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.
KSC residential retreats are held four times per year — three at Buckhorn Springs (typically in mid-fall, late winter, and late spring), and once per year (typically mid-spring) at Wayfarer Resort. Teaching topics vary, and are announced before registration is opened. Three-day retreats begin on Friday evenings and end after lunch on Monday afternoons. In addition, a seven-day Personal Practice retreat is held once each year in mid-June. This is an opportunity to deepen personal practice with individual guidance by the resident Lamas. All retreats include periods of silence, periods of personal practice and meditation, group meditation and teachings by the resident Lamas.
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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 2019 – Sun. April 21 2019 Tuition: $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
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. Each cabin includes a kitchen, as meals are not provided. Retreatants are asked to bring one potluck dish, and plan to share one meal with fellow attendees. To learn more about Wayfarer Resort please visit their website >>>
Personal Practice Retreat: Buckhorn Springs, Ashland
6:00 p.m., Friday, June 7 – 1:00 pm, Friday, June 14
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 will be available mid-April via KSC c/o firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-552-1769.
Registration deadline is 1 pm Wednesday, May 29.
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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. Retreatants stay in the restored historic lodge and cabins, and enjoy family-style vegetarian meals in the lodge dining room. Meals are included in the retreat fee. For more information about Buckhorn Springs, please visit their website >>>