Author Presentation and Book Signing with Radhule Weininger

Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.  |  Books Inc., Berkeley

Join Radhule Weininger as she presents her new book, Heartwork: The Path to Self-Compassion. Book signing to follow.

Yogi Assignment Book Launch Party with Kino MacGregor

September 26, 2017  |  Miami Life Center

Join Kino MacGregor as she presents her new book, The Yogi Assignment: A 30-Day Program for Bringing Yoga Practice and Wisdom to Your Everyday Life. Book signing to follow.

Half-Day Retreat with Radhule Weininger and David Richo

Sunday, August 27, 2017 | 2:30–6:00 p.m.  |  La Casa de Maria Retreat Center

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,...

Insight Meditation Class and Book Signing with Radhule Weininger

Wednesday, September 28 | 7:30–9:00 p.m.  |  River Road Unitarian

You will learn accessible compassion practices, which are relevant to your life, as well as on-the-go practices, which will assist you in bringing mindfulness and warmth into your daily life, especially to times that are stressful for you. In the evening talk you will discover how to emerge from a sense of unworthiness and self-blame so you can heal the relationship with yourself. Through the practices of mindful and loving awareness, self-compassion, self-forgiveness and gratitude you will learn how to...

Art Exhibit Based on Illustrations in Guided Tour of Hell

Wednesday, April 18, 2018  |  Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco is featuring an exhibit based on the illustrations in A Guided Tour of Hell: A Graphic Memoir by Samuel Bercholz and Pema Namdol Thaye.

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).

Author Presentation and Book Signing with Ken Wilber

Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 1:00 p.m.  |  First Congregational Church

Join integral theorist Ken Wilber as he presents his two newest books, The Religion of Tomorrow and Trump and a Post-Truth World. Book signing to follow. Vouchers to attend are $10 and can be purchased in advance at the store, over the phone, or at the door. Brought to you by the Boulder Book Store and Shambhala Publications.

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...

Author Presentation and Storytime with Mark W. McGinnis

September 1, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.  |  Rediscovered Books

Join Mark W. McGinnis as he presents his new book, The Show-Off Monkey and Other Taoist Tales, during pajama storytime.

Author Presentation and Book Signing with Kino MacGregor

October 2, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.  |  Strand Books

Join Kino MacGregor as she presents her new book, The Yogi Assignment: A 30-Day Program for Bringing Yoga Practice and Wisdom to Your Everyday Life. Book signing to follow. For event registration information, please visit www.strandbooks.com/event/kino-macgregor-yogi-assignment.

Author Presentation and Book Signing with Shozan Jack Haubner

October 17, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.  |  Mystic Journey Bookstore

Join Shozan Jack Haubner as he presents his new book, Single White Monk: Tales of Death, Failure, and Bad Sex (Although Not Necessarily in That Order). Book signing to follow.

Author Presentation and Book Signing with Shozan Jack Haubner

October 18, 2017  |  Book Soup

Join Shozan Jack Haubner as he presents his new book, Single White Monk: Tales of Death, Failure, and Bad Sex (Although Not Necessarily in That Order). Book signing to follow.

Have You a Pilgrim Soul? – with Ravi Ravindra

September 1, 2017  |  Hawkwood College

Ravi Ravindra will give a public talk on “Have You a Pilgrim Soul?”

Nourishing the Pilgrim Soul Retreat with Ravi Ravindra

September 2–3, 2017  |  Hawkwood College

A weekend retreat on “Nourishing the Pilgrim Soul.” For further information, please contact: Carol Duncan at e-mail: carolduncan8hl@btinternet.com

Workshops on Heart and Purpose of Yoga with Ravi Ravindra

October 3–4, 2017  |  The Dharma Loft

The Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita are the two classical texts of Yoga. But they are very different from each other and have a quite different emphasis on the kind of yoga necessary for a radical transformation of the self for spiritual awakening to take place. In this workshop, Ravi Ravindra will discuss various kinds of yoga and the many obstacles that present themselves in the path of a searcher, and how to overcome them. Workshops will be held on October 3, 2017...

Public Talk on A Yogi Sees that I Do Nothing At All by Ravi Ravindra

October 27, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.  |  R.W. Black Recreation and Senior Center

Ravi Ravindra will give a public talk on “A Yogi Sees that I Do Nothing At All.”

Day-Long Workshop on Inner Transformation through Yoga in the Bhagavad Gita with Ravi Ravindra

October 28, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.  |  Ancient Healing Arts Yoga

Ravi Ravindra will lead a day-long workshop on “Inner Transformation through Yoga in the Bhagavad Gita.” For more information, call (603) 442-9540 or e-mail info@ahayoga.com 

Public Talk on Wondering What am I? by Ravi Ravindra

November 16, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.  |  Headquarters of the Theosophical Society in America

Any spiritual seeker will have asked questions such as: Who am I?, What am I?, Is the death of my body the end of me?, and Is there anything that will endure beyond death? We will explore this subtle spiritual mystery in the light of the Rig Veda to the Bhagavad Gita of the Indian tradition and see how it differs from the Biblical tradition. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For more details on the talk,...

Day-Long Workshop on Inner Transformation and Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita with Ravi Ravindra

November 18, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  |  Headquarters of the Theosophical Society in America

Explore the various yogas in the Bhagavad Gita, a classic of Yoga. Krishna, who reveals himself as an incarnation of the Highest Divinity, teaches a variety of yogas under the general canopy of Buddhi Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness. You are invited to take your essential inner being seriously, move towards breaking bonds with suffering, and gradually realize your oneness with the essential being of Krishna Himself. The workshop will begin with a directed meditation. Tickets are $50 for members, $60...

Nourishing the Pilgrim Soul: Spiritual Search East and West Webinars with Ravi Ravindra

November 25, December 2, December 9, & December 16, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. CST  |  Online Webinar

The state of being nourished by Truth or God is in essence transcultural and transreligious. All spiritual pilgrims begin from where they are, influenced by a particular culture and religious tradition even when they do not feel especially connected to it. There are many things in common in the two mainstreams of spirituality—the Biblical traditions including Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and the Indian traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism—but there are some radical differences. How can we understand and...

Yoga and Inner Transformation with Ravi Ravindra

March 17–18, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.  |  Ojai Yoga Shala

Join Ojai Yoga Shala for two talks with their beloved teacher, Ravi Ravindra. Talks will explore the topic of inner transformation through Yoga and the Bagavad Gita, a classical text of Yoga. The one common feature of all the scriptures and the teachings of the sages, whether from the East or the West, is that as along as I remain the way I am I cannot come to the Truth. A radical inner transformation is required. In these talks with will...

The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life Course Taught by Ravi Ravindra

March 20–23, March 27–30, & April 3–5, 2018  |  Krotona Institute of Theosophy

Ravi Ravindra will teach a course on “The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life” at the Krotona Institute of Theosophy. For registration information, please contact schoolregistrar@krotonainstitute.org.

Workshop on Yogas in the Bhagavad Gita with Ravi Ravindra

March 25, 2018 | 2:00-5:00 p.m.  |  Santa Barbara Yoga Center

Ravi Ravindra will give a workshop on understanding the Variety of Yogas in the Bhagavad Gita.

To Celebrate the Christ Within Workshop with Ravi Ravindra & Priscilla Murray

March 30–31, 2018  |  Krotona Institute of Theosophy

Ravi Ravindra & Priscilla Murray will give a workshop on “To Celebrate the Christ Within.” For more information, please contact schoolregistrar@krotonainstitute.org.

Wendy Garling presents Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha’s Life

September 16, 2017 | 2:00–4:00 p.m.  |  Sukhasiddhi Foundation

Join author Wendy Garling for a reading and discussion of the acclaimed Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha’s Life, her breakthrough new biography of the Buddha that  highlights the influences of women from his early years through his journey to awakening and teaching career, drawing from stories in Sanskrit and Pali literature.

Relax and Renew Level 2: Therapeutic Applications of Restorative Yoga with Judith Hansen Lasater

August 27–31, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Yoga Tree Potrero

Participants must have completed Relax & Renew®: Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga: Level 1 with Judith Hanson Lasater and currently hold a Relax and Renew® Trainer certificate before registering for the Level 2 course. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS PREREQUISITE. Those who teach Restorative Yoga frequently discover the amazing power of this practice. Building on the basics you learned in Level 1, this 25-hour training will cover the more complex and therapeutic aspects of teaching Restorative yoga. The workshop will include a section...

Accessible Yoga Conference in San Francisco with Judith Hanson Lasater

October 6–9, 2017 | 5:00 p.m.  |  City College of SF Mission Center

Join the world’s leading adaptive Yoga teachers for a weekend of education, community-building, and inspiration. We’ll explore ways to make Yoga available to everyone regardless of ability. All Yoga students and teachers are welcome. The mission of the Accessible Yoga Conference is to provide a forum where the Yoga community can come together to connect, share, and support those who wish to expand access to the Yoga teachings for people with disabilities, chronic illness, seniors, and people who may not...

Living Your Yoga: Active and Restorative Practice with Judith Hanson Lasater

October 19–22, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Better Bodies Yoga

What we do “on the mat” is given perspective by how we live our lives off the mat. In this workshop we will use short discussion from the Yoga Sutra, active asana practice, as well as Restorative yoga, pranayama and meditation to create a juicy and livable practice to take home. The first class each day will focus on “active practice”, moving, strengthening, warming with awareness and fun. Included will be such poses as standing poses and backbends. After a...

Relax and Renew® Level 1: Learning To Teach Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater

November 5–10, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

For yoga teachers and serious students. We work hard in our lives and, while we might sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative yoga poses help us relax and rest deeply and completely, benefiting the body’s organ systems. In this 30-hour training, learn the art and skill of teaching restorative yoga, including The physiology of relaxation The physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of restorative yoga Special poses for menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause How to sequence and teach a restorative...

Rest and Silence with Judith Hanson Lasater & Lizzie Lasater

November 19, 2017 | 12:30 p.m.  |  Yoga Yoga Westgate

On Sunday, Judith joins us and will begin with a short talk about the levels of fatigue and exhaustion we experience too often.  We will name these stages so that we can begin to recognize them in our life, and then hopefully be able to choose to rest as needed. Following this discussion, Judith will teach a Restorative yoga practice. After this three hour Sunday class, Judith will offer a one hour Question and Answer session. Open to all students....

Moving Toward the Center: Pranayama Intensive at Mount Madonna with Judith Hanson Lasater

January 14–19, 2018 | 5:00 p.m.  |  Mount Madonna Center

This year my annual workshop at Mount Madonna Center will focus on our yoga practice, including Active poses in the first session of the day,  and Restorative poses in the afternoon session. But our special focus will be on pranayama, the practice that uses the breath as a vehicle to carry us “toward our center” in a subtle and powerful way. Both our Active and Restorative poses will therefore be selected specifically to open us to our breathing. While it...

Rest and Silence with Judith Hanson Lasater

January 25–27, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  The Yoga Studio

“One of the greatest lacks in our life is, paradoxically, “nothing,” writes Judith Hanson Lasater. “We rarely take time to just be, to rest, to feel silence, to hear our deepest heart’s longing. We are just too busy, too occupied, too distracted, too over-scheduled. We try so many strategies: new calendars, to-do lists, New Year’s resolutions, endless promises to ourselves to do less. But we don’t.” This year our annual workshop will focus as usual on our yoga practice in...

Experiential Anatomy with Judith Hanson Lasater

February 19–23, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Historic Old Town San Diego Hacienda Hotel

Experiential Anatomy for yoga teachers and serious students is unlike most anatomy classes. We do not start with learning lists of anatomical facts; instead we start with what you already know: asana practice. From asana, we extrapolate the anatomical and kinesiological principles that you have experienced in your body. We just give names to what you already have felt and “know in your bones.” This 25-hour retreat style course is all about practical knowledge. We focus on learning what helps us...

One True Thing with Judith Hanson Lasater

March 5–7, 2018 | 1:00–5:00 p.m.  |  SoulSpring Wellness

In this workshop discussions and practice will point us toward a deep Self- inquiry. What values shape our practice, our teaching, our life? What is the best guide to deepening our sense of profound bodily and emotional ease? Our goal will be to create and distill into one sentence our own personal dharma or purpose for this life, a statement that can guide our personal practice, our teaching, our family life, and our life in the wider world. We will focus on and feed our yoga practice because it...

Moving Toward the Center: Pranayama Intensive with Judith Hanson Lasater

March 24–28, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Yoga Campus

But our special focus will be on pranayama, the practice that uses the breath as a vehicle to carry us “toward our center” in a subtle and powerful way. Both our Active and Restorative poses will therefore be selected specifically to open us to our breathing. While it is not well-known, in traditional yoga training pranayama practice was much more important than asana practice. We will approach the topic first from breathing awareness techniques that are suitable for all levels...

Relax and Renew®: Learning How to Teach Restorative Yoga: Level 1 with Judith Hanson Lasater

April 11–15, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Yoga Campus

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...

Moving From the Organs with Judith Hanson Lasater

May 14–18, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Prairie Yoga

Moving From the Organs: Deep and Therapeutic Asana Practice from the Inner Body We often focus on practicing our poses from the spine, arms and legs. But the ancient teachings of yoga also dealt with the opening and quieting of the organs of the body, like the heart, kidneys and liver that are found in the “kunda” or vessel holding these organs. During this workshop we will focus on specific poses that create a healthy balance for the organs in...

Relax and Renew®: Learning How to Teach Restorative Yoga: Level 1 with Judith Hanson Lasater

July 16–20, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  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...

Yoga Retreat with Judith Hanson Lasater

August 3–13, 2018 | 5:00 p.m.  |  Feathered Pipe Ranch

Active and quiet practice yoga retreat – all levels.

Relax and Renew®: Therapeutic Applications of Restorative Yoga: Level 2 with Judith Hanson Lasater

August 20–24, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Yoga Tree

Participants must have completed Relax & Renew®: Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga: Level 1 with Judith Hanson Lasater and currently hold a Relax and Renew® Trainer certificate before registering for the Level 2 course. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS PREREQUISITE. Those who teach Restorative Yoga frequently discover the amazing power of this practice. Building on the basics you learned in Level 1, this 25-hour training will cover the more complex and therapeutic aspects of teaching Restorative yoga. The workshop...

The Profound Treasury Retreat led by Judy Lief

October 3–11, 2017  |  Blazing Mountain Retreat Center

In October of 2017, the Profound Treasury Retreat will be offered for the first time in the western U.S. at Blazing Mountain Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado. This retreat is modeled after the Profound Treasury Retreat held every summer in Saco, Maine. (Click here to learn more about the Maine retreat.) The format combines meditation practice with the study of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, the three-volume set of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s comprehensive teachings on the three-yana journey. Led by Judy Lief...

Experiential Anatomy with Judith Hanson Lasater

October 1–5, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  You and the Mat Yoga Studio

Experiential Anatomy for yoga teachers and serious students is unlike most anatomy classes. We do not start with learning lists of anatomical facts; instead we start with what you already know: asana practice. From asana, we extrapolate the anatomical and kinesiological priciples that you have experienced in your body. We just give names to what you already have felt and “know in your bones”. This 25-hour course is all about practical knowledge. We focus on learning what helps us practice...

Relax and Renew®: Learning How to Teach Restorative Yoga: Level 1 with Judith Hanson Lasater

October 15–19, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Yoga Yoga

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...

John Welwood: THE HEALING POWER OF UNCONDITIONAL PRESENCE:

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...

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche at Garrison Institute, NY

August 25-30, 2017  |  Garrison Institute, New York

August 25 – 30 Knowing the Nature of Mind The Buddha teaches us that we each possess, as our true nature, a pure, all-encompassing wisdom far more profound than we can possibly imagine. Through the practice of Dzogchen, we can come to recognize that unimpeded nature and embody our innate compassionate essence. The purpose of the retreat, designed for both beginners and advanced practitioners, is to introduce us to this natural state of mind, a state that has always been...

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...

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche in Queens, NY

September 1, 2017  |  Gulshan Terrace, 59-15 37th Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377

September 1 Teachings, Puja and Empowerment in Woodside, Queens. Rinpoche, out of his great kindness and compassion, has agreed to give teachings and to do puja and grant the empowerment for all the wealth deities, especially Dzambhala, in Woodside, Queens at Gulshan Terrace, 59-15 37th Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377. 11 am – 1 pm Tsok Puja (Rinpoche not in attendance) 1 pm – 2:30 pm: Complimentary luncheon 2:30 – 5:30 pm: Rinpoche arrives. Teaching and preparation for the empowerment 5:30...

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...

The Dalai Lama in Northern Ireland

September 10, 2017  |  Millennium Forum

His Holiness will give a public talk on Compassion in Action in the afternoon organized by Children in Crossfire to be held at the Millennium Forum. Contact Website: www.childrenincrossfire.org

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...

Embodied Listening with David Rome at Garrison Institute

September 22-24, 2017  |  Garrison Institute

David Rome and Hope Martin: Embodied Listening: Uncovering Our Bodies’ Natural Wisdom – Garrison Institute During this retreat, we will draw on several powerful modalities to release habitual patterns and cultivate greater insight, tenderness and empathy: • Mindfulness Meditation to relax mental holding patterns • Alexander Technique to release psycho-physical holding patterns and settle the nervous system • Mindful Focusing to access deeper feelings held in the body This program is highly experiential and held within a safe and nurturing...

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...

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...

Boston Yoga Workshop with Kino MacGregor

November 18–19, 2017  |  North End Yoga

$220 All sessions | $60 per workshop BAS Mysore Members Discount: $180 All sessions | $45 per workshop Saturday, November 18th 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Ashtanga Yoga Magic: Breath, Posture & Gaze Saturday, November 18th 2–4 p.m. Be Strong 4:15–5:30 p.m. Q&A, Discussion, Photos and Book Signing Sunday, November 19th 9–11 a.m. Ashtanga Yoga Full Primary Series Sunday, November 19th 12–2 p.m. Fearless Backbends All workshops, events and trainings are non-refundable. Please consider this prior to purchase. If you would like...

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...

Orlando Yoga Workshop with Kino MacGregor

December 16, 2017 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.  |  The Yoga Shala

Kino will be teaching a day-long workshop at The Yoga Shala in Orlando on Saturday, December 16  from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

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...