Contemplative Arts


Five Wisdom Energies: Discovering the Energetic Dynamics of Your Personality

Irini Rockwell

March 24 - 26, 2017

Discover how your deeply rooted confusing emotions can be transformed into clarity, warmth, insight, and effectiveness! The Five Wisdoms teachings and practice reveal the profundity of Buddhist psychology and the transformative power of tantra: when you are most emotionally intensified, your wisdom is close at hand. Your deeply rooted constricting emotions—in patterns of aggression, grasping, … Continue 


Qigong Levels I and II

Eric Wilson

March 25 - 26, 2017

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. This intensive program is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages—the Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School.  In Level I, we will practice techniques to strengthen the musculoskeletal systems, nourish internal organs, circulate … Continue 


Spring Kado Retreat: The Way of Flowers

Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

June 2 - 6, 2017

An intensive 4 day program including flower arranging demonstrations, sitting, Dharma talks, Kado practice, outside walks, cutting our own materials, evening events, and the pleasure of working together as “practicing flowers is understanding how society works.” “Kado” in Chinese means “The Way of Flowers” and began in China over 2300 years ago.  When it was … Continue