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May 2018

Five Things Which Wake Us Up!: A Daylong Meditation Retreat with Heather Sundberg

May 19 @ 10:30 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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Wise Friends – Celebrating Integrity – Hearing the Dharma (truth) – Wise Effort – Harmony with Impermanence   At this daylong we will deeply explore these Five Marvelous Qualities that both ‘wake us up’ and also serve as markers of our continuing awakening on the spiritual path.  Through stories, guided meditations, teachings, silent sitting and walking meditation practice, and optional qi gong movement practice, we will reveal, taste, and cultivate each of these qualities, discovering what they mean to us…

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Integrating Insights into Our Daily Lives: A Daylong Meditation Retreat with Heather Sundberg

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sierra Foot & Ankle / Ascent Physical Therapy, 2350 S.. Carson St., #3
Carson City, NV 89701 United States
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“OK so I had an Insight, maybe it was small, maybe it changed everything for me. Now what?” (By the way, everyone has insights!) We spend much of our spiritual lives chasing after meditative ‘experiences’, perhaps hoping for the intensity, the ‘big moments’.  We often miss the simple insights, which over time change our minds, open our hearts, and transform our lives.  We often don’t know what to do when there is a more dramatic transformation. This daylong is designed…

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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.

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

June 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 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 Retreat with Steve Armstrong: “Awareness: Balancing Wonder and Terror”

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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“Awareness: Balancing Wonder and Terror” (A non-residential weekend “Awareness” retreat) DHARMA ZEPHYR INSIGHT MEDITATION COMMUNITY Sept. 15, 16, 2018 with Steve Armstrong In this two-day, non-residential retreat, dhamma teacher Steve Armstrong will offer teachings and instructions that cultivate stable awareness of all experience. Awareness: the balanced activity of five faculties, develops with trusting, persevering, remembering, observing and understanding. Each of these qualities of being will be identified, questioned, experienced and understood in a way that supports self-monitoring of our spiritual…

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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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