November 6–8, 2020
Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC’s response to the pandemic here.
Feeling stressed, anxious, speedy, confused, depressed? Life these days can be challenging in so many ways. Thousands of years of experience, and now science, has shown that the practice of mindfulness can help establish relaxation, stability, clarity, and appreciation in our lives.
Take a break from the daily grind and learn techniques to bring mindfulness into your daily life. Beginning with practicing mindfulness on the meditation cushion, this getaway will introduce you to the breadth of possibility in applying mindfulness to every aspect of your life. The retreat will include activities such as mindfulness practice instruction, mindful hiking, and mindful eating. There will be plenty of time to relax, get a massage, explore the pristine natural wilderness and converse with new friends over healthy meals.
So give yourself a break, give yourself some time to nourish your body and your mind.
Steve Vosper is a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and his son Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He has been practicing and studying the Shambhala and Buddhist paths for four decades, and has been teaching in those traditions for nearly 30 years. Mr. Vosper is a lead teacher for the entire Way of Shambhala curriculum, and he is a Director for the complete Shambhala Training – Heart of Warriorship and Sacred Path programs. He is also a member of the faculty for The Engaged Mindfulness Institute’s Mindfulness Teacher Training Program. Steve is the chair of the Sakyong’s Advisory Panel on Shambhala Environments, and he has his own architectural design firm, Fresh Space Studio in Boulder, Colorado where he lives with his wife Jane. Their daughter Marissa lives in New York City with her husband Steve and their brand new son Hart.