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November 2020

“The Jhanas and Insight”: A 10-Day, 9-Night Online Retreat with Leigh Brasington

November 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - November 13, 2020 @ 11:30 am
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REGISTRATION UPDATE: This online retreat is now full (18 participants). Registration has been closed and there is a long waiting list. Contact Tom@dharmazephyr.org if you would like to be added to the waiting list. Note: the starting and ending times have been changed slightly to 7 pm and 11:30 am, respectively, but the dates are still Nov. 4-13. The jhanas are eight progressive altered states of consciousness that can be identified with the aspect of the Buddha’s Eightfold Path called…

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January 2021

ReTreat from the Holidays–Generating and Sharing Merit

January 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Camp Galilee or Online (Zoom), 1776 US Highway 50
Glenbrook, NV 89413 United States
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Each year Dharma Zephyr begins the new year with a reTreat from the holidays. "Treat" is capitalized in the word to remind us of the treat we are offering ourselves (and by extension, the world) by spending a day with community in meditation, movement and reflection. This year will be our first using the platform of Zoom. Christy Tews and Kathy Schwerin will be joined by Angela Sullivan who will lead us in movement. Please start your new year with…

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February 2021

One Day Zoom retreat with Denise Barclay

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Camp Galilee or Online (Zoom), 1776 US Highway 50
Glenbrook, NV 89413 United States
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Spend a mindful day with movement (appropriate for all), meditation and dharma talks. This day is suitable for beginning and experienced practitioners. There will be an hour-long lunch break mid-day. You must pre-register to receive the Zoom invitation. Please email Susan (below). Dana (donation) Because these teachings are considered priceless, there will be no charge for this event. Dana will be gratefully accepted by the teacher and by Dharma Zephyr, giving participants the opportunity to freely engage in the practice of…

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March 2021

The Cauldron of Emotions: Spring Retreat with Amita Schmidt

March 26 @ 5:00 pm - March 28 @ 1:00 pm

During these tumultuous times, we can often find ourselves in a cauldron of emotions, both inner and outer. In this retreat you will learn ways to understand, work with, and find freedom from, the cauldron of thoughts and emotions. You will also learn about cultivating equanimity, and resting in awareness. When we are not blended with fear or illusion, each of us can be of great use to this world. Join us to create a true refuge together. Dates: March…

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April 2021

John Travis: Birth and Death Day Long

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Camp Galilee or Online (Zoom), 1776 US Highway 50
Glenbrook, NV 89413 United States

April 18, 2021  10 am -4 pm (Pacific time) Everyday we are confronted with the reality of death, especially during this past year with the pandemic. At the same time, every moment can be seen as a birth. What can we learn from these important parts of our lives? John celebrates his birthday the day before our retreat (called our Continuation Day by Thich Nhat Hanh in the context of the Zen teaching of No Birth/No Death). He has spent…

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Online Meditation Class Series

April 22 @ 4:30 pm - May 27 @ 6:00 pm
Camp Galilee or Online (Zoom), 1776 US Highway 50
Glenbrook, NV 89413 United States
Free

This 6-week Buddhist meditation series will be offered online via Zoom on Thursday evenings 4:30-6:00 pm (Pacific time) from April 22 to May 27. Beginners and experienced meditators alike are welcome. Participants will be introduced to the practices of sitting, walking, and eating meditation, core Buddhist principles, and how to bring mindfulness to everyday life. Some classes will also include mindful movement. Harry and Tom will draw on what they’ve learned over many years of evolving practice and are eager…

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May 2021

Healing from Divisiveness with Santikaro

May 15 @ 8:00 am - May 16 @ 4:45 pm
Camp Galilee or Online (Zoom), 1776 US Highway 50
Glenbrook, NV 89413 United States
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To register for this retreat and receive zoom login information please email:  Christy@dharmazephyr.org   Divisiveness is gnawing at the roots of American life.  Yet we need not surrender to it. Buddha-Dhamma points to important things we all share, cutting through the fabrications of race, class, and other tools of division. Mindful Dhamma practice offers alternatives, giving us a choice in each situation and in every challenge.  Santikaro will lead explorations into the “inner divisiveness” that bubbles up in all of us…

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August 2021

Retreat at Lake Tahoe with Heather Sundberg: Suchness – 5 Night Retreat in Person at Lake Tahoe or Zoom

August 8 @ 3:00 pm - August 13 @ 12:00 pm
Camp Galilee or Online (Zoom), 1776 US Highway 50
Glenbrook, NV 89413 United States

The Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community presents “Suchness: Understanding Conditions, Responding with Compassion” Taught by Heather Sundberg Sunday August 8 – Friday August 13 (5 nights) The essence of meditation includes settling and stabilizing attention, encouraging embodied presence, developing mindfulness-wisdom of the patterns within thoughts and emotions, and bringing a warm, caring attention to all we experience. In relationship with each other, these elements of meditation practice offer us the freedom to respond with wisdom and compassion to the challenges…

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This Retreat Has Been Canceled. Mountain Meadow Meditation Saturday, August 28, 2021 9:00 am – 5 pm

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mountain Meadow Meditation Saturday, August 28, 2021 9:00 am – 5 pm At Blue Lakes/Hope Valley California “There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later.” – the Buddha’s instructions to his followers Buddhists have a long tradition of entering the wilderness – from the Buddha and his followers meditating in caves on Vulture Peak over two thousand years ago; to Tibetan monks who even today sit in…

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September 2021

Wisdom and Love: Facing the Fires – Abiding in Not-Knowing a weekend retreat with Ayya Anandabodhi, Ayya Ahimsa, and Ayya Niyyanika of Aloka Vihara Bhikkhunis

September 11 @ 9:00 am - September 12 @ 4:30 pm

The Buddha's teaching is ever-relevant, guiding us to meet our experience in a way that increases the qualities of wisdom and love, even in difficult time. Drawing on this liberating teaching, and their own practice experience, the Bhikkhunis of Aloka Vihara will share teachings, offer meditation guidance, discuss the practice in Q & A sessions, and just be together with you through the weekend retreat. This will be a zoom retreat. To register for this retreat and receive the schedule…

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