Programs


Rigden Ngöndro Instructor Training Registration

December 15 - 19, 2017
The Rigden Ngöndro Instructor Training is designed to help Meditation Instructors who provide support for students doing the Primordial Rigden Ngöndro.  We will work particularly with the view as it has been taught by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche beginning.

Snow Lion Weekthün

With Acharya Gaylon Ferguson and Acharya Arawana Hayashi

December 27, 2017 - January 3, 2018
Snow lions delight in crisp mountain air, they frolic in basic splendidness enjoying freshness on the spot. Join us for our annual week long meditation intensive, an opportunity to fully immerse oneself in mindfulness. This week long retreat is open to beginner and experienced meditators.

Cultivating Dignity: People of Color Meditation Retreat

With Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, Acharya Arawana Hayashi and Shastri Charlene Leung

January 5 - 10, 2018
Join us in cultivating human dignity, the necessary ground for healing personal and social oppressions. Open to self-identified people of color with all levels of meditation experience, from all traditions.

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.

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 simultaneously a sanctuary for personal enrichment, a work of art, and a way of living harmoniously with the natural environment as well as 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 impermanence, transition, flux, and change.

The Ways of the Earth and Sky – The Shamanic Origins of Taoism

With Dr. Eva Wong

June 10, 2018
We are children of the earth and sky, with the sun, moon, and stars on our heads and the earth beneath our feet. The Taoist spiritual tradition is rooted in the ways of the earth and sky, the shamanic beliefs of early China. Practice Taoist rituals of bonding with the earth, climbing the sky ladder, and resting in communion with the forest and waters in the magic environment of Sky Lake.

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 6, 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