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January 2018

Grand Master Nan Lu: Tao of Healing – Qi Weekend

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - January 28 @ 2:00 pm

This unique “Qi Weekend” brings together students who are studying Wu Ming Qigong under the guidance of Grand Master Nan Lu, OMD.

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February 2018

Bön Shen Ling: Ten Phurpas Father Tantric Teaching

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - February 4 @ 2:00 pm

The Phurpa is one of the most potent energetic teachings of Bön, the indigenous religion of Tibet. By guiding Wisdom energy through a one-pointed focus with the intensity of a thunderbolt using the spiritual implement of the Phurpa, we can quickly transform and balance other people’s negative energy, dissolve our own internal fears and life struggles, as well as greatly strengthen our healing energies.

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Jacob Burns Film Center: The Meditative Life Film Series

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - February 27 @ 7:00 pm

Jacob Burns Film Center presents the Meditative Life 2018: Meaning, Happiness, and Connection.

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Opening Night Film and Reception: Meditative Life Film Series

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for the opening night film (Ram Dass: Going Home) and reception of Meditative Life 2018: Meaning, Happiness, and Connection, a film series at the Jacob Burns Film Center. After the film, Jane Kolleeny will be moderating a discussion with Krishna Das.

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Krishna Das: Heart of Devotion Retreat

February 8 @ 3:00 pm - February 11 @ 2:00 pm

Join Krishna Das for a weekend retreat of chanting and devotional heart-opening practices. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with a group of dedicated seekers and immerse yourself in practices, teachings and discussions. The retreat program consist of two evening kirtans and two afternoon workshops led by Krishna Das; group chanting of Hanuman Chalisas with Nina Rao.

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Westchester Buddhist Center: Annual Weeklong Retreat

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - February 23 @ 2:00 pm

The Westchester Buddhist Center’s Sixth Annual Retreat will focus on the four foundations of mindfulness. We will examine the Buddha’s teachings on the practice of mindfulness and his presentation of that in the Satipatthana Sutta, along with traditional interpretations and an alternative interpretation by Chogyam Trungpa.

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B. Alan Wallace and Eve Ekman: Cultivating Emotional Balance

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - March 2 @ 2:00 pm

This evidence-based training was developed at the request of the Dalai Lama after a Mind and Life Institute meeting on "Destructive Emotions" led by renowned emotion psychologist Paul Ekman and eminent Buddhist scholar, writer, and teacher Alan Wallace. The secular curriculum for this workshop was designed to bring participants a rich and in-depth understanding of their own emotional lives and guide them towards their overarching goals of a meaningful life. It draws from Western and Eastern contemplative-informed skills delivered through lectures, small group workshops, and guided instruction for personal reflection and direct experience.

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March 2018

Empty Bowl Zendo: Silent Sesshin

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - March 4 @ 2:00 pm

This silent retreat explores Zen practice from an experiential and embodied perspective, and includes: seated and walking meditation, dharma talks, and private interview with the teachers. This retreat will jointly lead by Roshi Kennedy, Sensei Ray Cicetti, Sensei Carl Bachmann.

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Morning Star Zendo Retreat: Beyond Mindfulness

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - March 4 @ 2:00 pm

This silent retreat explores Zen practice from an experiential and embodied perspective, and includes: seated and walking meditation, dharma talks, and private interview with the teachers. This retreat will jointly lead by Roshi Kennedy, Sensei Ray Cicetti, Sensei Carl Bachmann.

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Still Mind Zendo Retreat

March 2 @ 3:00 pm - March 4 @ 2:00 pm

This weekend of silent meditation with a warm and supportive community of Zen practitioners, and open to all, includes an Introduction to Zen component, an opportunity to meet privately with one of our teachers, dharma talks and time for reflection.

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Sharon Salzberg and the Holistic Life Foundation: People Who Care for People

March 9 @ 3:00 pm - March 11 @ 2:00 pm

People who care for people play a vital role in our communities, whether in intimate family circles, larger social networks, or the wide array of helping professions in healthcare, education, social justice, and more. Often it is caregivers who support the front lines of our society: helping those who face challenges on a daily basis. However, this support can come at a high personal cost, leading to frustration, exhaustion, and a fast track to burnout.

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Bön Shen Ling: Four Chakras Sound Healing Mother Tantric Teaching

March 9 @ 3:00 pm - March 11 @ 2:00 pm

Sound healing is widely practiced in monasteries throughout Tibet. Drumming and chanting are used for sound meditation and connecting to wisdom, the singing bowl is played while reciting mantras to bring about a powerful healing meditation to calm the mind, the Tibetan gong uses the vibration of sound as well as mantras and meditation to generate healing energy, and the Bön bell sound invokes the wisdom deity.

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Ron Young: Spiritual Healing for the Healers of the World

March 14 @ 3:00 pm - March 20 @ 2:30 pm

This advanced seven day immersion training Spiritual Healing for the Healers of the World, offers a profound reorganization within Self in relation to God and Spirit. This training is offered to healers of all traditions and practices, including traditional healers, physicians, psychotherapists, educators, and to all who are called.

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Rabbi Yael Levy: Softening the Heart, Strengthening the Spirit

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - March 18 @ 2:00 pm

During Passover, the Festival of Liberation, we are urged to feel as if we too are being brought into a wide expanse of freedom and possibility. On this pre-Pesach retreat, we will engage in practices to lift our spirits, soften our hearts and expand our awareness so that courage, inspiration and connection can rise and guide us forward.

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Lawrence Edwards: Living Through Dying

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - March 18 @ 2:00 pm

Learn meditative and spiritual practices that empower you to understand and move through the many forms that death takes in life – the death of relationships, loved ones, hopes and dreams, and ultimately oneself. Death opens the way for new life and expanded consciousness when we are prepared to journey through it.

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Robert Wright with Rev. Dr. Serene Jones: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Robert Wright, the New York Times bestselling author of The Evolution of God and The Moral Animal, talks with Rev. Dr. Serene Jones about his new book Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment.

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An Intimate Encounter With Grief

March 23 @ 3:00 pm - March 25 @ 2:00 pm

The benefits of a bereavement group are the support and connection the group provides during the grieving process. This retreat will offer you an opportunity to tell your story to others who are grieving, identify and work on feelings - particularly the difficult ones of guilt, regret and anger - and honor the legacy of the person you have lost.

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Practice Mindfulness on the Spring Equinox: A Special Retreat on How to Meditate

March 23 @ 3:00 pm - March 25 @ 2:00 pm

This retreat will focus on the practice of meditation, appealing to new meditators, those with a developed practice, and those simply seeking renewal in the serenity of a contemplative environment.

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April 2018

Waking Up Fabulous: Taking Refuge in Every Moment, Every Day, for the Benefit of All

April 5 @ 3:00 pm - April 8 @ 2:00 pm

In challenging times, taking Refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha can help us meet the hardships of life. Never has this felt more important for LGBTIQ folks and our world! During this silent retreat, we will explore and practice the blessing of each of these Refuges.

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Grand Master Nan Lu: Dragon’s Way® Deep Dive Retreat

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - April 15 @ 11:30 am

Under the guidance of Grand Master Nan Lu, you will practice specific Qigong movements that create an internal flow of vital energy, engage in group experiences, and mellow out with meditations. You will also have time to ask your questions of the master.

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Rupert Spira: The Essence of Non-Duality

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join renowned spiritual teacher Rupert Spira as we explore the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great spiritual traditions, such as Advaita Vedanta, Kashmir Shaivism, Buddhism, mystical Christianity, Zen and Sufism, and which is also the ever-present reality of our own experience.

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Rupert Spira: The Essence of Non-Duality

April 20 @ 3:00 pm - April 27 @ 2:00 pm

In his meetings, Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions, such as Advaita Vedanta, Kashmir Shivaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Mystical Christianity, Sufism, Zen, and so on, and which is also the direct, ever-present reality of our own experience.

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Loch Kelly: Effortless Mindfulness: Level 2 Retreat

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - April 29 @ 2:00 pm

In this weekend retreat, we will first learn how to unhook awareness from thinking and have it turn around to be aware from awake awareness. Then, we will begin to welcome and liberate our inner shadow parts from effortless heart mindfulness. Effortless mindfulness helps us shift from a self-centered identity to an empty, yet open-hearted, way of seeing and being.

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Personal Retreat Weekend

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - April 29 @ 2:00 pm

A silent, unstructured personal retreat for meditators with a developed practice and those seeking renewal in the serenity of a contemplative environment.

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Venerable Amy Miller: Karma and the Nature of Mind

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - April 29 @ 2:00 pm

A weekend retreat to expand our understanding of why we operate the way we do and how we can transform less than positive experiences into pathways to happiness and fulfillment

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May 2018

Affordable and Supportive Housing Leaders Retreat

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - May 4 @ 2:00 pm

Community, Contemplation, Cooperation and finest Hudson Valley Meals for these stressful times. For CEO’s and organization leaders working in the field. For information and application, contact Dawn Mottram on dmottram@rosecompanies.com

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Toko Kyudojo: 20th Anniversary Celebration with Don Symanski

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - May 6 @ 2:00 pm

This year our program will celebrate our teacher Don Symanski. We will review the past twenty years of annual programs and revisit old shooting forms.

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Meg Levie and Marc Lesser: Search Inside Yourself

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - May 6 @ 2:00 pm

Developed at Google and based on the latest in neuroscience research, the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program teaches attention and mindfulness training that build the core emotional intelligence skills needed for effective leadership. The program kicks off with a powerful and interactive in-person experience and is followed by a 4-week online practice period to sustain and integrate learning and growth from the inside-out.

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River View Poetry Getaway

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - May 6 @ 2:00 pm

Write. Relax. Reconnect. Join us for a writing retreat to recharge your creative spirit, awaken your imagination and breathe new life into your poetry. Enjoy encouraging workshops, supportive feedback, healthy meals and a nurturing community.

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Marla Teyolia and Crystal McCreary: Pause + Press Play: A Self-Care Retreat for Women of Color

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - May 6 @ 2:00 pm

Taking time to replenish body, mind, and spirit is a radical form of activism. This weekend is curated to create sacred space to lean into the areas of your life that need the most attention and love through the art of yoga, mindfulness, creativity, and play.

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Self Realization Fellowship Regional Weekend Retreat

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - May 20 @ 2:00 pm

Self-Realization Fellowship's Regional Weekend Retreat is a silent retreat conducted by its monastics and includes classes on Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings, group meditations, kirtan, and inspirational talks. Students are encouraged to use the ample free time for personal meditation, introspection, and deep reflection.

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Unplugged: A Sound and Yoga Retreat with Amy Soucy, David Ellenbogen, and Shawna Emerick

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - May 27 @ 2:00 pm

In today's world of endless noise and distraction, we invite you to take part in a weekend retreat that will allow you to slow down and bask in silence, healing sound, and nourishing yoga practices. Join teachers and guides Amy Soucy, David Ellenbogen, and Shawna Emerick for a true digital detox over Memorial Day weekend.

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John Tarrant: Attention Is the Most Basic Form of Love: A Workshop on the Creative Stories of Zen

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - May 27 @ 2:00 pm

In this workshop, we will dive into the great questions of who we are and why we are here. You will learn meditations that will follow you around like a good dog or a friend. These meditations will always be there when you need them. There will be teaching sessions, sitting meditation, exercises in embodiment, walking meditation, poetry, conversation, and writing.

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June 2018

Mind and Life Summer Research Institute

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - June 8 @ 2:00 pm

The Mind & Life Summer Research Institute (SRI) is a week-long immersive experience designed to foster collaborative research in behavioral science, neuroscience, clinical science and the humanities, based on a process of inquiry, dialogue and collaboration with contemplative practitioners and scholars. The 2018 program will investigate cultural forces of difference through scientific, philosophical, sociological and first-person perspectives.

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Grand Master Nan Lu: Tao of Healing – Qi Weekend

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - June 10 @ 2:00 pm

This unique “Qi Weekend” brings together students who are studying Wu Ming Qigong under the guidance of Grand Master Nan Lu, OMD.

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Into Unity Consciousness: The Christian Contemplative Journey

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - June 17 @ 1:00 pm

A time apart to listen, to reflect, to be still and come to know deeply that the Christian contemplative journey is about opening and consenting to the divine presence and action in a process of interior transformation. One’s way of seeing reality changes in this process and a restructuring of consciousness takes place which empowers one to perceive, relate and respond to everyday life with increasing sensitivity to the divine presence in, through and beyond everything that happens.

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New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care Summer Sesshin: Teachings on the Zen Precepts

June 15 @ 3:00 pm - June 22 @ 2:00 pm

Sesshin means “touching the heart-mind”. It is a cornerstone of Zen practice. Sesshin is an intensive practice period offering an opportunity to experience your essential nature. At our annual summer silent retreat, we will practice zazen together under the guidance of NYZCCC teachers Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell and Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, and their teacher, Sensei Dorothy Dai-En Friedman.

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July 2018

Open Gate Sangha: 5-Night Silent Retreat with Mukti

July 8 @ 3:00 pm - July 13 @ 2:00 pm

Mukti offers silent retreats to nurture the emergence of spirit into consciousness. To support this intention, this retreat includes several periods of daily meditation as well as two talks by Mukti with opportunity for dialogue with her.

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Personal Retreat Weekend

July 13 @ 3:00 pm - July 15 @ 2:00 pm

A silent, unstructured personal retreat for meditators with a developed practice and those seeking renewal in the serenity of a contemplative environment.

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Lama Surya Das: The Natural Great Awakening: Dzogchen Center’s Summer 2018 Meditation Retreat

July 14 @ 3:00 pm - July 21 @ 2:00 pm

We invite you to join Dzogchen Lineage Holder Lama Surya Das for our annual Summer Dzogchen Meditation Retreat at the beautiful Garrison Institute as we awaken to the joy of naturally-arising timeless awareness and discover the View, Meditation and Action of the Great Perfection: timeless and inspiring heart-essence instructions passed down in this contemplative tradition for many centuries.

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Mindful Schools Year-Long Certification Program – Closing Retreat Class of 2018

July 23 @ 3:00 pm - July 29 @ 2:00 pm

This is a private retreat for those participants completing the Mindful Schools Year-Long Certification Program.

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CARE for Teachers: Twelfth Annual Retreat

July 30 @ 3:00 pm - August 3 @ 2:00 pm

Professional development training for teachers, promoting mindfulness through contemplative practices, helping teachers better manage students' and their own emotions.

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August 2018

Frank Ostaseski & Roshi Joan Halifax: Being with Dying: A Retreat on Compassionate Care of the Dying

August 3 @ 3:00 pm - August 5 @ 2:00 pm

In this intensive weekend, we will explore the cultivation of the essential mental/heart qualities and practical skills that allow us to accompany people who are dying and their families through the experience of a catastrophic illness and the dying process. This involves the development of a steady, compassionate, and present-centered awareness that supports us in being strong and stable advocates for those who are suffering and dying. It also affords us the means to be deeply enriched by our care of others.

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Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

August 12 @ 3:00 pm - August 17 @ 2:00 pm

The 5-Day MSC Intensive is a deep dive into the practice of self-compassion in a retreat setting, and designed to cultivate self-compassion skills for daily life.

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Azul Trilogy: Three Portals of Healing

August 17 @ 3:00 pm - August 22 @ 2:00 pm

Azul Trilogy is 6 day conscious movement retreat through Three Portals of Healing: Mother, Father and God, which point us toward our childhood, and help us identify a core wound. Inside the portals reside all areas of human conflict and struggle, as well as our key to freedom.

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Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche: Dzogchen Retreat

August 22 @ 3:00 pm - August 26 @ 2:00 pm

The purpose of the retreat, which is designed for both beginning and advanced practitioners, is to introduce the participants to the true nature of our mind through the practice of Dzogchen meditation. The Buddha teaches that we each possess, as our ultimate nature, a pure all-encompassing wisdom, filled with compassion, rather than attachment.

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Jack Kornfield: Loving Awareness, Wisdom, and Compassion in Tough Times

August 31 @ 3:00 pm - September 3 @ 2:00 pm

Join us in practice—in the midst of success and difficulty, collective and personal—to quiet the mind, open the heart, and awaken to courage, joy, and steady compassion together. Through heartfelt teachings, dialogue and questions, wisdom practices, delicious silence, and the psychology of the awakened heart we will learn how to live with inner freedom and love and to bring these blessings to the world.

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September 2018

Grand Master Nan Lu: Tao of Healing – Qi Weekend

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - September 9 @ 2:00 pm

This unique “Qi Weekend” brings together students who are studying Wu Ming Qigong under the guidance of Grand Master Nan Lu, OMD.

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Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg: Experiencing Insight and Love

September 13 @ 3:00 pm - September 16 @ 2:00 pm

By engaging in traditional practices of mindfulness and lovingkindness, we develop insight through greater awareness of the full range of our experiences, and deepen compassion for ourselves and others.

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Alan Wallace: Lucid Dreaming and Dream Yoga

September 18 @ 3:00 pm - September 25 @ 2:00 pm

During this week-long retreat, Alan Wallace will discuss the relation between lucid dreaming and dream yoga, including areas of complementarity and divergence. In addition, throughout the week, retreatants will be taught how to engage in the daytime and nighttime practices of dream yoga.

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