Programs


Monarch Retreat

With Shastri Myra Woodruff

July 28 - August 6, 2017
The Monarch Retreat is a sealed retreat. Attendance is by invitation from the Kalapa Court to senior leaders of Shambhala. For information about attending, please contact David Brown, Executive Secretary to the Sakyong, [email protected] The prerequisite for this retreat is that you are a senior leader, who is invited to attend, and that you hold the transmissions for the Werma Sadhana, The Roar of the Werma. Please join us: To deepen our connection and understanding of the unique practice of Shambhala Leadership To deepen our connection to the Sakyong To learn from each other Please note: Partial participation will not…

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 awareness-- each according to our age, who we are, and our place in life-- helps us to optimize our time together and to cherish our connections. This program includes short periods of meditation, discussion, mindfulness activities, play and art. Parents, grandparents, and children of all…

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 […]

Entering the Mandala of Basic Goodness: Werma Sadhana in Your Life

With Acharya Dan Hessey

September 8 - 10, 2017
As a Werma practitioner, how do we recognize the footprints of our practice in the midst of our life? How can Werma sadhana inform and provoke the unconditional moment that evokes the Great Eastern Sun in our sense perceptions, our relationships, and our livelihood? How can Werma Sadhana be the spark that opens our heart, […]

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

September 22 - 24, 2017
Sky Lake
Social Presencing Theater (SPT) is a series of practices developed under the leadership of Arawana Hayashi for the Presencing Institute. SPT can be practiced at the individual, group, organization, and larger social systems level. It is one of the most important and effective methods developed by the Presencing Institute, and has been used effectively for over […]

Looking Down the Well at Sky Lake – A Qigong Evoking Worlds Program

With Dr. Eva Wong

October 31 - November 6, 2017
  Requirement: The Qigong and Meditation Retreat AND Qigong levels 1-5. This program features the Taoist technique of Evoking Worlds to journey through realms of consciousness. The Red Phoenix Calisthenics system and the magical land around Sky Lake Shambhala Center allow us to slip between different states of being as we wander, appreciate, and explore our consciousness in lucid wakefulness. Join Dr. Eva Wong in this unique program that unifies Taoist awareness practice and spirit, energy, and the sacred natural world. This program is highly recommended for those aspiring to walk the Qigong Path of levels 1-9. Limited to 30…