• Camping on Sky Lake grounds – $914.00
  • No Lodging - Commuter – $760.00
  • Shared Room – $1,124.00
  • Shrine room – $914.00

Date & Time Details: Six full days of practice. Registration is Wednesday, July 24th at 6 pm with a dharma talk to follow. Participants are welcome to stay until Sunday, July 28th and depart in the evening. The cost for participation from the 24th-28th is $435. If you'd like to choose this option, please register for the program and pay the deposit, adding a note that you will be staying for the first four days. Departure for the full weekthun is July 31.

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Awakening through Mindfulness-Awareness: A Buddhist Meditation Retreat on the Four Noble Truths

With Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

July 24 - 31, 2019

A summer week of practice at beautiful Sky Lake. Weekthun is an intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness.

This program’s contemplative study and practice is based on the book “The Truth of Suffering and The Path of Liberation” by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. In the teachings of the Buddha, understanding suffering as the path is the key to liberation. This program will include both guided group contemplation of this foundational teaching, one-to-one meditation instruction, and experiential mindfulness-awareness exercises. 

The program will be full of practices carefully designed to cultivate mindfulness-awareness including:

  • One-on-one meditation instruction
  • Guided meditations
  • Movement exercises
  • Dharma talks from the teacher
  • Walks through the beautiful Sky Lake woods

Through the week of practice, meditation goes beyond the cushion, with every aspect of daily life becoming a practice of wakefulness and an opportunity to make better friends with ourselves and our world.

Participants are invited to stay for the whole retreat or depart Sunday, July 28th.

Meals will be served Oryoki style. Please purchase these materials for practice.



Acharya Gaylon Ferguson
Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, PhD, is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition who has been leading meditation retreats since 1976. He is a member of Naropa University’s core faculty and the author of Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With. Additionally, his article, “Making Friends with Ourselves,” was selected for inclusion in The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 and his essay “No Color, All Colors” appears in the book, Mindful Politics.
Learn more about Acharya Gaylon Ferguson