Meditation & Mindfulness

Learn practical and spiritual tools for releasing body shame and finding power in being seen. Join mindful eating coach Marcella Friel and learn how to work with the wisdom of your body to free yourself from more →
In today’s world, when so many factors elicit our empathy and desire to help, we very quickly become drained, overwhelmed, and burned out. We just cannot expose ourselves to so much suffering! Both Buddhism and compassion more →

ONLINE • Overcoming Burnout through Mindful Compassion

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

January 23, 2021
Trauma is highly prevalent. Research tells us that 90% of us will live through a traumatic event, and some will develop debilitating symptoms in its aftermath. The COVID-19 global-pandemic has only increased our awareness about the more →
This weekend retreat will explore the core tenets of Buddhism, for those who are interested in establishing a meditation practice for the first time, as well as for those who have a current practice but want more →

ONLINE • Foundations of Buddhism

Dr. Amelia Hall

January 29–31, 2021
This weekend retreat introduces the short daily practice of White Tara, one of the most famous bodhisattvas of compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. Emanated from the tears of the compassionate Avalokiteshvara, peaceful White Tara is said to more →

ONLINE • White Tara: A Soothing Practice for Difficult Times

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

February 6–7, 2021
Tibetan medical texts described future degenerate times, where never before seen diseases arise in times of environmental degradation. Universal healing and the Medicine Buddha’s practice included instructions, recipes, and methods for working with such degenerate times. more →
Join Nashalla Nyinda on Medicine Buddha Day for the free first night of her weekend-long, online home retreat. If you want to register for the full retreat instead, please click here. Tibetan medical texts described future more →
The Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion (SC-MSC) is a highly experiential program that will teach you how to care for yourself with understanding and support when you need it most — when you fail, feel inadequate, more →

ONLINE • The Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion

Megan Prager

February 24–March 31, 2021
Join international bestselling author Blake D. Bauer for a weekend that will offer you a safe environment to address your core fears, transform negative thinking, and find clarity around how to shape the life and health more →
Every great wisdom tradition teaches the value of love and compassion. But how do we practice this in our daily lives, especially in our intimate relationships? We will draw on the Buddhist teachings of Thich Nhat more →
Simply being a human being can be exhausting– especially when we live in a culture that condemns rest. Add to that a pandemic, an ever-quickening pace of life, plus any other curve balls life might throw more →
This 5-day residential program is an intensive form of the internationally recognized, eight-session Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. It is open to laypeople and professionals alike. Participants will learn to: more →

5-Day Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive

Megan Prager and David Spound

May 2–7, 2021
Embodied Listening offers a way to move through blockages, challenges and uncertainty by tuning into your most reliable source for guidance — the wisdom of your body. In this time of challenge and upheaval, learning to more →
Take time to cultivate your capacity for attention, emotional balance and compassion in and out of the classroom. Designed to support you in bringing a mindful presence to your personal life and professional work in schools, more →

Mindfulness Retreat for Educators

Rona Wilensky and Sean Guard

June 2–6, 2021
The spiritual traditions respect the body as the foundation of awareness and connection to self and other. Your body is full of wisdom and is your greatest teacher. Join together with other women in this powerful more →

Befriending Your Body: Meeting Your Body as Your Teacher

Ann Saffi Biasetti

June 11–13, 2021
All of us have an innate capacity to experience well being, strength, and confidence, even in the face of stress, pain, or illness. In order to enhance that capacity, we introduce the power of mindfulness, the more →

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: A 7-Day, Teacher-Led, Silent Retreat

Janet Solyntjes and Jim Colosi

June 18–25, 2021
Note: This retreat has been rescheduled from 2020 to 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about SMC's response to the pandemic here. Nurture family connections while rejuvenating your spirit in the beautiful terrain of Shambhala Mountain more →

Family Camp

Steve Sachs, Nicole Wolf and Rachel Steele

July 24–31, 2021
Like all other branches of science, the science of mind must be primarily based on the rigorous observation of natural phenomena. Much as astronomers rely on the telescope, so do contemplatives rely on the power of more →
  Cancer is one of life’s greatest challenges. In this retreat, we learn how to navigate this potentially confusing, treacherous, and heartbreaking terrain. Our extraordinary team of experts will share their wisdom in integrative medicine, Tibetan more →

Courageous Women Fearless Living: A Retreat for Women Touched by Cancer

Jemi Steele, Ann Braden and Chasse Bailey-Dorton

September 7–12, 2021