Thanksgiving Family Retreat and Autumn Celebration

Cynthia Drake and Peter Grossenbacher

November 27–30, 2014

Tuition $100 + 3 nights
Cynthia Drake

Cynthia Drake

Peter Gossenbacher

Peter Gossenbacher

This program has been cancelled.
There will still, however, be a dinner. To register, please click here.
Join us for an elegant Thanksgiving dinner and family-oriented holiday retreat this November.

Enjoy a wide variety of weekend activities including workshops on the contemplative arts, like haiku and ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), yoga, sensory awareness, and additional guided mindfulness practices. There will also be opportunities to relax in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, as well as fun and enriching activities for children. Give thanks and celebrate our connection to the phenomenal world and each other this autumn in the powerful setting of Shambhala Mountain Center

Give thanks and celebrate our connection to the phenomenal world and each other in the powerful setting of Shambhala Mountain Center.

There is no cost for children under 6.  For children 6 – 17 years old, tuition is $30 per child.

Cynthia Drake

Cynthia Drake is a meditation and dharma teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist community. She is a professor at Naropa University, where she teaches courses on the intersection of contemplative practice and social justice.

Peter Grossenbacher

Peter Grossenbacher, Ph.D., teaches at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where he serves as Professor and Department Chair in Contemplative Psychology. A Mind & Life Fellow, he offers integrative scientific perspectives on meditation and contemplative education. Peter started meditating in 1980, and teaches meditation in Shambhala and other settings.

After graduating with honors from U.C. Berkeley, he worked at Stanford Medical School in brain imaging research. He trained in cognitive neuroscience and earned his doctorate in experimental psychology at the University of Oregon. His book, Finding Consciousness in the Brain, offers insights into the brain’s involvement in conscious experience. After researching attention and synesthesia at the University of Cambridge and the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Grossenbacher joined the Naropa faculty in 2000. Since founding the Consciousness Laboratory, he directs research on meditative development the teaching of meditation. His work has been covered by the New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Discover Magazine, as well as numerous radio interviews and newspaper articles.

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