Personal Practice Retreat: Buckhorn Springs, Ashland
6:00 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2019 – 1:00 pm, Friday, June 14, 2019
This week focuses on individual meditation, with Lama Pema and Lama Yeshe aiding participants to design a personal practice schedule for the week. Private interviews with the lamas help to integrate the meditation experience. There will be periods of silence, daily dharma talks, and instruction for group meditation. A special component of this retreat is the development of mindfulness in action, through land stewardship and other work activities. Lamas’ permission required.
Tuition: $759 for meals and lodging ($1004 for limited single occupancy), plus dana offering for the teaching. Work exchange ($661) and scholarships may be available. Registration is open via KSC c/o firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-552-1769.
Registration deadline is 1 pm Wednesday, May 29.
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Tranquility and Mindfulness Retreat with Lama Pema and Lama Yeshe
“Recognition of what is occurring is the key to liberation.” ~ Lama Lodru Rinpoche, Bardo Teachings.
Mindfulness is the ability to be present and aware of what is occurring inside ourselves and all around us. During this weekend retreat, we explore the four objects of mindfulness (body, feelings, mind and phenomena), and utilize Calm Abiding Meditation as a way to focus and deepen our awareness. In addition, periods of silence will offer the opportunity to carry this awareness into every moment and activity.
Wayfarer Resort: Fri. April 19 – Sun. April 21 2019Tuition: $175
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Mail completed registration form, scholarship form and full payment to Pat Ryan, 4100 Hampshire LN, Eugene OR 97404
Registration and payment in full deadline is Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Science and Meditation: Perspectives from Neuroscience, Social Psychology, and Buddhist Studies
Saturday, April 13, 9:00 – Noon
SOU Professor and KSC Sangha member, Dr. Paul Condon, will make this presentation
Buddhism and science have increasingly influenced each other over the past three decades. Scientists, for example, promote meditation programs to address various social problems, including mental health, burnout in health care, social-emotional learning, and efforts for social justice. Meanwhile, Buddhist meditation practices in the west are often adapted into scientific frameworks, yielding a unique form of Buddhism called Buddhist Modernism. In this session, we will examine groundbreaking research on the effects of meditation from the fields of neuroscience and social psychology. We will also discuss critiques and methodological challenges to scientific research of meditation, and discuss the juxtaposition of scientific research with Buddhist practice.
Suggested donation $25. Open to all, no registration is required.
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Joyful Effort Practice Group
Introduction to Ngöndro │Thursday, April 11
Join us for Calm Abiding at 6 pm. At 6:40, the Lamas will describe the Ngöndro (foundations) practices done in the Joyful Effort Practice Group*, which opens to new members in April.
Joyful Effort Practice Group* (6-month commitment) meets monthly to support Ngöndro (Foundations) meditation practice. This ongoing group will accept new and renewing members at the April 28 meeting. Tuition: $100
Please contact email@example.com for further questions. Scholarships available. Registration is required.
Panel Discussion: What is the Future of Buddhism in the West?
Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Lama Sarah Harding, joined by Lama Pema, Lama Yeshe and Lama Liza Baer, will share their views of Tibetan Buddhism as it has adjusted to the West during the past fifty years. The four women are graduates of the traditional Tibetan Buddhist retreat for westerners, from as early as the 1980 to 2018. Their varying experiences will doubtless lead to a lively discussion of possible future changes. The discussion will be interactive with the audience.
No preregistration and all are welcome. Suggested donation: $25