Acharya Holly Gayley, Jeff Scott and Shastri Janet Solyntjes
December 13, 2019–January 12, 2020
Please join us in the pristine stillness of winter in the Rocky Mountains for a week or month of meditation. The support of a group retreat, surrounded by natural beauty and far from the clamor of our busy lives, is an important way to deepen in the practice of meditation. It provides the ideal conditions to settle the mind and open the heart.
In this immersive experience, mindfulness and awareness go beyond the meditation hall, with every aspect of daily life becoming an opportunity to wake up and attune to the world around us. While our days are mainly spent in meditation, our daily schedule also includes a guided meditation and talks, movement exercises, periods of silence, contemplative meals, and light chores supporting the retreat.
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Acharya Holly Gayley is Associate Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on Buddhist literature in contemporary Tibet with special attention to gender and ethics. She is author of Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet (Columbia University Press, 2016) and co-editor of A Gathering of Brilliant Moons: Practice Advice from the Rimé Masters of Tibet (Wisdom Publications, 2017). As a senior teacher (acharya) in the Shambhala tradition, Holly regularly leads meditation workshops and retreats. https://hollygayley.org/
Jeff Scott has a Masters degree in Buddhist Studies and Tibetan Language from Naropa University (‘00). He has practiced in the Shambhala lineage since 1998 and is an authorized teacher. Jeff is particularly interested in the intersections between gender, sexuality, difference, inclusion, and power and the path of meditation. Jeff is also an avid hiker and reader of fiction.
Shastri Janet Solyntjes joined the Shambhala community in 1986 and began teaching in 1994. She is a certified Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and serves as a faculty member for the UMass Center for Mindfulness leading silent retreats for MBSR teachers-in-training.
Janet lives in Longmont, CO with her husband, Jeff Price. They co-founded The Center for Courageous Living which offers a variety of programs, retreats, and trainings throughout the Front Range and internationally.