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October 2017

Conscious Capitalism: Consciousness as Activism

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for a constructive panel and workshop on how business, government, and individuals can work towards a more just society.

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Practicing Balance: A Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - November 2 @ 2:00 pm

This primarily silent, Jewish mindfulness meditation retreat will explore the ways in which our practice can support our capacity for finding healthy equilibrium in an off-kilter world. Led by Rabbis Jordan Bendat-Appell, Nancy Flam, and Sheila Peltz Weinberg.

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November 2017

Tsoknyi Rinpoche: Dreamlike Enlightenment: Understanding Illusion from a Dzogchen Perspective

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - November 9 @ 2:00 pm

If even enlightenment is said to be dreamlike, what is it to be fully awake, free from all illusion yet with a heart full of compassion? Rinpoche will teach on these profound themes in this retreat from a Dzogchen perspective.

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Bliss And Wisdom: Yoga Therapy For The Innermost Self

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - November 5 @ 1:45 pm

In this Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy retreat we will dive into the Wisdom (Vijnanamaya) and Bliss (Anandamaya) Bodies. Together these two Koshas or sheaths make up the innermost layers of the self. You’ll integrate all aspects of your practice into a unified system, finding the natural peace and bliss within.

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God is Love: A Journey into the Heart of Creation

November 10 @ 5:00 pm - November 16 @ 1:00 pm

A time apart to listen, reflect, be still, and come to know deeply that everything in the universe is prophetic witness of the divine.

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Twining Vines Sangha Retreat

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - November 12 @ 2:00 pm

Twining Vines Annual weekend retreat. This is an opportunity for us to spend a few days in silence together, with traditional daily Zen practice of seated and walking meditation, working together, Dharma talks, and chanting service.

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Still Mind Zendo Retreat

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - November 12 @ 1:00 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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Mark Matousek and Maria Sirois: Writing To Awaken

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - November 19 @ 2:00 pm

Every life is a mixture of shadow and light, loneliness and belonging, disconnection and communion with self and others. In this writing workshop we will explore what is gained, and potentially lost, in the ebb and flow of these experiences, and we’ll offer tools to help us flow between the states of loneliness and belonging with a bit more clarity, calm, curiosity, and humor.

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A Yoga Retreat for Women: Calm in the Whirlwind

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - November 19 @ 2:00 pm

Join Ingrid A. Marcroft, Co-Founder of the NYC yoga studio Upper West Side Yoga and Wellness, for our fourth annual women's retreat and be nourished by a warm and supportive circle of powerful women as we practice yoga, share, and restore together.

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Sharon Salzberg and George Mumford: Being Mindful: Enriching Your Everyday Life

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - November 19 @ 2:00 pm

Join Sharon Salzberg and George Mumford for a weekend retreat exploring the vast potential of life through the cultivation of mindfulness and compassion. Together, Sharon and George offer a complimentary mix of mindfulness and compassion practices for daily life that have helped many in work, relationships, play and everyday happiness.

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Everyday Love: A Conversation on Relationships with Sharon Salzberg and Ethan Nichtern

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Is it possible to live an awakened life even in our everyday relationships? Is there such a thing as true love? What does meditation teach us about living with true connection?

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December 2017

Feldenkrais Educational Foundation: Passing The Torch Legacy Forum

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - December 5 @ 1:00 pm

We are gathering to continue the conversation among current training staff and highly experienced members about the future of the educational process for our profession.

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Mark Nepo: The One Life We’re Given: Finding the Wisdom that Waits in Your Heart

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - December 3 @ 2:00 pm

Mark Nepo will lead an evening reading and conversation exploring The Way Under the Way on Friday, followed by a weekend workshop to explore The One Life We''re Given.

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Performance Wellness: Using Music and Sound as Your Path to Healing, Creativity and Wholeness

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - December 3 @ 2:00 pm

We all in our lifetimes go through an abundance of “performances.” Whether you are a performing artist, a salesman, a quarterback, a corporate CEO, a teacher, a judge, a news anchor, a preacher, or a best man holding a speech for the “dearly beloved," when we take the stage, the “wellness” of our mind, body, and heart is often taken for granted. Performance Wellness does not take the “wellness” of your being for granted as you go through a “performance.” Performance Wellness is a unique practice that uses specifically designed modules as tools for healing those inner voices that control our life’s performances, whether they are personal or professional.

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Mark Nepo: The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This reading and conversation will center on our connection to the depth of life, that place of true meeting that is always near, where we chance to discover our shared humanity, and common thread of spirit. Through poetry, story, journaling, and dialogue, Mark will guide participants into conversation with their own journey.

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Sharon Salzberg and Sylvia Boorstein: Integrity as the Path to Happiness

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - December 10 @ 2:00 pm

In this retreat we will explore the path to an enlightened heart and mind through the lens of integrity. The Buddha is said to have focused on developing the qualities of virtue—Generosity, Morality, Renunciation, Wisdom, Energy, Patience, Truthfulness, Determination, Lovingkindness and Equinimity—as the basis for his liberation through keen and loving attention. We will explore how these virtues are manifestations of wisdom as well as supports for it.

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Experimenting with Voice along the Borders of Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - December 17 @ 2:00 pm

A Twenty-First Century Writing Workshop. Join renowned poets Robert Polito and Gregory Pardlo for a transformative weekend of literary and artistic exploration—curated by Rozanne Gold

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Cultivating Inner Stillness for the Winter Solstice: A Special Retreat on How to Meditate

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - December 17 @ 2:00 pm

This special retreat will focus on learning how to meditate, and include talks, sitting and walking meditation, yoga in place, guided meditation, group discussion, and optional one-on-one interviews with a meditation instructor.

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Meredith Monk: Voice as Practice

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - December 17 @ 2:00 pm

The voice, the original human instrument, is an eloquent language of the heart that delineates energy for which we don’t have words. This workshop offers a place where voice, movement and image intersect to create a unique opportunity for participants to discover their own personal richness.

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Village Zendo Year-End Meditation Retreat with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara

December 26, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - January 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am

The Village Zendo''s year-end retreat is the perfect place for meditation, reflection, and deep silence. There are daily dharma talks and opportunities to meet with Village Zendo teachers, as well as time to rest and enjoy the beauty of the Hudson River Valley.

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January 2018

Embodying Practice: A New Year’s Resolution Retreat

January 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - January 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Begin the New Year with a resolution and intention to become more aware of the body and trust in its innate wisdom.

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NYZCCC: Winter Sesshin: Appreciate Your Life

January 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - January 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Sesshin is an opportunity to touch your essential nature and bring heart and mind together. It is the core of Zen practice. We will be exploring the Zen teaching of Taizan Maezumi Roshi—"Appreciate Your Life - The Essence of Zen Practice."

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Personal Retreat Weekend

January 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - January 14, 2018 @ 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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Grand Master Nan Lu: Tao of Healing – Qi Weekend

January 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - January 28, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - February 4, 2018 @ 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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Westchester Buddhist Center: Annual Weeklong Retreat

February 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - February 23, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - March 2, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - March 4, 2018 @ 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 Ciette, Sensei Carl Bachmann.

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Morning Star Zendo Retreat: Beyond Mindfulness

March 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - March 4, 2018 @ 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 Ciette, Sensei Carl Bachmann.

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Still Mind Zendo Retreat

March 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - March 4, 2018 @ 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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Bön Shen Ling: Four Chakras Sound Healing Mother Tantric Teaching

March 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - March 11, 2018 @ 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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Sharon Salzberg and the Holistic Life Foundation: People Who Care for People

March 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - March 11, 2018 @ 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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Lawrence Edwards: Living Through Dying

March 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - March 18, 2018 @ 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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Rabbi Yael Levy: Softening the Heart, Strengthening the Spirit

March 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - March 18, 2018 @ 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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Practice Mindfulness on the Spring Equinox: A Special Retreat on How to Meditate

March 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - March 25, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - April 8, 2018 @ 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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Dragon’s Way Deep Dive Retreat

April 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - April 15, 2018 @ 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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Loch Kelly: Effortless Mindfulness Retreat

April 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - April 29, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - April 29, 2018 @ 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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May 2018

Meg Levie and Marc Lesser: Search Inside Yourself

May 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - May 6, 2018 @ 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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June 2018

Grand Master Nan Lu: Tao of Healing – Qi Weekend

June 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - June 10, 2018 @ 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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July 2018

Open Gate Sangha: 5-Night Silent Retreat with Mukti

July 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - July 13, 2018 @ 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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CARE for Teachers: Twelfth Annual Retreat

July 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - August 3, 2018 @ 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

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche: Dzogchen Retreat

August 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - August 26, 2018 @ 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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September 2018

Grand Master Nan Lu: Tao of Healing – Qi Weekend

September 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - September 9, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - September 16, 2018 @ 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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Personal Retreat Weekend

September 28, 2018 @ 12:00 am - September 30, 2018 @ 12:00 am

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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November 2018

Personal Retreat Weekend

November 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - November 4, 2018 @ 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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Still Mind Zendo Retreat

November 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - November 18, 2018 @ 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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