Mindful Living

Dinners and Conversations: Inclusivity and Exclusivity in Community

With Reverend Alison Quin

January 25, 2018
A Community Salon Series. Join us for a cozy evening of conversation along with a local and delicious homemade dinner created by our in house chef. This month's conversation to be announced.

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

With Acharya Arawana Hayashi

January 26 - 28, 2018
Establish or deepen your sitting practice in this powerful introductory retreat that explores the basic technique of mindfulness meditation. By settling our minds we begin to see the magic of the world beyond our habits and experience the power of resting in the present.

Shambhala Sadhana Retreat

With Acharya Richard John

February 17, 2018
A delightful way to start the year of the Earth dog, this is an opportunity for all practitioners to study and practice the Shambhala Sadhana with Acharya Richard John who will be leading this full day retreat. Everyone is welcome!

Awaken Your Inner Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

With TBA

February 23 - 25, 2018
This 2nd Shambhala Training Weekend presents the view that when we open up to our own genuineness, we can begin to work directly with our fears. Through tenderness, we can meet life's challenging moments, not with distractions and self-aggression, but with courage and confidence.

Traditional Chinese Qigong Levels I and II

With Cynthia Spencer

March 3 - 4, 2018
Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong. We will practice techniques to strengthen the musculoskeletal systems, nourish internal organs, circulate energy, and cultivate flexibility in the joints, muscles, and tendons.

Perking Up, Calming Down, Just Being: Family Weekend

With Roger Guest, Donna Stephens and Alison Pepper

March 9 - 11, 2018
Enjoy being together with family for a weekend of play, presence, and kindness! Celebrating space and relaxing into natural helps us to optimize our time together and to cherish our connections.

Mindfulness, Health & Healing for Health Care Providers, Caregivers & People Experiencing Illness

With Shastri Mary Campbell

March 23 - 25, 2018
Mindfulness can be an effective approach to reduce physical and psychological distress and improve quality of life for people with a wide range of health related issues. For caregivers and clinicians, it has been found to reduce the risk for burnout and strengthen compassion.

Contemplative Ecology: Renewing our Earth Connection

With Donna Williams

April 20 - 22, 2018
Join us in the forests of Sky Lake Shambhala Meditation Center. We'll reconnect with our senses in this landscape of trees and rocks and experience the restorative effects that connection brings through sensory practices, meditation, and movement.

Coming Home to the Tao

With Dr. Eva Wong

June 9, 2018
Home is where we find the Tao. Our home is a sanctuary for personal enrichment, a work of art, a way of living harmoniously with the natural environment, and for creating a space for domestic enjoyment. Learn how to blend light and shade, yin and yang, and bring the quiet sensitivity of the seasons into your home to appreciate change.

Qigong Breath Regulation and Standing Qigong Intensive

With Dr. Eva Wong

June 10 - 14, 2018
The regulation and control the breath is the foundation for preserving, cultivating, transforming, circulating vital energy (qi). Standing qigong is one of the most powerful and challenging practices for preserving, collecting, transforming, circulating, and storing internal energy.

Summer Shambhala Weekthun

With Shastri Andrea Darby

June 29 - July 7, 2018
An intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. The program will be full of practices carefully designed to cultivate mindfulness-awareness.

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

With TBA

September 14 - 16, 2018
Establish or deepen your sitting practice in this powerful introductory retreat that explores the basic technique of mindfulness meditation. By settling our minds we begin to see the magic of the world beyond our habits and experience the power of resting in the present.

Traditional Chinese Qigong Levels III, IV & V

With Sophie Léger

October 31 - November 6, 2018
Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi or internal energy to promote health and longevity. A form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones.