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Lewis Richmond

Lewis Richmond

Aging as a Spiritual Practice: How to Grow Older and Wiser

Aging as a Spiritual Practice

This retreat is intended for people looking for ways to navigate aging's various challenges and rewards. The older we get the more we come to experience the inevitable Buddhist truth of change, and for many of us this can be a difficult process. Regardless of whether you are enjoying growing old, hating it, or in denial, Richmond offers us all an inner road map for aging. March 2012

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Jill Satterfield

Jill Satterfield

Meditation in Motion

Meditation in Motion

Jill Satterfield will lead us on an exploration of meditation using the four postures: sitting, standing, walking, and lying down, as well as some restorative yoga poses. She will teach us to stay aware of our breath (sometimes breathing meditation can be a bit boring, Jill says, so part of her training will be to keep us interested in the breath.) Ultimately we will be able to meditate no matter where we are and what we are doing. February 2012

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Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - February 06, 2012
Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede

The Precepts as Practice

The Precepts as Practice

Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede of Rochester Zen Center leads us in this retreat about the Precepts, guides to Buddhist morality. The dharma rests on meditation, wisdom, and morality—the three-legged stool of practice, as Kjolhede calls it—and while wisdom and meditation are always in demand in the West, morality tends to get short shrift. But morality is not just something to keep vaguely in mind—doing the hard work of living right—following the Precepts—is doing the dharma, just as much as sitting on the cushion or studying sutras. In this retreat, Roshi Kjolhede will guide us through the Three Refuges, the Three General Resolutions, and the Ten Cardinal Precepts, which together compreise the Precepts as commonly understood in Zen Buddhism. January 2012

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Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön

Being Brave, Transforming Our World

Being Brave, Transforming Our World

In this retreat Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Ani Pema Chödrön join forces to give us teachings on basic goodness and spiritual warriorship. Sakyong Mipham opens the retreat by speaking on basic goodness as the elemental nature of all human beings, and the power of self-reflection to cause a cultural shift. Then Pema Chödrön addresses the question, “If we’re all basically good, why are we so confused?” Later, Pema tackles the subject of spiritual warriorship—how to use bravery and compassion to go beyond our confusion. The Sakyong then concludes the retreat by revealing how discovering basic goodness—personally and collectively—leads to an enlightened society. December 2011

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Gil Fronsdal

Gil Fronsdal

Generosity: The Revolutionary Foundation for Buddhist Practice

Dana: The Revolutionary Foundation for Buddhist Practice

The practice of giving and the virtue of generosity is at the foundation of Buddhism since the time of the Buddha. Generous giving is a wonderful entry point to Buddhist practice as well as expressions of mature practice. At its essence dana is revolutionary because it is a giving freely without any expectation of receiving something in return. Not only is it is an alternative to selfishness, greed, and possessiveness, it is an alternative to the commercial economy that is the basis of our society. In the four weeks of the retreat, Gil Fronsdal will discuss the radical nature of dana, how it can be practiced, and it's connection to the path of liberation. November 2011

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Launch RetreatWisdom Collection - October 31, 2011