• No Lodging - Commuter – $250.00
  • Shared Room – $334.00
  • Shrine room – $290.00
  • Single room- Based on availability. Please check before paying in full. – $470.00

Date & Time Details: Registration at 5pm, followed by dinner at 6:30 and talk at 7:30. Program ends with lunch on May 12.

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The Development of Peace: Basic Teachings of the Buddha

With Acharya Arawana Hayashi

May 10 - 12, 2019

 The Buddha first taught the path of individual liberation. In the Four Noble Truths he taught the truth of suffering, its origin, cessation and the path to contentment and freedom. He taught meditation practice of mindfulness and awareness. This weekend program invites us into the basics of being a dharmic person — an exploration of egolessness, impermanence, gentleness and peace.
Program tuition is $250 plus lodging. Click on the register button to proceed.
If you are unwaged, retired, or a full time student we offer a discounted rate of $200.
If you would like to pay a patron rate the tuition is $300.
For either of these special rates, please contact us at [email protected]


Acharya Arawana Hayashi
Arawana Hayashi is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher, trained in both Japanese and Western art forms. She is also an Acharya (a senior teacher of meditation) in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. From her career’s inception, her work as an artist and meditation practitioner has been intertwined with innovations in community building and education.  Since the 1970s her focus has been on using non-verbal collaborative improvisation methods to increase personal presence and group performance. Arawana is a founding member of the Presencing Institute ( and is currently on the faculty of the ALIA Institute ( in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  
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