• Camping on Sky Lake grounds – $900.00
  • No Lodging - Commuter – $760.00
  • Shared Room – $1,054.00
  • Shrine room – $900.00

Date & Time Details: Six full days of practice. Registration is Saturday, August 10 at 5pm followed by dinner and talk. Saturday, August 17 is a travel day.

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Awakening through Mindfulness-Awareness: A Buddhist Meditation Retreat

With Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

August 10 - 17, 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.

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.

Fulfills Shambhala weekthun requirements.


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