Our 2010 Retreats
A Mindfulness Meditation Retreat Taught with Bhante Buddharakkhita June 24-27, 2010
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness will be introduced as a way to observe our body, feelings, mind states, and Dhamma objects. Bhante will explain the purpose, components and benefits of practicing mindfulness from moment to moment, in our daily life.
Consciousness of the Chakras: a Kundalini Yoga Retreat Taught with Bill Savage. July 23-25, 2010
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is a yoga of awareness and energy. A Kundalini Yoga session comprises mantra (chanting and music), pranayama (breathing), mudra (hand gestures), bandha (body locks), asana (body postures and exercises), savasana (relaxation) and samadhi (meditation). A session typically flows through a sequence of tuning in, warming up (breathing and/or exercises), kriya (a series of asana), relaxation, meditation, and closing. During the two-and-a-half days of the retreat, we will build consciousness of the eight chakras, from the first chakra up to the heart chakra and then up and out into the aura.
The Practice of Presence with Mary Grace Orr October 13-17, 2010
Mindfulness meditation is a simple technique offered by the Buddha for awakening the mind and heart. This retreat will be a time of silence, with periods of sitting and walking practice, opportunities to talk about your own practice, and formal presentations. It will be suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.
The Three Lineages of Buddhism: Mahayana, Theravada, and Vajrayana with Bhante Suhita Dharma November 18-21, 2010
Bhante Suhita Dharma will lecture on the three lineages of Buddhism: Mahayana, Theravada, and Vajrayana. He will discuss their similarities and differences. Then he will lead guided meditations from each lineage