The 2017 Tibetan Summer Intensive at Maitripa College

June 12 – August 11, 2017  |  Maitripa College, Portland, OR

TIB110: Classical Tibetan Language: Grammar and Translation Methodology (6 credits) Schedule:  June 12 – August 11, 2017 Meets: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Classes meet Monday through Friday for four weeks, one week off, and then for another four weeks; No classes Tuesday, July 4th.  No classes July 10-14 Tuition (6 credits): $2250 + Fees: $34 (One-time registration and technology fee per semester) Scholarship tuition assistance is available based on need (click here) The course will draw from Joe Wilson’s Translating...

Teilhard For Our Times At Holy Isle Scotland With Cynthia Bourgeault

June 21-26, 2017  |  Holy Isle, Scotland

Hosted by Holy Isle, join Cynthia Bourgeault for an exploration of Teilhard de Chardin’s masterpiece, The Human Phenomenon.

Holly Bellebuono leads 2-Week Herbal Training Intensive

June 22 - July 6, 2017  |  The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine

Enroll in Holly’s popular 2-Week program to learn herbal formulary, pharmacology, and the art and science of herbal medicine. This intensive is open to intermediate and advanced health care practitioners and others who wish to deepen their understanding of botanical therapy. Culminates in a Community Herbalist Certificate. $2495 plus housing. Martha’s Vineyard Island, MA.

Christina Feldman: Cultivation – Investigation – Contemplation: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students (7 days)

June 30 - July 7, 2017  |  Insight Meditation Society, Barre, MA

This silent meditation course for experienced practitioners will focus on deepening mindfulness and insight into being with oneself and others. Our guiding map will be the teachings on the Four Applications of Mindfulness (Satipaṭṭhāna), which enable us to tap into the wealth of practical wisdom from early Buddhist contemplative traditions. The teachers will offer gentle and precise training in unifying the mind, guiding us in establishing different modes of awareness and in metta (friendliness). These practices allow for quieting and...

Santa Fe Retreat with Anam Thubten

June 30 - July 2, 2017  |  Santa Fe Women's Club

Santa Fe Dharmata hosts Anam Thubten June 30 – July 2, 2017. The heart of Buddha’s teaching is the awakening of mind and heart. In such a profound inner transformation, our awakened mind sees the wonder, the magic, the beauty, the joy of our human existence and our awakened heart can embrace all circumstances of this life with love and compassion. During the retreat we are invited to look into our karmic and psychological habitual tendencies and to undo them...

Guo Gu Leads 7-Day Intensive Meditation Retreat

June 30 - July 8, 2017  |  Tallahassee Chan Center

Join the author of Passing Through the Gateless Barrier: Koan Practice for Real Life, Guo Gu, for a seven-day silent illumination meditation retreat in Tallahassee, Florida. Guo Gu will lead dharma talks daily on the retreat. Retreatants also get an opportunity to speak one-on-one with Guo Gu in personal interview.

Mingyur Rinpoche in France

June 30 - July 2, 2017  |  Les Salons de l'Aveyron, Rue de l'Aubrac, Paris, France

June 30, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Meditation and the Science of Human Flourishing Les Salons de l’Aveyron, Paris , France In this evening workshop, Mingyur Rinpoche and Antoine Lutz, PhD, will share their perspectives and insights on meditation and the cultivation of well-being. July 2017 DATE/TIME EVENT July 1, 2017 – July 2, 2017 9:30 am – 5:30 pm Meditation and the Joy of Living Les Salons de l’Aveyron, Paris , France This workshop offers a rare opportunity...

Mindfulness Practice with Radhule Weininger

July 2, 2017 | 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.  |  La Casa De Maria

A half-day, Sunday afternoon retreat in Mindfulness Meditation with Radhule Weininger, to create a refuge for calming the mind, opening the heart and finding peace with ourselves and others through gently guided meditations, including Metta (Loving-kindness) meditation. All are welcome, those with a practice and beginners. Mindfulness helps to cultivate dual awareness of both our inner state of mind and heart and the awareness of the world in front of us. This practice helps to increase inner calm and self-knowing,...

The Heart Sutra with Anam Thubten

July 3-6, 2017  |  Tara Mandala

Anam Thubten will teach on the Heart Sutra, the most important Mahayana Sutra, centered around the Prajnaparamita teachings that deal with awakening to emptiness. The wisdom of emptiness is the way of perceiving all life and experience with the unconditioned mind that is not distorted by our opinions and beliefs. Such insight gives us a sense of spaciousness, freedom, and harmony. Anam Thubten will introduce methods of practicing the Heart Sutra, including chanting.

Mingyur Rinpoche in Germany

July 3-9, 2017  |  Dorint Hotel & Sportresort Winterberg/Sauerland, Winterberg , Germany

July 3, 2017 – July 9, 2017 All Day Awareness, Compassion, and Wisdom Dorint Hotel & Sportresort Winterberg/Sauerland, Winterberg , Germany This retreat offers a rare opportunity to practice the Joy of Living teachings under Mingyur Rinpoche’s direct guidance. Rinpoche will share practical advice on using meditation to cultivate awareness, compassion, and wisdom, sharing insights from his own experience and illuminating key points on meditation practice.

3 Day Mindfulness Intensive with Michael Stone

July 3-5, 2017 | 8:30am – 4:30pm  |  Banff Park Lodge Resort & Conference Centre

Most of us live our lives running from task to task, distraction to distraction… Mindful awareness means paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. It is an excellent antidote to the stresses of modern times. It invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with one’s inner mental and somatic experience while reducing reactivity. Scientific evidence suggests that we can change our brains by cultivating habits of mind that will...

Mingyur Rinpoche Online Course: Joy of Living

July 5 - August 15, 2017 (Online)  |  Online

Calming the Mind: Joy of Living 1 – ONLINE

Sufi Retreat: Living in the Truth with Kabir and Camille Helminski

July 6-9, 2017  |  Whistler, BC

A Threshold Retreat is a time to recharge, elevate our vibration, deepen our perspective on life, and be inspired by each other. Join us for Summer (inshallah) in British Columbia: a weekend of friendship, Sufi music, zhikr, and contemplation in the tradition of Rumi. Living in the Truth, implies honesty and sincerity with ourselves, a reliance on our own experience even when guided by the beauties of a tradition. The Mevlevi Path of Sufism is not about adding to our...

The Power of Meditation: Your Life is the Path – A 3 Day Retreat with Susan Piver

July 7-9, 2017  |  Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

The Power of Meditation Your Life is the Path | Kripalu For all levels. Meditation is more than a stress-reduction technique. It is a path of radical self-acceptance that reveals your innate wisdom, compassion, and power. Meditation supports you to be confident in your intuition and instincts, express yourself fully, and give and receive more love. Join Susan Piver to learn shamatha meditation (the practice of tranquility) and the three keys to establishing a consistent home practice. Come explore the...

July Zen Circle with Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Kaz Tanahashi, Joan Halifax

July 7-23, 2017  |  Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM

Roshi Enkyo O’Hara * Sensei Kaz Tanahashi * Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD * Sensei Joshin Byrnes * Sensei Genzan Quennell The Zen Circle Retreat Series gives practitioners the opportunity to enter into a time of retreat, learning, meditation practice, and special programs within the Circle that are led by Zen teachers. Guests participate with Upaya’s residential community and must follow their daily schedule (distributed upon arrival). The July Zen Circle is threaded by Upaya’s Sensei Joshin Byrnes and Sensei Genzan Quennell....

The Heart of Wisdom and Compassion with Pema Chödrön

July 11, 2017  |  Phuntsok Choling

In this special fundraising event, available as a live video stream or in-person, Ani Pema will talk about the heart of Buddhism—wisdom and compassion. All funds from the teaching will be used to support Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche’s vision for a retreat building and Tara Temple in Crestone, Colorado.

First International Chöd-Zhije Conference: The Lineage of Machig Labdrön & Padampa Sangye

July 12-16, 2017  |  Tara Mandala Retreat Center

When Machig Labdrön asked Padampa Sangye how to best serve sentient beings, he answered: “Approach that which you find repulsive, Whoever you think you cannot help, help them, Go to the places that scare you, like cemeteries, Find the Buddha inside yourself.” One thousand years later, the teachings of Machig Labdrön and Padampa Sangye continue to have great relevance. Their lineages of Chöd and Zhije Dug-ngal are practiced widely in the Tibetan tradition and have evolved through both kama (oral)...

Joseph Goldstein Vipassana Retreat

July 14–23, 2017  |  Spirit Rock Meditation Center

July Insight Meditation Retreat Teacher(s): Joseph Goldstein, Kamala Masters, Greg Scharf, Anushka Fernandopulle Date: Friday, July 14, 3:00pm – Sunday, July 23, 11:30am Location: upper Retreat Hall Cost: $2715 – $1235 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) and retreat staff. Code 282R17.

Chicago Yoga Workshop – with Kino MacGregor

July 14-16, 2017  |  Yogaview

Kino MacGregor an international yoga teacher, author of three books, producer of six Ashtanga Yoga DVDs, writer, blogger, world traveler, co-founder of Miami Life Center (, co-fouder of Yoga Challenge ( and OmStars Clothing ( Kino’s dharma is to help people experience the limitless potential of the human spirit through the inner tradition of yoga. She is one of the few people in the world of yoga to embrace both the traditional teaching of India’s historic past and the popular...

John Welwood: The Power of Embodied Presence

July 14-16, 2017  |  Santa Sabina Center in San Rafael, California

The great challenge in our busy world is to stay connected with oneself — with our bodily felt experience, our living wisdom, our sensitivity and our depth. This intensive retreat addresses this challenge through helping you to develop greater presence in body, speech, and mind and to connect with yourself, your awareness, and your felt experience in a fully embodied way. Grounding in the heart and belly, we will practice consciously inhabiting the subtle body — our innate capacity to...

Ringu Tulku at Kamalaishila, Germany

July 14-20, 2017  |  Kamalashila Institut

Germany – Kamalashila – Kagyu Monlam Location: Kamalashila Institut, Kirchstraße 22, 56729 Langenfeld, Germany

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in Korea

July 15–16, 2017  |  Seoul, Korea

Laraine Herring presents On Being Stuck

July 16-21, 2017  |  1440 Multiversity

What if your writer’s block is your greatest teacher? Are you haunted by what you are not writing? Do you feel like you and your writing have abandoned each other? Do you struggle to sculpt the time required to practice your craft? Would you rather have written than write? Our creative blocks hold messages for us, and by paying attention to those blocks and inquiring into their hidden gifts, we can unleash their creative power. This process-oriented workshop with award-winning...

Eva Wong at Karme Choling

July 17-21, 2017  |  Karme Choling

Learn the Taoist techniques of exploring our consciousness through playful awareness, empathic awareness, inner awareness, and situation awareness. Practice the qigong of the Primordial Limitless Gate lineage to enter the energy centers and pathways of the body. Delve into the well of your inner wisdom through personal and group reflection. Wander in the beautiful hills and valley of Karme Choling and immerse yourself in the richness of the ever-changing realities of the spirit world. We invite you to walk in the footsteps of generations of Taoists...

Relax and Renew: Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater

July 17-21, 2017  |  Yoga Tree Castro

We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative Yoga poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely. During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited, and a few of the measurable results of relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure and the improvement of immune function, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, and the reduction of muscle tension and generalized...

Heartwork – Book talk and author signing at Chaucer’s Bookstore

July 19, 2017 | 7 p.m.  |  Chaucer's Books

Radhule Weininger will be presenting her newly released book Heartwork: The Path of Self-Compassion

Dzigar Kongtrul on the Uttaratantra and Guuhyagarbha Tantra

July 21-25, 2017  |  Mindrolling Lotus Garden

HIS EMINENCE DZIGAR KONGTRUL RINPOCHE Sections: 1. Conclusion of Uttaratantra-shastra (open attendance) 2. Guhyagarbha Tantra (restricted attendance)

Ringu Tulku in Huttenried, Germany

July 21-23

Germany – Huttenried Location: Bodhicharya Huttenried, Dharma-tor Centre, Huttenried 2, 86980 Ingried-Huttenried

Thrangu Rinpoche at Naropa University

July 22, 2017 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  |  Naropa University - Nalanda Events Center

Thrangu Rinpoche Teaching the Text: The Concise Mind Instructions Called Naturally Liberating Whatever You Meet -by Khenpo Gangshar Thrangu Rinpoche has taught in over twenty-five countries and established numerous monasteries, nunneries, schools, and Dharma Centers throughout the world.He is especially known for making complex teachings accessible to Western students and is a recognized master of Mahamudra meditation. (Additional Information below). Please note that lunch will not be provided so be prepared to bring your own or travel to a nearby...

5 Day Inner Kids Training: Mindful Games: Teaching Children Attention, Balance, and Compassion at Multiversity

July 23-28, 2017  |  1440 Multiversity

This workshop offers a life-changing opportunity for parents and professionals who work with children. Mindfulness and meditation develop six essential life skills that children need: quieting, focusing, seeing, reframing, caring, and connecting. Come learn how to engage children in developing these skills—while having fun!

Ringu Tulku in Heidelberg, Germany

July 24-25  |  KCL Heidelberg

Germany – Heidelberg Location: KCL Heidelberg, Friedensstraße 20, 69121 Heidelberg

Khandro Rinpoche on Longchenpa’s Natural Ease

July 26-30, 2017  |  Mindrolling Lotus Garden

HER EMINENCE JETSÜN KHANDRO RINPOCHE NATURAL EASE (Year 1): A multiple-year cycle of teachings based on Longchen Rabjam’s classical text. ** Special Event: Birthday celebration for Minling Dungse Rinpoche, 28 July.

Leigh Brasington on Jhānas, Satipatthana and Dependent Origination

July 27 - August 9, 2017  |  Barre

Jhānas, Satipatthana and Dependent Origination

Ringu Tulku in Paris

July 27-30  |  France

France – Paris – Kagyu Monlam Location: La grande pagode, Route de Ceinture du Lac Daumesnil, 75012 Paris

Special One-Day Benefit for Tara Mandala: Intimate Dialogue and Afternoon Tea with Pema Chödrön & Evening Concert with Krishna Das

July 29, 2017  |  Tara Mandala

Join us for this exciting one-day event with two of the most beloved figures in Dharma and Kirtan in the West! Bestselling author and Buddhist meditation teacher Pema Chödrön has touched the lives of millions with her down-to-earth guidance for becoming happier, “saner” people in an ever-changing and challenging world. Grammy®-nominated recording artist and Bhakti yogi Krishna Das has been a source of inspiration worldwide through his music, kirtan, and soulful vocals.

Compassion, a Teaching by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

July 29, 2017  |  Auckland, New Zealand

Ringu Tulku in Portugal

July 31 - August 6  |  Portugal

Portugal – Braga – Summer Camp Location: Casa da Torre – Centro de Espiritualidade e Cultura, N205 8, 4730, Portugal

Cynthia Bourgeault presents “Humility: Chapter 7 of the Rule of St. Benedict”

August 4-6, 2017  |  Glastonbury Abbey

Cynthia Bourgeault will spend the weekend at Glastonbury Abbey directing a retreat that looks at this chapter of the Rule of St. Benedict from the viewpoint of humility as non-identification. This retreat only has room for 23 people, so sign up today!

Empowerments and Teachings with Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in Australia

August 4-13, 2017  |  Sydney, Australia

Rinpoche will be offering empowerments (Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik, Vimé Ladrub and Korwa Dongdruk) and teachings (Korwa Dongdruk and Bardo) in Sydney, Australia. Friday 4 August 7-9 pm – Teachings Saturday 5 August 10 am – 3 pm – Empowerments: Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik (The Heart Essence of Deathless Ārya Tārā), Vimé Ladrub (The Guru Sādhana of Vimalamitra), and Korwa Dongdruk (He Who Churns the Depths of Saṃsāra). Teachings: Korwa Dongdruk and Bardo. Sunday 6 August 10 am – 2.30 pm  – Korwa Dondruk Teaching continued. Wednesday 9 August: Lotus Outreach Australia will be presenting...

Khandro Rinpoche in Red Hook, NY

August 5-6, 2017  |  KUNZANG PALCHEN LING Red Hook, NY 12571

Eline Snel at the Academy for Mindful Teaching’s International Teaching Development Program

August 7-23, 2017 (Multiple Sessions)  |  Landgoed De Heuvelkamp in Leusden, Netherlands

Academy for Mindful Teaching’s International Teaching Development program Specifically meant for those who want to learn how to teach mindfulness to children, in school, child care institutes or private practice. The program Method Eline Snel© « Mindfulness Matters »  It’s is a powerful and proven method for children in different age groups, from 4-19 years. More information can be found here. The 6-day summerschool will be from 7th to 12th of August 2017 (10:00-17:00), at Landgoed De Heuvelkamp in Leusden, in the Netherlands (20 minutes from Utrecht).

Khandro Rinpoche in Boston Area

August 8-10, 2017  |  Andover Newton Theological School

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Khandro Rinpoche in Toronto

August 12-13, 2017  |  KARMA SONAM DARGYE LING

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Public Chan Talk by Guo Gu

August 14, 2017  |  School of Oriental & African Studies

Join the  author of Passing Through the Gateless Barrier: Koan Practice for Real Life, Guo Gu will provide a public Chan talk on August 14th from 7 to 9 p.m. at School of Oriental & African Study – SOAS London.

5-Day Huatou Retreat led by Guo Gu

August 15-20, 2017  |  Buckden Towers

Join the  author of Passing Through the Gateless Barrier: Koan Practice for Real Life, Guo Gu, as he leads a 5-day Hua Tou Chan Retreat at Buckden Towers. Participants will be given instruction on the Hau Tou method.

Khandro Rinpoche in Evanston, IL

August 16-20, 2017  |  MINDROL ÖSEL LING, Illinois

Anyen Rinpoche: Seven Line Prayer Retreat

August 20-26, 2017  |  Denver, CO

We are overjoyed to announce Anyen Rinpoche’s 2017 summer program: Seven Line Prayer Retreat, August 20-26. Rinpoche will bestow seven full days of teachings on the Seven Line Prayer of Padmasambhava, as well as give instructions and lead practice of Rigdzin Dupa Sadhana. Tsok will be offered each day during the sadhana practice. This retreat is required for those of us who wish to attend the Orgyen Khamdroling Rigdzin Dupa Drubchen in the future. Specifically, it will help us to...


August 25 - September 1, 2017  |  Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY

THE HEALING POWER OF UNCONDITIONAL PRESENCE Integrating Spiritual, Psychological, and Embodiment Work Unconditional presence is the capacity to fully meet, allow, and open to whatever we are experiencing, no matter how challenging it may be. This is what allows our experience to unfold in the direction of greater freedom, truth, and wisdom. In this week-long retreat we explore an integrative approach to personal and spiritual development through cultivating unconditional presence with three kinds of practice: meditation rooted in mindfulness and...

Dalai Lama on Buddhapalita’s Commentary on the Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way

August 29 - September 1, 2017  |  Dharamsala

His Holiness will give four days of morning teachings on Buddhapalita’s Commentary on the Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (drel-pa Buddhapalita) at the request of a group from Asia including Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam at the Main Tibetan Temple.

Shambhala Mountain Center Meditation Retreat with Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

September 1-3, 2017  |  Shambhala Mountain Center

We are pleased to announce that Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will be returning to Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado in September 2017. In this retreat, Rinpoche will provide instructions and guided meditations on the unique type of meditation called Pristine Mind meditation presented in his book Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness. Many people are familiar with mindfulness meditation. Pristine Mind meditation is an approach to meditation without an object that goes beyond mindfulness to...

International Nepal: Joan Halifax’s Nomads Clinic and Medical Pilgrimage

Sep 02, 2017 — Oct 03, 2017  |  Nepal

Since 1980, we have been going on pilgrimage to the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau with clinicians and others bringing medical support into very remote, high altitude regions. The only way we have been able to access these areas has been on foot and by horse, and the journey into these areas has always been challenging and beautiful. We combine two objectives in the Nomads Clinic Pilgrimage, one being to give medical/health support to people in these areas and to mentor...

Courageous Women, Fearless Living Cancer Retreat: Colorado

September 5-10, 2017  |  Shambhala Mountain Center, Colorado

Cancer is one of life’s greatest challenges. Our extraordinary team of experts will share their wisdom in integrative medicine, yoga, mindfulness practice, healing meditations, art, ritual and more. By integrating body, mind and spirit, we will discover ways to meet the totality of our experience directly and courageously. Please join us in this transformative journey. This annual five-day retreat…

The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life – with Ravi Ravindra

September 5, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.  |  Yogashala

An evening workshop on “The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life”  

Cynthia Bourgeault presents: The Survivor’s Guide To The Galaxy: Teilhardian Wisdom For Troubled Times

September 10-15, 2017  |  La Casa De Maria

La Casa de Maria is hosting a Wisdom School retreat with Cynthia Bourgeault where she will continue her groundbreaking exploration of Teilhard de Chardin. Focusing on the insights and tools he brings forth for a more skillful and hopeful passage through the social upheavals of our present era, she will address questions like “How do we live in deep hope and in tune with the ever-evolving universe, and where do we need to shift our perspective of the spiritual journey...

DOWN TO THE MARROW: Sit, Walk, Write – with Natalie Goldberg

September 13-17, 2017  |  Upaya Zen Center

As summer fades and autumn begins, the month of September invites us to gather our harvesting tools, and transition into a place of discovering the crops of our experience. This Down to the Marrow retreat encourages us to till deep into our life’s earth, smell the bones of our personal history, and taste the sweetness or bitterness of what lies within. We sit, slow walk, do plenty of timed writings and hold book discussions. We cultivate a field of kindness...

Open Heart Project Retreat with Susan Piver (6 days)

September 14-19, 2017  |  Shambhala Mountain Center

Open Heart Project Retreat – Shambhala Mountain Center Practice meditation to recover a sense of balance, cultivate fearlessness, sharpen your mind, and soften your heart. This 5-day retreat is a gathering for the Open Heart Project, a 20,000 member online meditation community, and anyone who is committed to living with a clear mind and an open heart in order to bring more sanity, love, and joy into the world. Each day will include guided practices and talks from Susan Piver...

Vajrayana Retreat with Khandro Rinpoche

September 14 - October 2, 2017  |  Mindrolling Lotus Garden, Bodhi Way, Stanley, VA, United States

Full Program: $1700/1530 (members paying $50/month or more) Vajrayana I: $700/630 (members…) Vajrayana II: $1000/900 (members…)Having attained this precious human existence, may one not put it to waste but allow it to become the basis of mindful awareness in its engagement with the phenomenal world, aware of what to abandon and what to cultivate. May the permeating mindfulness that purifies negativities and accomplishes positive karma become the basis and the foundation of ultimate realization for the benefit of all sentient...

Pema Chodron at the Omega Institute

September 15–17, 2017  |  The Omega Institute

The weekend includes talks, guided meditations, and question-and-answer sessions with Pema Chödrön. Silence is observed from the end of Friday night’s retreat session until Saturday dinner.

Writing and Meditation Summit at Shambhala Mountain Center – with Lodro Rinzler, Susan Piver, and Albert Flynn Desilver (4 Days)

September 21-25, 2017  |  Shambhala Mountain Center

In sessions led by each of the three distinguished faculty members, you’ll hear inspiring talks, engage in innovative writing exercises, explore dynamic meditation practices, discuss the art and craft of writing, and have the opportunity to share your work in a nurturing environment that engages and challenges writers of all levels, from the novice to the advanced. Because the focus of the summit is on re-connecting with your innate creativity and generating new writing rather than critiquing manuscripts, you simply...

Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: MBCT/MBSR Foundations

September 22–29, 2017  |  Gaia House

This Insight Meditation retreat, which is particularly relevant to those teaching or training in mindfulness-based applications, will explore the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, as taught in the Satipatthana discourse given by the Buddha. It is a profound teaching that encourages us to place the path of freedom and compassion in the classroom of our lives, nurturing a heart that is receptive and unshakeable. Each day will offer a sustained schedule of formal meditation practice (both Insight and Metta), meetings with...

Graceful Exit: Preparing For A Good Death

September 29–October 1, 2017  |  Minneapolis Tergar Center

In this weekend program, Andrew Holecek guides us through the rich teachings on death and dying from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. From practices and teachings to prepare you for dying to a thorough view of the Bardos, you’ll learn the overall view and the specific tools needed to transform your outlook on death and dying.

Power of Purification Weekend with Venerable Thubten Chodron

September 29, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.–October 1, 2017 | 4:30 p.m. EST  |  Jewel Heart Cleveland

As ordinary beings, we all make mistakes. Overwhelmed by our emotions, we act in ways that we later regret. Can we really drop the burden of guilt and shame? Can we really cultivate forgiveness and compassion instead? Venerable Thubten Chodron leads us on a weekend vacation from our afflictive emotions, offering teachings and practice sessions on ways to let go of our past negativities and create the causes for long-term happiness.

Public talk on Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering by Venerable Thubten Chodron

September 29, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. EST  |  Jewel Heart Cleveland

Why do things happen the way they do? Venerable Thubten Chodron shares how the Buddha’s teachings on karma can help us to understand our experiences and emotional patterns in order to transform them for the benefit of ourselves and others. She will draw from her book Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering, a commentary on the Tibetan Buddhist poem The Wheel of Sharp Weapons.

Daylong workshop with teachings on Good Karma and Vajrasattva practice sessions with Venerable Thubten Chodron

September 30, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. EST  |  Jewel Heart Cleveland

Venerable Thubten Chodron continues teaching from Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering and gives guided instruction on the Vajrasattva purification practice. Learn how deity meditation and analytical meditation can help harness the power of the mind to release disturbing emotions and cultivate beneficial mental states.

Webinar: “Purification: Why We Need It and How to Do It” with Venerable Thubten Chodron

October 1, 2017 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. EST  |  Jewel Heart Cleveland & Online

In this public talk and webinar, Venerable Thubten Chodron unpacks the practice of purification, showing us how to apply this powerful psychological tool to heal the mind, overcome negativity, and develop inner peace.

Teachings on Good Karma and Vajrasattva practice session with Venerable Thubten Chodron

October 1, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.  |  Jewel Heart Cleveland

Venerable Thubten Chodron continues teaching from Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering and gives guided instruction on the Vajrasattva purification practice. Learn how deity meditation and analytical meditation can help harness the power of the mind to release disturbing emotions and cultivate beneficial mental states.

Public talk on Standing up for Compassion and Justice by Venerable Thubten Chodron

October 10, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.  |  North Idaho College

Integrity means living by the values we cherish, even when they are challenged. Venerable Thubten Chodron offers heartfelt wisdom on why we should never lose hope, especially in trying times. With a realistic perspective, we can stand up for what we believe in as we seek to put our principles into practice.

Columbus Yoga Workshop – with Kino MacGregor

October 13-15, 2017  |  Yoga on High

Underneath the skin, beyond the physical body lies something more subtle and hard to define. There is an unfathomable depth to the human spirit. Yoga is a quest for the deepest state of connection. This class teaches you how to journey into the inner body in a real and pragmatic way. As the waters of the mind still you are able to perceive the depth level of reality. Cultivate a heightened state of awareness through a guided meditation. Apply this...

Mindfulness at Work with Michael Carroll

October 13-15, 2017  |  Omega

Most of us spend the majority of our day working or thinking about work. Often, our jobs can feel like an unruly journey—sometimes exhilarating, other times discouraging, creatively fulfilling, or tragically toxic. But, is it the job that is distressing or is it the mind that we bring to the task? Michael Carroll, a meditation teacher and corporate executive, shares how mindfulness can transform the hassles and anxieties of the workplace into valuable opportunities for personal growth and enhanced effectiveness....

Science and Nondualty Conference – with Kabir Helminski, Cynthia Bourgeault, Robert Thurman, Andrew Harvey, and More

October 18-22, 2017  |  Dolce Hayes Mansion, San Jose, CA

Shambhala authors at the SAND17 conference include Kabir Helminski, cynthia Bourgeault, and Andrew Harvey

The Power of Lucid Dreaming

October 19–22, 2017  |  The Garrison Institute

The course provides a thorough introduction to lucid dreaming. We begin by exploring the many physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits of lucid dreaming; the science behind it, and the stages of sleep and how to use them to optimize lucid dreaming. We’ll review the conditions that provide the foundation for lucid dreaming, such as good sleep hygiene, strong dream recall, and day-time practices that induce lucidity. Additional tools such as natural agents that heighten dreams, electronic gadgets that wake you up...

Cynthia Bourgeault presents at the Science & Nonduality Conference 2017

October 20-22, 2017  |  Dolce Hayes Mansion

Science & Nonduality is an annual conference where leading scientists, philosophers, and spiritual teachers gather to explore a new understanding of who we really are, both as individuals and a society. This year’s theme is “The Emergent Universe”: when the many parts of a system interact, behaviors appear in the whole system that weren’t present in the parts themselves. These surprising “emergent” behaviors are what our universe appears to be made of, from the Big Bang, to the unfathomable complexity...

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in Mexico City: Peyote vs Shamatha vs Vipassana vs Habanero vs Mariachi vs Mojito

October 20-22, 2017  |  Mexico City

Friday 20 October 11 am – Public talk at the National University 7 pm – Teaching on ‘Peyote vs Shamatha vs Vipassana vs Habanero vs Mariachi vs Mojito’. Saturday 21 October 10 am – Teaching continues 3 pm – Teaching continues Sunday 22 October 10 am – Teaching concludes 3 pm – screening of Hema Hema with Q and A afterwards.

Guo Gu Leads Silent Illumination Intensive Retreat

October 21-29, 2017  |  Dharma Drum Retreat Center

Join the author of Passing Through the Gateless Barrier: Koan Practice for Real Life, Guo Gu, as he leads a silent illumination intensive retreat at the Dharma Drum Retreat Center in Pine Bush, New York. The silent illumination method will be taught in the context of daily life activities, such as sitting, standing, walking, sleeping, working, and eating. Chanting and gentle yoga exercises further harmonize the body, breath, and mind. The retreat also includes daily lectures, meditation instruction, guided meditation,...

Awake at Work with Michael Carroll

October 22-26, 2017  |  1440 Multiversity

Most of us spend a good amount of our time working. And, for many of us, our professional lives can often feel like an unruly journey—sometimes exhilarating, sometimes discouraging; at times creatively fulfilling, at others tragically toxic. Our modern-day livelihoods, indeed our lives in general, seem to offer a mix of enthusiasm and chaos that at times can feel distressing, even alarming. What is it about our work that seems so unhealthy? Is it the job that is distressing or...

Yoga, Meditation, and Training in Compassion with Michael Stone

October 25-29, 2017  |  YogaCampus

This 5 day intensive integrates the practice of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and study. Mornings will focus on slowing down traditional yoga sequences to explore detailed physical alignment while also learning subtle tricks about internal energy patterns and breathing that are rarely taught. You will learn creative new sequences that increase joint mobility, wake up muscles sleepy from passive stretching, and open up new pathways for breathing and movement. A holistic approach to postures that balances strength, flexibility, wide ranges...

Charlotte Yoga Workshop – with Kino MacGregor

October 27-28, 2017  |  Enlighten Yoga

Underneath the skin, beyond the physical body lies something more subtle and hard to define. There is an unfathomable depth to the human spirit. Yoga is a quest for the deepest state of connection. This class teaches you how to journey into the inner body in a real and pragmatic way. As the waters of the mind still you are able to perceive the depth level of reality. Cultivate a heightened state of awareness through a guided meditation. Apply this...

Atlanta Yoga Workshop – with Kino MacGregor

November 3-4, 2017  |  Balance Yoga Atlanta

Underneath the skin, beyond the physical body lies something more subtle and hard to define. There is an unfathomable depth to the human spirit. Yoga is a quest for the deepest state of connection. This class teaches you how to journey into the inner body in a real and pragmatic way. As the waters of the mind still you are able to perceive the depth level of reality. Cultivate a heightened state of awareness through a guided meditation. Apply this...

Estelle Frankel in Phoenix

November 6, 2017  |  Valley Beit Midrash, Phoenix, AZ

Awakening to Real Love with Sharon Salzberg and Roshi Joan Halifax

Nov 10-12, 2017  |  Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM

Awakening and love require shifts in the mind and heart that allow one to be open to radically new possibilities. In this weekend intensive retreat, we explore cultivating an open field of potentiality. This special retreat with two great friends and renowned teachers is a time for us to explore what it means to awaken to real love.

Rodney Smith: Touching the Infinite – a Daylong Retreat

November 11, 2017 | 10 a.m.-4p.m.  |  Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

Join Rodney for an exploration of a new perspective on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as interpreted in his new book

Advanced Dream Yoga: A 4-Day Retreat

November 15–19, 2017  |  Sedona Mago Retreat Center

Leave your stressful life behind and let the natural beauty of the Sedona desert settle your mind and open your heart. Soak up the sun, savor the natural foods, and meet like-minded people while you learn about the deeper aspects of the nocturnal meditations. With talks, meditations, visualization exercises, discussion groups, and fascinating videos on perception, we will explore the nature of mind and reality using the medium of sleep and dream. The illusory nature of reality will be pointed...

Great Compassion, Great Courage: Exploring Life, Death, Freedom with Roshi Joan Halifax

November 16-19, 2017  |  Upaya Zen Center

This whole life is a place where we can make real and right our dedication to awakening, in living and dying, in caring and being cared for. Being completely and vividly present for the rich details of our lives and the lives of others is the means that we use to transform our anguish, discover truth, and serve. Living and dying then is an experience of discovery, and this program, led by two pioneers in the end-of-life care field, is...

The Magic of Awareness with Anam Thubten

November 27 - December 2, 2017  |  Spirit Rock

The paradox of awareness is very profound and yet very simple. It can’t be described because it has no objective qualities and no limitation. Sometimes it comes naturally to the surface when we are fully in the present moment and no longer lost in thoughts or mental projections. Pure consciousness is neither high nor low, neither pleasant nor unpleasant, neither good nor bad. Join us for this retreat where we will learn how to pay attention to this quality of...

Cynthia Bourgeault Presents Introductory Wisdom School Part B: The Divine Exchange

March 11-16, 2018  |  Kanuga Conference Center

Following the very successful Introductory Wisdom School Part A in 2015 at Kanuga, NC, Cynthia Bourgeault invites you to learn The Divine Exchange with her and another “mega” group of students. Cover the Wisdom metaphysical map, the Divine Exchange, the Vertical Exchange, Reciprocal Feeding, and the Jesus teachings based in exchange, as well as an introduction to Trinitarian Metaphysics. You will also get the chance to work more with selected logia from the Gospel of Thomas.

Annual Weeklong Meditation Retreat (Free) – with Lodro Rinzler and Susan Piver

March 17-25, 2018  |  Shambhala Mountain Center

Do a deep dive into your meditation practice with this one week intensive. Appropriate for newbies and experienced meditators, this is a chance to deepen your understanding of meditation as well as your own mind and heart. We will practice shamatha, peaceful-abiding meditation, under the guidance of Shambhala teachers and best-selling Buddhist authors, Lodro Rinzler and Susan Piver. Each day will include a mix of meditation, guided contemplation, fresh teachings, and discussion around how to apply our practice to the...