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April 2018

From Effort To Ease: A Daylong Meditation Retreat with John Travis

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
O2 Yoga, 1557 Zerolene Place
Minden, NV 89423 United States
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The Buddha emphasized over and over that it takes effort to follow the path of the Dharma. Yet, the ultimate result is about the nature of ease. We use effort to see into the nature of a fearful and restless Mind/Heart. Then, using the fundamentals of insight - relaxing into the deepest recesses of our psyche - diminishing the power of anxiousness and dis-ease. Ultimately we find our own good heart and relaxed mind. The day will be a continuation…

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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. 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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Mountain Meadow Meditation Daylong with Anne Macquarie

August 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

We will gather at a meeting place on Blue Lakes Road in Hope Valley, CA and drive together a short distance to the retreat site - a short walk from the road on level terrain. Once we settle in the meadow, we will alternate between sitting and walking for the day, with a break for lunch and a dharma talk. TIME: Gather at parking lot by 9:30 am; back to meeting place by 4:00 pm. EXPERIENCE: No previous meditation experience…

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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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Mindfulness and Meditation Class Series

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - October 17 @ 8:00 pm
1933 California
Carson City, NV 89701 United States
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This class will introduce attendees to the practice of sitting, walking, and eating meditation, and teach how to bring mindfulness to everyday life.  Core Buddhist concepts will also be explored.  Some classes will include mindful movement. Between them teachers Kathy Schwerin and Angela Sullivan have almost 100 years of meditation and yoga experience.  They have both been teaching since they were children and are delighted to share the skills and benefits of meditation and mindfulness. There is no charge for…

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October 2018

Mindful Activism Support Group

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 780 Del Monte Lane
Reno, NV 89511 United States
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A different kind of mindfulness group; a different kind of activism group. How so? This group  is not about what we do, but about how  we do it. There are many wonderful groups already working with new petitions and marches and voter registration and fundraising and other political actions, and we certainly support and are involved in many of these actions. But this group is about how we hold our sense of inner equanimity and compassion in this "sea of…

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