• Camping on Sky Lake grounds – $169.00
  • No Lodging - Commuter – $125.00
  • Shared Room – $229.00
  • Shrine room – $169.00
  • Single room- Based on availability. Please check before paying in full. – $345.00

Tuition Details: Base Tuition $125, Reduced Tuition $75 (Tuition does not include cost of lodging). Please inquire for financial assistance. Program begins at 7:30pm on Friday (Registration at 5pm, Dinner 6:30pm). Program ends 3pm Sunday.

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BIPOC Retreat: Encountering Basic Goodness

With Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls

July 19 - 21, 2019


Join us in cultivating human dignity, the necessary ground for healing personal, interpersonal, and social oppression. As Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, we face socially constructed, racial hierarchy and racialized violence that disconnects us from ourselves and others. Through practices of feeling, being and touching basic goodness, we can re-discover our dignity and humanity. The weekend retreat will include meditation, contemplation, discussion, and movement.

Open to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with all levels of meditation experience, from any tradition.


*** Transportation to and from Sky Lake is available on a sliding scale basis beginning at Port Authority. If you are interested in this option, please contact Adriana DiFazio by Friday, July 12th at [email protected]


Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls
Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls is a teacher and student in the Shambhala school of Vajrayana (Tibetan) Buddhism. Shanté began studying and practicing Buddhism at age 17 and has practiced in Zen, SGI, and Shambhala communities. Shanté began on the teaching path in 2009 and was authorized in the Shambhala tradition to teach meditation and buddhadharma in 2015. Dr. Smalls teaches dharma and meditation in a variety of locations including dharma centers, conferences, corporations, and colleges and universities. Shanté is focused on the healing impact of contemplation and meditation in Black communities, People of Color communities, LGBTQ+ communities, and prison and…
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