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,...

Jewels from the Profound Treasury – Ri-mé Society

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

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...

Sesshin with Norman Fischer

November 11–17, 2017  |  Mountain Rain Zen Center, Vancouver, BC

Sesshin—a deep immersion in the ancient Way of Zen Sesshin means “touching the heart/mind.” Since the time of the Buddha practitioners have gathered in community during the rainy season to deepen their practice and touch the true nature of Mind. Please join our guiding teacher Zoketsu Norman Fischer and resident teachers Myoshin Kate McCandless and Shinmon Michael Newton, for this six-day residential retreat on the shores of pristine Loon Lake.

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,...

All Day Sitting with Norman Fischer

November 19, 2017 | 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.  |  Naturebridge, Sausalito, CA

One Day Retreat. Conclusion of Fall Practice Period. Lead by Chris Fortin and includes Shuso Ceremony. These traditional yet relaxed all day sittings begin at 9:00 a.m. and include meditation, a silent lunch, dharma talk/discussion, and dokusan (private meeting with Norman or other teachers).

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...

Miracle of Each Moment: Inspiration from the Teachings of Zen Master Dogen

November 25–26, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  |  Mountain Cloud Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM

A weekend workshop with Kazuaki Tanahashi and Henry Shukman at Mountain Cloud Zen Center. November 25–26, 2017 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. each day (lunch provided) Cost: $130 Join us for meditation, dharma talks, discussion, and demonstrations of calligraphy, all inspired by Master Dogen’s teachings. This is a non-residential retreat. However, for those coming from out of town, basic lodging is available in our guest room or in our cabins. If you would like to stay in one of our cabins, please let us know by emailing...

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...

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

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Naropa University – Nalanda, Boulder, CO

Join us for an evening with Wendy Garling, who will present her book, Stars of Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha’s Life. Book signing to follow. Wendy Garling has a BA from Wellesley College and an MA in Sanskrit language and literature from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner since her travels to Asia in her twenties, and she took refuge with HH the 16th Karmapa in San Francisco in 1976. In 1998...

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...

Create Your Yantra: A Drawing Class to Invoke the Goddess Within with Sarah Tomlinson

December 2, 2017 | 2:15–6:30 p.m.  |  Dhyana Yoga Arts, Chester, NJ

In this introductory class you will be guided through the steps needed to create your own personal Yantra. The Yantra once created reflects your beauty back to you. This is a wonderful practice, and one that continues when you take your completed Yantra home to meditate upon. A Yantra is a sacred symbol used to purify the subtle body and bring you into a state of wholeness and balance. This healing symbol opens the body and prepares you for meditation...

Author Presentation and Signing with Baxter Bell and Nina Zolotow

December 2, 2017 | 5:30–7:30 p.m.  |  Mountain Yoga Studio, Oakland, CA

A celebration of the much-anticipated release of the book Yoga for Healthy Aging by Nina Zolotow and MYoga’s own Baxter Bell. Meet the authors over refreshments, hear segments from the book, and get your advance copy! Q&A from 6:00–7:00 p.m. Free to the public. Please register to RSVP.

Annual Rohatsu Sesshin with Norman Fischer

December 2–9, 2017  |  Mar de Jade, Chacala, Mexico

This silent Zen meditation retreat, held two times per year, is a unique opportunity to practice a traditional sesshin in a bilingual and bicultural setting. It is led in English and Spanish, with a mixture of participants from Mexico, US, and Canada, with varying levels of experience. While the practice is intensive, there is a rest time for enjoying the beach and the beautiful natural surroundings. The retreat is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned students. It is possible to bring family...

Hitbodedut: Cultivating Spontaneous Conversations with God with Rabbi David Jaffe

December 3–29, 2017  |  Online Module

According to Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, hitbodedut–talking spontaneously with God–every day is the most powerful path to spiritual growth. Over these four weeks we will try out this potent practice, starting with small amounts of time and building each week. Daily assignments will explore preparing to speak; setting intentions, time, and space for practice; and closing a session. We will address what it means to have a conversation when you are not sure whom you are speaking to or if...

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...

Coloring Yantras Book Launch Party with Sarah Tomlinson

December 5, 2017 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  Land Yoga, New York, NY

Come and celebrate the publication of Coloring Yantras, the comprehensive and beautiful coloring book by Sarah Tomlinson. Sarah and Ambika will provide a chanting and coloring experience for you to celebrate with us. What to expect: A short talk with Sarah Tomlinson Chanting with Ambika Cooper Coloring meditation (a Goddess Yantra card of your choice to color and keep) Booksigning and refreshments Your own signed copy of Coloring Yantras to take home! Please preregister for your evening. $25, includes festivities...

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.

Makor Or Hanukkah Day-Long Meditation Retreat with Norman Fischer

December 10, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Bringing Light into the Darkness Join Makor Or for a celebration of the coming holiday of Hanukkah. Join together for silent meditation, discussion and prayer as we celebrate and nurture the small flame within our souls that illuminates the darkness. Join teachers Norman Fischer and Rabbi Dorothy Richman for this retreat. We will meditate, chant Jewish prayer and study together. No previous experience with meditation, Hebrew or prayer is necessary. All are welcome. Please refrain from wearing scented products to...

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.

New York Insight – Staying Balanced in Challenging Times – with Joseph Goldstein & Sharon Salzberg

December 15, 2017 | 7:00–9:00 p.m.  |  New York Insight Meditation Center, New York, NY

Join Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein for a benefit evening in support of the New York Insight Meditation Center. The topic for the evening is Staying Balanced in Challenging Times.

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.

All Day Sitting with Norman Fischer

December 17, 2017 | 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.  |  Naturebridge, Sausalito, CA

One Day Retreat. Lead by Norman Fischer. These traditional yet relaxed all day sittings begin at 9:00 a.m. and include meditation, a silent lunch, dharma talk/discussion, and dokusan (private meeting with Norman or other teachers).

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.

What NOW – An Integral Life Conference

December 29, 2017–January 1, 2018  |  Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, CO

What NOW is a four-day year-end conference in Broomfield, Colorado, that will help you navigate and explore the era of massive worldwide disruption we now find ourselves in. FROM “WHAT NEXT” TO “WHAT NOW” When we came together at the What Next conference nearly five years ago, we offered our own bold visions for the future of consciousness, culture, and technology, embracing the notion that we were on the precipice of a major global transition, preparing to take a “momentous...

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...

Author Presentation and Signing with Kimberly Ann Johnson

January 11, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.  |  Boulder Book Store

Kimberly Ann Johnson will speak about and sign her new book, The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality.  Vouchers to attend will be $5. Vouchers are good for $5 off the author’s featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased in advance at the store, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event.

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...

Author Presentation and Signing with Kimberly Ann Johnson

January 16, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.  |  Warwick's

Kimberly Ann Johnson will speak about and sign her new book, The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions, and Restoring Your Vitality. 

13th Annual EDZ Women’s Retreat with Norman Fischer

January 19–21, 2018  |  Angela Center, Santa Rosa, CA

The 13th annual Everyday Zen Women’s Retreat: January 19 to January 21, 2018, at the Angela Center in the golden hills of Santa Rosa, 40 miles north of San Francisco. The retreat is open to women who have a practice relationship with Everyday Zen, through weekly seminars, monthly sittings, annual sesshin, Everyday Zen Dialogues, or participation in other EDZ sanghas or activities, in the Bay Area or elsewhere. E-mail Susan Grand, your devoted retreat registrar, with any questions: susanAgrand@gmail.com

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...

Essentials Yoga Training with Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor

January 22–26, 2018  |  Yoga Workshop, Boulder, CO

So often we find gaps in our practice and understanding of yoga. We get confused not just about the bothersome disparities between the great variety of techniques and philosophies but also about the apparent differences between alignment and flow, asana and pranayama, theory and practice. This five-day intensive will help to fill in some of these gaps. In the morning sessions we will ground our study with an in-depth exploration of the internal patterns of breath and alignment found in...

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...

Create Your Yantra with Sarah Tomlinson

January 28, 2018 | 1:00–5:00 p.m.  |  Laughing Lotus, San Francisco, CA

Join Sarah in this step-by-step method to creating your own Yantra. You will select from a number of goddess and planetary yantras provided. After finding the one that suits you most at this time, Sarah will guide you through the drawing and coloring stages to its creation. You will leave with your own Yantra to meditate with at home. This will be uplifting to all who see it and reside in the space. No previous art experience is necessary. Please...

Advanced Intensive with Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor

January 29–February 2, 2018  |  Yoga Workshop, Boulder, CO

This year’s course will include Mysore practice and in-depth work on pranayama and the anatomy of breathing. We will also focus on the intricacies of inner forms as they apply to the intermediate series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system. In order for our practice to have a delightful effect, we need to approach the asana practice with a contemplative understanding of the subtle art of pranayama, mudra, and bandha. Without this deeper understanding, the practice of asana can lead to injury and a mechanical,...

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...

Ashtanga Vinyasa: Internal Forms, Subtle Practices, and Technical Skills with Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor

February 16–18, 2018  |  Yoga Yoga Westlake, Austin, TX

Please join us in welcoming yoga pioneers Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor to Yoga Yoga for the first time. With over four decades of study each, ranging from from Zen Buddhism, Sufism, Sanskrit, and philosophy, plus direct studies with B. K. S. Iyengar and their primary teacher, the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Richard and Mary are regarded with the highest respect amongst their peers, and it is our honor to have them share their wisdom. The weekend is rooted...

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...

A Drop of Nectar: Internal Forms, Breath and Mudra with Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor

March 2, 2018 | 4:00–6:00 p.m.  |  Ashtanga Yoga Confluence, San Diego, CA

True nectar is said to be composed of compassion, insight, and humor. It is released from the root of the palate when the inhaling pattern of prana and the exhaling pattern of apana unite to form mulabandha into a proper mudra. Ashtanga Vinyasa is the continuous cultivation of this fine ambrosial drink achieved by following a thread of its flavor through and between postures, breaths, thoughts, and techniques. In this class we will explore opening and then releasing vivid, internal,...

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...

The 18th Vajra Vidya International Seminar with Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

March 5–16, 2018  |  Vajra Vidya Institute, Varanasi, India

Teaching: Chapter 4 on Carefulness and Chapter 5 on Mindfulness from The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva Seminar Fee: $100 US or rupee equivalent For more information and registration for VVI accommodation, contact: Gloria Jones, seminar coordinator, glorialynnjones@gmail.com

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.

Zen Calligraphy Intensive with Kazuaki Tanahashi

March 12–18, 2018  |  Mercy Center, Burlingame, CA

Immerse yourself in exploring Zen calligraphy near San Francisco, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Daily activities will include meditation, readings of Zen texts, and lectures on the history of East Asian calligraphy. You will practice with formal, semi-cursive, and cursive characters as well as their artistic interpretations during class and studio time. You will learn how to paint your favorite phrases, then mount your calligraphy for display. You will experiment with brushes and paper of different sizes, painting...

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.

A Drop of Nectar: Internal Forms, Breath, and Mudra Retreat with Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor

March 25–April 7, 2018  |  Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand

True nectar is said to be composed of compassion, insight, and humor. It is released from the root of the palate when the inhaling pattern of prana and the exhaling pattern of apana unite to form mulabandha into a proper mudra. Ashtanga Vinyasa is the continuous cultivation of this fine ambrosial drink achieved by following a thread of its flavor through and between postures, breaths, thoughts, and techniques. In this workshop, through postures of the primary and intermediate series of...

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.

Namo Buddha Seminar in Nepal with Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

March 31–April 4, 2018  |  Shree Mangal Dvip School Shrinehall, Boudha Tinchuli, Nepal

Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche will teach on: Subject: Two selected songs (dohas) from the collection of Khenpo Gangshar Wangpo The seminar will be held at Shree Mangal Dvip School Shrinehall in Boudha Tinchuli. (Thrangu Rinpoche’s school for Himalayan children) No pre-registration is necessary for the seminar. Registration and fee payment will be on Thursday, March 30, at Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery (located close to the Boudha Stupa). Seminar Fee: $50 US or rupee equivalent

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...

Yoga for Healthy Aging Intensive with Baxter Bell

April 15–22, 2018  |  Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Stockbridge, MA

For yoga practitioners at all levels and yoga teachers. Join Baxter Bell and Melina Meza for an enlightening and informative program that focuses on practical strategies for a lifetime of vitality and well-being. This intensive includes expert medical information and therapeutic yoga postures for maintaining physical, mental, and emotional wellness throughout life. Practitioners learn to set themselves up for a lifetime of healthy living; 200-hour yoga teachers have the opportunity to receive Yoga for Healthy Aging certification. Come learn: Daily...

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.

Yantra Drawing and Coloring with Sarah Tomlinson

May 4, 2018 | 1:00–5:00 p.m.  |  Yoga Union, New York, NY

A brilliant visual meditation with Sarah Tomlinson, one of the few Americans trained to teach this material in the West. As with asana, pranayama, and meditation, Yantra painting alters the internal landscape, changes the vibratory content of one’s being, and can bring about profound healing. This is a rare occasion to spend time focused on the beauty and precision of line and color while experiencing the transformative effects of this ancient practice. Sarah Tomlinson studied with Harish Johari, one of...

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,...

Real Freedom – Retreat with Joan Halifax & Sharon Salzberg

May 25–28, 2018  |  Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM

In this weekend retreat, we learn how to distinguish skillful habits that lead to awareness and a sense of deep connection, and free ourselves from unskillful habits that reinforce a sense of separation. Mindfulness allows us to reach into our hearts and open them, reorienting to compassion. Through lovingkindness practice, we can cultivate courage by taking risks to break free of the limits and expectations of love that we habitually carry for so long. In doing so, we can gradually...

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...

Teachers Intensive with Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor

July 9–August 3, 2018  |  Yoga Workshop, Boulder, CO

We offer monthlong Teachers Intensives through the Yoga Workshop. The purpose of the course is to begin an exploration of the internal principles and forms of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga at a level that will deepen one’s practice and make teaching a natural outcome of practice. Always returning to our own personal experience, we will explore the practices and philosophies of yoga, their contexts, purposes, patterns, and limitations. Examining the tradition from multiple viewpoints should give depth and sophistication to the...

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...

Step by Step: Balancing, Reframing, Opening, and Letting Go Retreat with Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor

October 14–24, 2018  |  Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand

For Ashtanga practitioners, sometimes the most difficult—if not dreaded—part of the practice is sitting still. Yet taking time to cultivate finishing postures, pranayama forms, as well as meditation practice can enliven and bring a whole new depth to our daily asana practice. In this 10-day retreat, we will focus on the balancing combination of asana, meditation, and breathing practices. Each day we will sit, practice Mysore style, chant, explore postures in depth in guided sessions, and work with the philosophical...