Holiday Meditation Retreat: Renewing Body, Mind and Spirit

Shastri Calryn Aston

December 20–28, 2019

Tuition $150 + 8 nights

The holiday season can leave many of us feeling stressed-out and disconnected–from ourselves and our world. However, this time of year has historically been a more naturally reflective time. As the wintry world around us settles, we too can slow down, reflect, and appreciate both the peaceful outer and inner landscape. During this retreat, we will settle into presence and stillness through the practice of Peaceful Abiding meditation, and engage our hearts through the contemplative practices of loving-kindness and compassion. We will also celebrate the magic of genuine connection with ourselves, one another and our world. This is a perfect opportunity to learn to meditate, appreciate, and find a wakeful community with others.

Please Note: Partial attendance of this retreat for the first three days (December 20-22) is welcome. To register, please write in the comments section your arrival date and departure date, and select Personal Check for payment. We will adjust your registration and contact you for payment.

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Shastri Calryn Aston

Calryn Aston has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1997. She has been teaching at Shambhala Centers across the United States since 2003. She has been active in training Shambhala Guides since 2007 and has served as a Director and Meditation Instructor for many regional and international Shambhala programs and classes. She is the Director of Lunacare llc., providing coaching and support to individuals, artists, and small businesses. She is also a resilience leader in Boulder County, Colorado, working with individuals and groups to cultivate body/mind-based resources to respond to and recover from natural disasters. She hosts a weekly meditation group in her hometown of Jamestown.

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. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. 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.