Fall Week-Long Meditation Retreat (Weekthün)

Gelong Loden Nyima

November 14–22, 2019

Tuition $0 + 8 nights

Meditation practice provides us with the tools needed to reflect directly on our own experience and connect to our hearts, body, and sense perceptions as the ways through which we connect to our world. We will explore the Buddhist teachings on how meditative practices can refine our understanding of our own experience and use meditation practice as a way to contact and express the inherent nature of mind, our basic goodness.

Each day will begin with opening practice at 7 am and end at 9 pm. Included will be group practice, the daily chants, teaching talks, opportunities for discussion, individual meetings with a meditation instructor, periods of silence, and contemplative meals in the meditation hall.

This weeklong retreat offers an opportunity to engage in the profound experience of an intensive meditation retreat. Attendance at each session is an important aspect of the discipline of retreat, but we will also include much time for open space and meaningful conversation.

Open to new and experienced practitioners. For those on the Shambhala Buddhist path, this retreat fulfills the requirements of a Weekthun/counts toward one week of Dathun.

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Gelong Loden Nyima

Gelong Loden Nyima is a fully ordained Buddhist monk. He lived at Gampo Abbey from 2009 – 2017 where he completed shedra studies, practiced intensively, and served in various roles including as Shastri. He now lives and teaches at Shambhala Mountain Center, and spends a portion of each year in retreat.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2 - 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. Your program will end with breakfast on the last day. Travel shuttle will depart at 9 am. Further specifics regarding your program’s schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.