Fall Week-Long Meditation Retreat (Weekthün)
Shastri Loden Nyima
November 14–22, 2019
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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Shastri 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.