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June 2018

Daylong Meditation Retreat with Shaila Catherine: “Relax, Let Go, Keep Trying!”

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sierra Foot & Ankle / Ascent Physical Therapy, 2350 S.. Carson St., #3
Carson City, NV 89701 United States
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Balanced and skillful effort is a vital meditative skill. This daylong program will cultivate relaxation, letting go, and persistence as we learn how gentle diligent effort supports the deepening of concentration and insight. This day long is suitable for both new and experienced practitioners. Participants may attend one or both day longs. Retreat Flyer: Catherine 2018 flyer

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Daylong Meditation Retreat with Shaila Catherine: “What is Effort? Control, Letting Go, and Trust in Mindfulness Meditation”

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sierra Foot & Ankle / Ascent Physical Therapy, 2350 S.. Carson St., #3
Carson City, NV 89701 United States
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What can you control? When must you surrender? How do you perk up your enthusiasm when it slackens? What is the purpose of deep relaxation? As we become increasingly aware of our perceptions, we refine our engagement with our experiences and learn to meet our life more and more clearly and wisely. We learn to adjust the balance of energy and ease with each life situation, both on and off the meditation cushion. This program will include sitting and walking…

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August 2018

5-Night Residential Retreat with John Travis at Lake Tahoe

August 19 @ 3:00 pm - August 24 @ 1:00 pm
Camp Galilee, 1776 U.S. 50
Glenbrook , NV 89413 United States
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"Dancing towards open awareness" This retreat is based on the fundamental principles of practice. First - is the discipline to stop and collect ourselves – the principles of concentration. Second - the ability and repetition of seeing into the simple functions of the heart and mind. Seeing how we live with, create, and let go of tension and anxieties. The fundamentals of insight. Third - once the heart mind settles, one begins to see that peace and ease, the simple…

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Daylong Nature Meditation Retreat with Anne Macquarie

August 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
To be announced south lake tahoe, CA United States + Google Map
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September 2018

Daylong Meditation and Benefit for Vipassana Metta Foundation

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sierra Foot & Ankle / Ascent Physical Therapy, 2350 S.. Carson St., #3
Carson City, NV 89701 United States
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The Dharma Zephyr Sangha Retreat Committee announces a change to our schedule for September 15-16.  Steve Armstrong, the scheduled teacher, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and has canceled his autumn schedule while receiving treatment.  (See the Caring Bridge website https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/stevenkarmstrong for further information and updates on Steve’s treatment.) In place of Steve’s retreat the Dharma Zephyr Awareness team will offer a daylong of Insight Awareness and Metta practice on Saturday September 15, 2018, 10 am - 5 pm.  Guided…

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October 2018

“The Jhanas and Insight”: A 10 Day-9 Night Residential Retreat with Leigh Brasington at Lake Tahoe

October 31 @ 3:00 pm - November 9 @ 1:00 pm
Camp Galilee, 1776 U.S. 50
Glenbrook , NV 89413 United States
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$815

The jhanas are eight progressive altered states of consciousness that can be identified with the aspect of the Buddha's Eightfold Path called right concentration. Training in concentration leads to these states, each of which yields a deeper and subtler state of awareness than the previous one. The jhanas are not in themselves awakening, but they are a skillful means for stilling the mind in a way that leads in that direction, and they are attainable by anyone who devotes the…

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