Programs


Personal Retreat Weekend

September 21 - 23, 2018
Come to Sky Lake for the perfect getaway weekend. Create your own contemplative retreat. Perfect for meditators of all levels and experience, from all traditions.

Harvest of Peace

September 23, 2018
The Harvest of Peace Nyida Day is our opportunity to focus on community, and to mark the changing of seasons as a sangha. "Nyi" comes from "Nyima" meaning sun, and "da" comes from "dawa" meaning moon, so together Nyida is the name given to the holidays where we mark the seasonal solstice and equinox days. […]

The Foundation of Buddhism

With Daniel Berlin

September 29, 2018
This one-time, three-hour class will introduce the foundational meditation practice, and an overview of the life and teachings of the Buddha on the path to liberation, including the truth of suffering and the path of cessation, the study of ego, and causes and conditions that can either fuel samsara (cycle of confusion) or create clarity and peace.

Traditional Chinese Qigong Levels I & II

With Acharya Arawana Hayashi

September 29 - 30, 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.

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

With Shastri Nicholas Kranz

October 5 - 7, 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.

Essential Steps on the Path of Buddhadharma

With Daniel Berlin

October 9, 2018
This four-week class will map out the essential steps put forth by the Buddha on how to travel the path towards liberation from suffering and confusion. We will discuss the life of the Buddha and his teachings on the Four Noble Truths, ego and egolessness, the foundations of mindfulness, karma (cause and effect), the Wheel of Life, and the central role of meditation on this path. Each class will have time for discussion and Q & A.

Buddhist Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows

With Acharya Arawana Hayashi

October 12 - 14, 2018
This weekend program is for anyone interested in learning more about or formally taking the Buddhist Refuge Vow or Bodhisattva Vow.

Personal Retreat Weekend

October 26 - 28, 2018
Come to Sky Lake for the perfect getaway weekend. Create your own contemplative retreat. Perfect for meditators of all levels and experience, from all traditions.

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.

Personal Retreat Weekend

December 7 - 9, 2018
Come to Sky Lake for the perfect getaway weekend. Create your own contemplative retreat. Perfect for meditators of all levels and experience, from all traditions.

Snow Lion Weekthün

With Shastri Mary Campbell

December 27, 2018 - January 3, 2019
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. Open to beginner and experienced meditators.

Vajrayana Group Practice Week

With Acharya Richard John

January 18 - 22, 2019
Details coming soon!

Shambhala Guide Training

With Shastri Nicholas Kranz

May 23 - 27, 2019
Train to give initial meditation instruction, as well as be a resource, friend, and host to newcomers within the context of Shambhala Center educational programs and events.