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

With Roger Guest, Donna Stephens and Alison Pepper

August 25 - 27, 2017
Sky Lake
Come and enjoy being together with family at Sky Lake for a weekend retreat of play, presence, and kindness this summer! 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 […]

Contemplative Ecology: Renewing our Earth Connection

With Donna Williams

September 1 - 4, 2017
Join us in the forests of Sky Lake Shambhala Meditation Center for the Labor Day weekend. We'll reconnect with our senses in this landscape of trees and rocks and experience the restorative effects that connection brings through sensory practices, mindfulness meditation, and movement. This green, fertile world of sky, water, pines and friends will restore […]

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

With John Ankele

September 15 - 17, 2017
Establish or deepen your meditation practice in this powerful introductory retreat. This program explores the basic technique of mindfulness meditation. By settling our minds we begin to see the magic of the world beyond our habitual filters. We experience the power and fulfillment of resting in the present. In addition to meditation practice, the workshop includes talks […]

Appreciating your Life: The Path of Shambhala Art

With Acharya Arawana Hayashi and Alexander deVaron

September 22 - 24, 2017
When we bring the tools of mindfulness to our sense perceptions, we are able to fully appreciate the vividness and immediacy of our world. We connect with sights, sounds and everything else in our world fully, reminding us of the sheer enjoyment of being alive.