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Circle Practice: Strengthening the Heart

Barbara Bash

February 21 - March 21, 2017

In these challenging times Sky Lake Meditation Center will be offering a monthly Circle Practice. 7:15 – 8:45 pm Tuesday February 21st Tuesday March 21st This ancient form of gathering supports speaking and listening with intention, awareness and shared humanity. All are welcome. Hosted by Barbara Bash Free of charge.

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Neutral Day: Uncovering Sacred Space

February 26, 2017
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We will gather together as a community for the traditional activity of Neutral Day — cleaning! Neutral Day is the day before the Shambhala New Year: Shambhala Day. It falls in between Dön season, which is the end of the previous year when it is said that karma and negativity ripens and extra care and … Continue 

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Perking Up, Calming Down, Just Being: A Weekend for Families

Roger Guest, Donna Stephens and Alison Pepper

March 10 - 12, 2017

Come and enjoy being together with family in a sane and joyful environment. In the contemporary world, family life is often a whirlwind of competing priorities. Every moment has its demands and the basic joy of being together can get lost. Celebrating space and relaxing into natural awareness — each according to our age, who … Continue 

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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 

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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 

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Parinirvana Day

April 4, 2017

Twenty nine years ago, April 4, 1987, the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the beloved founder of Shambhala, left his human form. Each year on the anniversary of his parinirvana (death of an enlightened being) we gather to honor his precious life, vast teachings, outrageous wisdom and infinite compassion. The whole community is invited to practice … Continue 

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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 

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Being Taoist and a Leader

Dr. Eva Wong

June 10, 2017

Open to All! What does it mean to be a Taoist and a leader? In the Taoist wisdom tradition, to be a leader is to embody the view of vastness. Leadership is not about controlling things to go our way or dragging everybody else behind us. Rather, it is inspiring and leading by example. Most … Continue 

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Being Taoist and a Leader + Spirit of Taoism

Dr. Eva Wong

June 10 - 11, 2017

Being Taoist and a Leader Open to All! What does it mean to be a Taoist and a leader? In the Taoist wisdom tradition, to be a leader is to embody the view of vastness. Leadership is not about controlling things to go our way or dragging everybody else behind us. Rather, it is inspiring … Continue