Wisdoms@Work Online: Discover the Energetic Dynamics of Your Personality with Irini Rockwell

October 5, November 9, & December 14, 2017 | 12:00–1:30 p.m. EST  |  Online

Discovering your unique way of perceiving and interacting with the world yields enormous insight into how you color what you think, feel, say, and do. Your personality has the potential for five energies—simple presence, clarity, richness, passion, and activity. By practicing Trungpa Rinpoche’s innovated Five Wisdom postures you become familiar with your personal mix of energies: where you struggle as well as your unique style of brilliance, intelligence, and effectiveness. By developing a sense of self-acceptance and compassion toward yourself,...

Fall Insight Meditation Retreat at Spirit Rock with Jack Kornfield

October 16–26, 2017 | 3:00 p.m.  |  Spirit Rock

This retreat will emphasize quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity and depth of practice. Traditional meditation instruction will be combined with a spirit of loving-kindness and silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and practice meetings with teachers. Lottery Details: The lottery will open at approximately 8:30 am PST. Registrations will be possible for approximately 30 days from the opening date. No preference is given to when you apply within this one-month period. All applicants must apply online. In...

Ri-mé Society Class Jewels from the Profound Treasury

Mondays, October 16–December 4, 2017 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Dharma Ocean Hall

Mondays, Oct. 16 – Dec. 4, 2017. 7 pm—9 pm. Winter Solstice Celebratory Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 Between 1973 and 1986, Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche presented the core teachings of the Vajrayana lineage and tradition in annual three-month intensive practice and study programs known as the Vajradhatu Seminaries. The seminaries traversed the Three Yanas of the Buddhist Path: the Hinayana, the Mahayana, and culminating in the Vajrayana. These teachings have been masterfully edited by Judy Lief...

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 with Andrew Holecek

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...

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...

Author Talk and Signing at The Boulder Book Store with the creators of The Fountain Tarot

October 19, 2017 | 7:30–9:00 p.m.  |  The Boulder Book Store

Author talk on the history of tarot, question and answer, signings, and free readings from the creators of The Fountain Tarot. Vouchers to attend the event are $5 and are good for $5 off The Fountain Tarot or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased now at the store, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event.

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,...

Full Primary and Book Signing with Kino MacGregor

October 21, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. & 3:15–4:30 p.m.  |  Bombay Yoga Company

Bombay Yoga and Shaladelphia are pleased to host Kino MacGregor for this one day / two-part ashtanga workshop and book release in Philadelphia. Join us at Bombay Yoga Company on Saturday October 21st for one or both ashtanga workshops, each sold separately. Books may be available for purchase in studio, prior to book signing in the afternoon. Kino MacGregor is an international yoga teacher, author of three books, producer of six Ashtanga Yoga DVDs, writer, vlogger, world traveler, co-founder of...

Dechen Gyalmo Drupcho with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

October 21–28, 2017  |  Phuntsok Choling

In the Dechen Gyalmo drupcho, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and MSB members practice the dakini sadhana from the Longchen Nyingthik tradition. The focus of these practice intensives is on accumulating 100,000 tsok offering prayers. The merit, or positive intention and action, of the drupcho is dedicated to world peace, the longevity of masters who are teaching in the world, greater compassion towards all beings, genuine spiritual progress on the path, and harmony both within the sangha and the larger community of...

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 for Healthy Aging Intensive with Baxter Bell

October 23–28, 2017  |  Prairie Yoga

Intensive: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (with 1 hour break each day) *Optional Certification (additional fee): Saturday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm This course will provide instructions on maintaining your physical, mental and emotional health as you age. The main focus of the course is on preventative strategies, covering: • Strength • Flexibility • Agility • Balance • Stress Management • Circulatory System/Heart Health • Brain Health • Medical Conditions (in general) • Equanimity We’ll present the scientific background...

Shozan Jack Haubner & Brad Warner Meditation and Dharma Talk

October 25, 2017 | 7:30–9:00 p.m. PDT  |  Melrose Center

Weekly Meditation Group and dharma talk with ATS Teachers alternating between JoAnna Harper, Mary Stancavage, Cheryl Slean and others. Suitable for all levels of practitioner. No registration is required, just drop in. By donation. This week BRAD WARNER will be in conversation with SHOZAN JACK HAUBNER who is the author of a new book, Single White Monk: Tales of Death, Failure, and Bad Sex (Although Not Necessarily in That Order).

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.

Author Talk and Book Signing with Shozan Jack Haubner

October 26, 2017 | 7:30–9:00 p.m.  |  Zen Center of Los Angeles

Shozan Jack Haubner is the pen name of a Zen monk whose essays have appeared in The Sun, Tricycle, Buddhadharma, and the New York Times, as well as in the Best Buddhist Writing series. The winner of a 2012 Pushcart Prize, he is also the author of Zen Confidential: Confessions of a Wayward Monk.  He will discuss his latest book Single White Monk with the Sangha.  All are welcome to attend.

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...

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.”

Global Compassion: Beyond the Self with Matthieu Ricard and Richard Gere

October 27, 2017 | 8:00 p.m.  |  Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Symphony Space

In his only New York City appearance, internationally renowned Buddhist monk, humanitarian, author, and scientist, Matthieu Ricard joins Omega Institute Friday, October 27th at 8:00 p.m. at the Symphony Space in Manhattan. Ricard’s talk will explore the global and inner movements for a more compassionate world. In the second half of the evening, he will be joined by acclaimed actor, philanthropist, and activist, Richard Gere to discuss ideas from Ricard’s new book, Beyond the Self: Conversations with Buddhism and Neuroscience....

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 

Author Presentation and Book Signing with Susan Gillis Chapman

October 28, 2017 | 3:30–5:00 p.m.  |  Burnaby Public Library–McGill Branch

Good communication is essential to any healthy relationship, whether it’s between spouses, family members, friends, or co-workers, and mindfulness, the practice of nonjudgmental awareness can help us communicate more effectively and meaningfully with others.  In this workshop, Susan Chapman, a psychotherapist and the author of The Five Keys to Mindful Communication explains how the practice of mindfulness awareness can change the way we speak and listen, as a result enhancing our relationships and helping us reach our goals. Chapman highlights five key...

The Yogi Assignment: Practice and Discussion with Kino MacGregor

October 29, 2017 | 12:30–2:30 p.m.  |  West Hartford Yoga

West Hartford Yoga is thrilled to once again welcome Kino MacGregor for an afternoon of practice, discussion and book signing. Experience a traditional Ashtanga Yoga practice followed by a discussion about the total journey of yoga. Dive into one key point derived from traditional yogic philosophy and take your yoga wisdom into your every day life. Expect to sweat, practice and leave with a dose of inspiration to keep you living the yogi life. $65, registration required Workshop price includes...

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...

Yoga and the Digestive System with Baxter Bell

November 4–5, 2017  |  Niroga Institute

Led by Baxter Bell, this weekend will include a balance of theory and practice, as we learn Yoga Therapeutic applications for the digestive system. The focus will be on integrative health approaches to many common conditions of the digestive system including IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), Reflux, heartburn/GERD, Indigestion, and Ulcers. During this weekend you will: Understand the basic function of the Digestive System and its various organs Become familiar with the most common Digestive System conditions Review current research on...

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...

Yoga and the Digestive System: Yoga Practices to Rebalance the Gut with Baxter Bell

November 5, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.  |  Niroga Institute

A Therapeutic Workshop for Students and Teachers with special focus on Reflux, IBS, and the Gut as a Stress Barometer Led by Baxter Bell MD, E-RYT Have you ever felt ‘butterflies’ in your stomach or made a ‘gut-wrenching’ decision? Then you have experienced some of the effects of stress on your digestive system. Scientists have nicknamed the gut as our ‘second-brain’ because millions of neurons are embedded in the walls of our gut. How does this inform our state of...

The Yogi Program Workshop with Kino MacGregor

November 5, 2017 | 1:00–4:00 p.m.  |  Yoga East

Join Kino MacGregor for a special practice session and book signing event for the release of her newest book, The Yogi Assignment. Built on the integration of the lessons learned on the yoga mat into daily life this pioneering book embodies the essence of the yogic path. The cost of the book is included in the day’s course. Workshop plus book: $70

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...

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,...

How Yoga Keeps Your Brain Healthy: The Science On How To Improve Cognition & Memory with Baxter Bell

November 17–19, 2017  |  Triad Yoga Studio

Baxter Bell returns to TYI to present his workshop “How Yoga Keeps Your Brain Healthy:  The Science On How To Improve Cognition & Memory”, November 17 – 19th. Like the rest of our body, the brain changes in numerous ways as we get older.  What happens to the brain during healthy aging?  And are there ways that we can positively influence the changes in the structure and function of the brain, much as we can with muscles and bones?  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...

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...

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....

The Sweeper Book Launch with Rebecca Hazell

November 19, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.  |  Banyen Books & Sound

Join award-winning children’s author and Buddhist teacher Rebecca Hazell for a launch of her new Shambhala Publications children’s book The Sweeper: A Buddhist Tale. Inspired by Buddhist tradition, this original story tells how Padme, a young servant girl, meets the Buddha as she is sweeping her master’s house. When she laments that she is so busy that she would never have time to meditate, the Buddha gives her the instruction to “sweep and clean.” This simple mindfulness practice transforms Padme’s life,...

Taming the Mind Public Talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

November 22, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  |  Thosamling Nunnery and Institute

What is meditation, and why bother doing it? Does it involve long hours navel-gazing, or having mystical experiences and visions? Venerable Thubten Chodron gives a clear and practical introduction to the types of meditation taught by the Buddha and how meditating can help us to transform our mind and bring inner peace and joy.

Integrating the Dharma into Daily Life Public Talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

November 24, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  |  Tushita Meditation Centre

How do we bring our Dharma practice off the cushion and out of the books into our daily lives? Venerable Thubten Chodron gives a talk as part of the introductory course to Buddhism at Tushita Meditation Centre, sharing practical advice on how to apply our Dharma knowledge when the rubber hits the road.

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...

Los Angeles Workshop with Kino MacGregor

November 25, 2017 | 12:30–5:30 p.m.–November 26, 2017 | 2:30–7:30 p.m.  |  Wanderlust Hollywood

Schedule for 2-Day Workshop $65 PER WORKSHOP $225 WHOLE SERIES ___________________________ Saturday 11/25 12:30PM – 2:30PM Ashtanga Magic ASHTANGA MAGIC: BREATH, POSTURE AND GAZE: Delve into the secrets of the Ashtanga Yoga lineage, known as the Tristana method, and discover the magic of breath (pranayama), posture (asana) and focal point (dristhi). All levels welcome. 3:30PM – 5:30PM Twists TWIST INTO YOUR CENTER: Deep twisting increases energy levels, cleanses the body and opens the mind to new levels of awareness. Find the...

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...

Open Your Heart in Paradise Retreat with Jack Kornfield, Ram Dass & Friends

November 29–December 4, 2017  |  Napili Kai Beach Resort

Featured Teachers: Ram Dass, Krishna Das, Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Mirabai Bush & more. On LINE Registration: Opens Wednesday June 7, 2017 at noon Eastern Standard Time

ROHATSU: One and Many with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara, Roshi Joan Halifax, and Sensei Kaz Tanahashi

December 1–8, 2017  |  Upaya Zen Center

Rohatsu Sesshin marks the enlightenment of the Buddha. It is a powerful gathering of practitioners and friends who are dedicated to realizing the way. Roshis Joan Halifax and Enkyo O’Hara, and Sensei Kaz Tanahashi explore the enlightenment of the Buddha, the story and its meaning in our lives today, during this powerful annual retreat. The retreat is in silence, with sitting and walking meditation, eating formally as a community, daily dharma talks, private interviews with teachers, liturgy and samu. Sesshin provides...

Author Presentation and Book Signing with Wendy Garling

December 2, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  |  Do Ngak Kunphen Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center for Universal Peace

Join Wendy Garling for a morning of storytelling and discussion as she presents her new book, Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha’s Life. Book signing to follow.

Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to the Dharma & How to Face the Eight Worldly Conditions, a Retreat Led by Venerable Thubten Chodron

December 2, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.–December 3, 2017 | 4:30 p.m.  |  Buddhist Gem Fellowship

You sit in the front row of meditation class in perfect lotus position, wearing the best meditation outfit, holding a crystal mala, looking peaceful and holy. Is this what Dharma practice is all about? Ven. Thubten Chodron cuts through the eight worldly concerns that can hijack our spiritual practice, and shows us how to cultivate a genuine motivation for practicing the Dharma that will truly benefit ourselves and others in the long-term.

Death and the Art of Dying: The Bardo of Letting Go with Andrew Holecek

December 2, 2017 | 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.–December 3, 2017 | 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  |  Padmasambhava Meditation Center

All of life is held within the context of death. By acknowledging and preparing for death now, we will find ourselves living more fully and fearlessly. Join us as we celebrate the preciousness of life, and ready ourselves and others for this final journey. We will learn how to die a good death, and how to help others die, exploring meditations and contemplations that prepare us for letting go. As the Buddhist tradition proclaims, “If you die before you die,...

Padmasambhava’s Seven-Line Prayer as a Path to Uncovering Our Pristine Mind

December 2-3, 2017  |  Shambhala Publications

Padmasambhava’s Seven-Line Prayer as a Path to Uncovering Our Pristine Mind A retreat based on Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche’s classic practice text Shower of Blessings With Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche, author of Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness Saturday, December 2nd, 10:00–12:00 and 2:00–4:00 Sunday, December 3rd, 10:00–12:00 and 2:00–4:00 Suggested Donation: $95 Students: $45 The Seven-Line Prayer is perhaps the most important invocation and a foundation for much of the practices in the Nyingma, or oldest, tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Layered...

Yoga for Healthy Aging: Yoga Tools to Keep Your Blood Pressure Balanced Live Webinar with Baxter Bell

December 5, 2017 & December 27, 2017 | 5:30–6:30 PST  |  Yoga U

Whether your blood pressure was normal or trending to high on your most recent visit to the doctor, this program is for you. Baxter will share with you important reasons why maintaining normal blood pressure is so important for you now, and he’ll review the most relevant research on how yoga tools can help support healthy blood pressure and in some cases bring high blood pressure down towards normal. We will then discuss the specific tools and practices you can...

Ashtanga Weekend with Kino MacGregor

December 8–9, 2017  |  Bella Prana Yoga & Meditation

Breath & Bandha: The Magic Carpet Ride with Kino MacGregor FRI DATE: DEC 08, 2017 FROM: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Inhalation and exhalation are two sides of the inner body. In this class learn how breathe is the key to unlocking the mysteries of inner strength and accessing a calm, meditative mind. Only by mastering the breathe will you gain true access to the power centers deep within your pelvis, often referred to as the “bandhas”. These energy locks are both physical muscles that you can access...

Being a Friend to Yourself Public Talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

December 9, 2017 | 7:30–9:30 p.m.  |  Leong See Kah Miew

Do you often criticize yourself and beat yourself up when you make mistakes? Or do you worry about what others think of you, and bend over backwards to make everyone happy? Ven. Thubten Chodron shares how to release our unrealistic expectations of ourselves and instead become our own best friend by cultivating genuine self-confidence.

Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid Suffering Retreat with Venerable Thubten Chodron

December 9, 2017 | 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.–December 10, 2017 | 9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.  |  Bodhi Heart Sanctuary

Why do things happen the way they do in our lives? How do we create the causes for a happy life? Ven. Thubten Chodron leads a two-day retreat on karma and how it works, giving practical advice on how to eliminate the causes of anxiety, fear, and depression and to create the causes of joyful liberation for oneself and all others.

My Favorite Pastime: Complaining Public Talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

December 10, 2017 | 7:30–9:30 p.m.  |  Than Hsiang Temple

Do you have a PhD in fault-finding, nit-picking, and being judgmental? Or maybe you live with someone with the same qualifications? Ven. Thubten Chodron points to the complaining mind as one of the sources of unhappiness for ourselves and others, and shows us how to give up our favorite pastime for more beneficial ways of thinking.

The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference with Jack Kornfield

December 13–17, 2017  |  Anaheim Convention Center

The first Evolution Conference in 1985 was a celebration of the 100th birthday of psychotherapy; historians indicated that psychotherapy began in 1885 when Freud became interested in the psychological aspects of medicine. That Conference, covered by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Time magazine, was tabbed “the Woodstock of Psychotherapy,” and drew 7,200 attendees. It sold out three months in advance. Over the years the faculty members have used the Conference to share ideas, promote convergence, and highlight...

How to Be Miserable with Attachment and Happy Without It Public Talk by Venerable Thubten Chodron

December 14, 2017 | 7:30–9:30 p.m.  |  Amitabha Buddhist Centre

If you’re Buddhist, you’ve heard this said many times: attachment is one of the root causes of our suffering. Yet, why is it so hard for us to let it go? Join Ven. Thubten Chodron for a reality check on how attachment works in our lives and how to overcome the obstacles to attaining genuine happiness in the long run.

The Vimalakirti Sutra Public Talks by Venerable Thubten Chodron

December 15–16, 2017 | 8:00–9:30 p.m.  |  Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre

With a lively use of humor, the Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra brings to life the Buddha’s profound teachings on emptiness through an engaging dialogue between his great arhat and bodhisattva disciples and the layperson Vimalakirti. Ven. Thubten Chodron continues a well-received series of talks that began in 2016, revealing the rich Dharma conveyed in this popular Mahayana sutra.

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.

Mindful Meditation, Quality Living–Daylong Workshop by Venerable Thubten Chodron

December 16, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  |  Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery

How does having a daily meditation practice affect our quality of life? In this daylong workshop, Venerable Thubten Chodron will give a morning talk on what the Buddha taught about mindfulness and how different meditation methods help us to develop our potential and bring benefit to our lives. Her student Venerable Thubten Damcho leads the afternoon meditation and discussion.

It’s Not About the Money: Sutta on the Dung Beetle, a Sunday Service and Talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

December 17, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  |  Buddhist Fellowship

The Pilahaka Sutta on the dung beetle from the Pali Canon is brief, but it packs a powerful message: as long as we are caught up with worldly concerns, our spiritual practice will go nowhere. Ven. Thubten Chodron speaks on how we can take the teaching in this sutta to heart by so that our Dharma practice will truly bear fruit in liberation and awakening.

The Light of Liberation: True Satisfaction and Fulfillment Public Talk by Venerable Thubten Chodron

December 17, 2017 | 2:00–4:00 p.m.  |  Buddhist Library

More and better, cheaper and faster… Is it possible to find satisfaction in our modern world? Ven. Thubten Chodron shows us how the causes of fulfillment are not external but internal—and by freeing the mind from afflictions, we can taste the true joy of liberation.

Logic and Reasoning in Daily Life: A Talk by Venerable Thubten Chodron

December 19, 2017 | 7:30–9:30 p.m.  |  Tibetan Buddhist Centre

How do we know when we’re making decisions based on reason, or being driven by irrational judgments? Can we actually believe everything that we think? Ven. Thubten Chodron shows how to apply Tibetan Buddhist teachings on logic and reasoning to our everyday thought processes, to help us to make decisions that are beneficial for ourselves and others in the long-term.

Connecting with Amitabha Buddha, a Public Talk by Venerable Thubten Chodron

December 20, 2017 | 7:30–9:30 p.m.  |  Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery

The practice of reciting Amitabha Buddha’s name to attain rebirth in Pureland is practically synonymous with Chinese Buddhism. However, did you know that this practice exists in Tibetan Buddhism as well? Ven. Thubten Chodron teaches on the Amitabha Buddha practice from the perspective of both the Tibetan and Chinese Buddhist traditions, uncovering its essence beyond apparent differences.

Aspiring for Awakening: Teachings on Shantideva’s “Engaging in the Bodhisattvas’ Deeds” Two Public Talks by Venerable Thubten Chodron

December 21–22, 2017 | 7:30–9:30 p.m.  |  Pureland Marketing

Why is it important to cultivate the aspiration to become a Buddha again, and again, and again? Ven. Thubten Chodron continues teaching on Chapter 7 of Shantideva’s Engaging in the Bodhisattvas’ Deeds, on how we can apply the far-reaching practice of joyous effort to strengthen our determination to attain Buddhahood.

Miami Ashtanga Intensive with Kino MacGregor

January 5–February 4, 2018 | 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.  |  Miami Life Center

Our philosophy is based in tradition. The subject of yoga is vast and worthy of a lifetime of learning. An established foundation for the yogi’s journey. You will join a comprehensive program aimed at preparing you for a journey into the dimension of Ashtanga Yoga -as a life style, a world view and potentially a profession. At the completion of this course you will be established in daily practice and technique for the principle postures of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary...

Houston Weekend Workshop with Kino MacGregor

January 12–13, 2018  |  BIG Power Yoga Montrose

BIG is honored to host Kino MacGregor for the very first time for a weekend of workshops meant to challenge you and grow your practice. Expect to sweat, practice and leave with a dose of inspiration to keep you living the yogi life. We will have copies of Kino’s books available for sale at the studio along with dedicated time for book signing.

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...

A Deeper Village Experience Yoga Retreat in Yelapa Mexico with Baxter Bell

January 20–27, 2018  |  Sky Temple

I am very excited to announce my 2018 Mexico retreat- “A Deeper Village Experience!”- as we will be interacting more deeply with the local village of Yelapa than in years past. After arriving in Yelapa, each day will include a morning and late afternoon yoga class designed to be accessible to students of all levels, including those very new to yoga. We will play with how the yoga practice is valuable as a tool for healthy aging, how it fosters...

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...

The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat with Joseph Goldstein, George Mumford, and Jill Shepherd

February 2–11, 2018  |  Insight Retreat Center

A lottery will be conducted for this retreat. Registrations are due by October 17, 2017. Insight meditation (vipassana in Pali, the language of the original Buddhist teachings) is the simple and direct practice of moment-to-moment mindfulness. Through careful and sustained observation, we experience for ourselves the ever-changing flow of the mind/body process. This awareness leads us to accept more fully the pleasure and pain, fear and joy, sadness and happiness that life inevitably brings. As insight deepens, we develop greater equanimity...

Fiji Workshops with Kino MacGregor

February 16–18, 2018  |  Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi

Come and join us here for the full weekend of 5 workshops or select only the workshops you want to attend. We look forward to meeting you here in Nadi, Fiji. The workshops will be held in the conference room at Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi. This location is about 5 minutes by car from the International Airport, approximately 25 minutes from Denarau Island where there is a range of International hotel chains, and 15-20 minutes from Wailoaloa beach where most...

2018 Pilgrimage to India and Nepal Co-lead by Wendy Garling

February 17–March 2, 2018  |  Arriving and departing from New Delhi, India

“In the Footsteps of the Buddha,” with Stories of Buddhism’s First Women, co-leaders Shantum Seth and Wendy Garling, presented by Buddhapath. In February 2018, Buddhapath will present an unprecedented new approach to the traditional Indian Buddhist pilgrimage. As we travel through the fertile plains of the Ganges and the lush foothills of the Himalayas to the sites where the Buddha was born, spent his childhood, practiced austerities, became enlightened, taught dharma, and passed away, we’ll tell his stories as well as those...

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...

Costa Rica Workshop with Kino MacGregor

March 3–4, 2018  |  Krama Yoga Escazú

Kino MacGregor will host a weekend yoga workshop at Krama Yoga Escazú.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

Three Day Ashtanga Immersion with Kino MacGregor

May 5–7, 2018  |  Seymour Leisure Centre

Delve deeply into the Ashtanga Yoga method with expert teacher Kino MacGregor. Classes are designed to be both useful independently and as a set upon which to build. Each morning practice will have ample time to include breakdowns and discussion of specific asanas as well as give crucial information about the Ashtanga Yoga method. Each day will be slightly different with focus shifting based on the students’ needs and the workshop topics. Drop in for one session or dive into...

Ashtanga Yoga Immersion with Kino MacGregor

May 10–13, 2018  |  Jivamukti Yoga Berlin

We are very grateful to welcome Kino MacGregor back to Berlin in 2018 for the 4th time in a row for a 4-day Ashtanga Yoga Immersion. Kino is known by many as one of the foremost Ashtanga Yoga teachers worldwide and as the youngest woman to receive (at the age of 29) certification as an Ashtanga Yoga teacher from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois directly. Don’t miss this one and only chance to study with this very special teacher in Germany...

The Women in Buddha’s Life: Stories and Reflections. A Weekend Residential Workshop Retreat with Wendy Garling

May 11–13, 2018  |  Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

Who were the women in Buddha’s life? What do we know about them? The conventional Buddha biography tells us very little, but casting a wider net we find an abundance of wonderful stories that flowed from early oral traditions to now overlooked Pali and Sanskrit sources. During this weekend course we will discuss and reflect on the stories of Maya, Gotami, Yashodhara and the harem wives, Sujata, Visakha, and others whose lives were inextricably bound with the Buddha’s, first as...

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...

Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat with Sharon Salzberg, Mark Coleman, and Oren J. Sofer

May 16–23, 2018  |  Insight Retreat Center

A lottery will be conducted for this retreat. Registrations are due by October 31, 2017. Metta is the Pali word for friendship or lovingkindness. It is taught as a meditation that cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart. With its roots in practices said to have been taught by the Buddha himself, metta is traditionally offered along with meditations that enrich compassion, joy in the happiness of others and equanimity. These practices lead to the development of concentration,...

Loving Awareness: A Retreat for Experienced Meditators with Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman Kornfield

June 14–17, 2018  |  Insight Retreat Center

A lottery will be conducted for this course. Registrations are due by November 7, 2017. Loving Awareness, practiced as mindfulness and metta, is the gateway to liberation. During this meditation retreat, we will join together as experienced practitioners to quiet the mind, open the heart and see our human life with the eyes of wisdom. The daily schedule for this course will follow a different format from other IMS retreats: in addition to guided meditations and alternate sitting and walking practice...

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...

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...