Meditation practice is an 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 affects the realization of our limitless potential, and the resultant benefit to beings.
Non-residential retreats are held at KSC throughout the year, and are led by either our resident Lamas, or a guest teacher. These are 1-2 day teaching immersives, held on a weekend in our sanctuary. Typically, there is a two hour morning session, a mid-day break, and then a two hour afternoon session. Topics vary, and are announced in advance of the retreat.
Maintaining Open-hearted Confidence in Turbulent Times
When every day brings change right here in the midst of our lives, where is steady ground to be found?
How can we create a genuine and confident sense of our openness and courage? And once this outlook is a part of our character, how can we maintain --and return to it again and again?
This weekend will include foundational Buddhist teachings, augmented by meditations and guided visualizations, to build and enhance each individual’s inner resources of authentic strength, gentleness, and mindful awareness.
Sat. & Sun., January 20 – 21 10 am – noon and 1:30 3:30 pm
Suggested donation: $120 for the weekend, plus dana.