Programs

Prices
  • Camping on Sky Lake grounds – $290.00
  • family room – $450.00
  • No Lodging - Commuter – $250.00
  • Quad – $334.00
  • Shared Room – $334.00
  • Shrine room – $290.00
  • Single room- please check availability before paying in full. – $470.00
  • Waiting list for shared lodging. We often have cancellations - register with this and we will try to fit you in! – $250.00

Date & Time Details: Program begins Friday May 26 at 7:30 pm and ends Sunday May 28 at 5 pm.

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Mindful Kayaking Retreat

With Roger Guest

May 26 - 28, 2017

Human beings share a cellular kinship with water. Watery noise is particularly soothing, perhaps because it calls forth unconscious memories of aqueous origins. When we listen to a waterfall or to waves stirring a gravel beach, an intangible intimacy with nature is aroused and such sounds can be a beautiful portal into a more awakened state.

I see lakes as living shrine rooms and kayaking as a practice of meditation. A kayak is essentially a floating meditation cushion upon which mind simultaneously settles and expands. A still lake amplifies the fragility and sacredness of life and the nowness of phenomenal existence. Every reflection serves as a reminder of appearance-emptiness.

Please join me for this weekend of exploring the depths of mind amid the wonders of nature.

Program begins Friday May 26 at 7:00 pm and ends Sunday May 28 at 3 pm. Kayaks are available for rental through Sky Lake. Please select that payment option when registering. Participants are also welcome to bring their own. Life jackets are required.

Teacher

Roger Guest
Roger Guest is a seasoned meditator in the Vajrayana Buddhist and Shambhala lineages. He has been leading Silent Kayaking Retreats for over 5 years and has been teaching meditation since 1976. He is the author of The Tender Heart of Sadness, a book of reflections on the Spiritual Warriorship tradition of Shambhala.
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