March 11, 6:00 pm – Monday, March 14, 1:00 pm
This retreat will emphasize ultimate practices of Tonglen, utilizing commentaries by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Taking and sending practice will also be done in ways that strengthen both formal and situational applications. This is a weekend emphasizing the taming and training of one’s mind. It is recommended for those who have attended either a Tonglen Retreat or a Seven Points class, or who are committed to reading a recommended text prior to the Tonglen II Retreat. List of Recommended Texts for Tonglen II
Friday, April 22, 4 pm – Sun. April 24, 4 pm
Tuition: $145 (meals not included), plus dana offering for the teachings. Scholarships may be available.
This retreat will emphasize ultimate practices of Tonglen, utilizing commentaries by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Taking and sending practice will also be done in ways that strengthen both formal and situational applications. This is a weekend emphasizing the taming and training of one’s mind. It is recommended for those who have attended either a Tonglen Retreat or a Seven Points class, or who are committed to reading a recommended text prior to the Tonglen II Retreat.
The Wayfarer Resort has 13 private, fully-equipped cabins perched on the banks of the emerald green McKenzie River and glacier-fed Marten Creek. Open-beamed ceilings, spacious decks and fireplaces create a special sense of solitude and comfort amidst the Cascade Mountains and surrounding forest land.
Partial scholarships may be available, depending on the size of the Scholarship Fund. Both KSC dues-paying members and nonmembers may apply, with preference given to members. Scholarships are limited to one retreat per calendar year for each applicant. A scholarship application is included in the retreat registration.
For KSC retreats at Buckhorn Springs Retreat Center, work exchanges may be available to reduce the meals and lodging fee for the retreat. Any retreatant may apply through KSC. A work exchange application is included in the retreat registration materials.
To register or request more information, please call 541.552.1769.