Upcoming Retreats

Online Meditation,Tara Practice and Q&A

Venerable Amy Miller

May 11, 2020
An opportunity to come together to connect, settle into space with others and yourself while deepening your connection with Tara the Liberator, the female Buddha who is so beloved to many Tibetan Buddhist practitioners. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has particularly recommended this practice for our current times.

Online Lamrim and Mahamudra Meditation

Venerable René Feusi

May 13 - June 24, 2020
For those who are familiar with Buddhism and in particular with the Lamrim teachings this is an opportunity to nurture your daily meditation, being at home while benefiting from the community feeling. If you sign up, please aim to attend all 8 sessions.

Online Cultivating Self-Compassion During Difficult Times

Venerable Amy Miller

May 19 - June 9, 2020
In this powerful online series, Venerable Amy Miller will help us explore how being present with discomfort fuels a path through our pain, fear, aversion, and laziness to kindness for ourselves and others. Explore how mindful self-compassion is not only a phenomenal tool for moving through these less than comfortable times, but is also the key to a deeper and more positive transformation overall.

Online Exploring Neurodharma and the Essence of Awakening

Rick Hanson, Ph.D

May 23, 2020
Psychologist and New York Times Best-selling author, Rick Hanson, Ph.D. is publishing a fascinating new book on meditation and neuroscience in May 2020. Dr Hanson is offering this talk in association with the book launch. Participants will be guided through an exploration of seven key ways of being (and related practices) that can be described as ‘the essence of awakening.’

Wise Heart Young Adult Retreat

July 16 - 19, 2020
Wise Heart Young Adult Retreat is a contemplative and playful retreat based in Buddhism for people ages 18-30+. This engaging program combines the elements of a formal retreat — meditation, contemplation, Buddhist teachings — with the fun of art, games, nature, body movement and engaging discussions with peers. Join us in exploring how mindfulness can help us create an inner sense of calm and develop loving-kindness towards ourselves and others. Together we will learn experientially how the cultivation of authenticity, kindness and wisdom can lead to deep happiness. More details coming soon. Additional Information Please plan on arriving between 1:00…

Wise Heart Family Camp

July 23 - 26, 2020
Since 1994, Family Camp has been providing families with children 5-12 the opportunity to learn more about their interconnections with each other in the frame of traditional Buddhist thinking and practice. In a mix of play and structure, both kids and adults have the opportunity to do an art project or two, meditate in age-appropriate groups, enjoy a docent-led nature walk, learn how to offer water bowls, participate in or applaud a talent show, and much more. This annual event aims to instill in participants an appreciation of the value of loving-kindness in daily life.

Finding Greater Ease: Introduction to Meditation

Elaine Jackson

August 13 - 16, 2020
Everyone wants happiness. Unfortunately, the faulty assumptions by which we live our lives do not afford us the pleasure of abiding in a state of perpetual happiness, peace, and contentment. Buddhism promises such a state. When successfully training our minds through various meditation techniques, happiness follows.

Cultivating Emotional Balance

Lani Potts and Dave Smith

November 10 - 15, 2020
Combining contemporary scientific research with contemplative practices drawn from Buddhism, the Cultivating Emotional Balance training offers new tools for working with and understanding our emotions. The Cultivating Emotional Balance training was born out of a meeting between behavioral scientists, a neuroscientist, a monk, a philosopher, and the Dalai Lama in 2000. CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is co-sponsoring this program.

A Practical Guide to True Happiness: Fall Lam Rim Retreat

Geshe Thubten Sherab

November 20 - 29, 2020
If you are curious about Tibetan Buddhism, but haven't yet found time to take the plunge and explore, or if you have attended a few teachings and are eager to learn more about the Buddhist path to true happiness, this could well be the ideal course for you. Comprising a combination of daily teaching and meditation sessions, as well as group discussions and opportunities for Q and A, this retreat is based on the time-honored “Stages of the Path to Enlightenment” (Lam Rim) tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

New Year’s Vajrasattva Purification Retreat

Elaine Jackson

December 28, 2020 - January 1, 2021
The Vajrasattva practice purifies our mind from grasping so strongly onto our mistaken view of ourselves and our experience of reality. Utilizing time-tested visualization and meditation, deluded states – pain, sorrow, hatred, pride, jealousy, doubt – lose their power. This is a great way to start the New Year.