ONLINE • Learn to Meditate

Greg Smith

May 21–23, 2021

  • $150.00 – Program Price

** Please note this program is canceled.  **

Working with your mind is one of the most beneficial skills you can learn, yet most of us don’t even know where to start. Through the practice of meditation, it is possible to balance your thoughts and emotions, become less distracted and reactive, and be more engaged and responsive in your life. While meditation itself is simple, it is important to start with the right view, take the correct posture, and know how to work with common obstacles. During this immersive weekend, you’ll learn everything you need to know to jump start your personal meditation practice. Through learning contemplative practices, participating in group discussions and spending time away from the speed and busyness of daily life, you will return home feeling focused and relaxed.

Program Schedule

All times listed are in the Mountain Time Zone.

Friday May 21st
7:30 pm Zoom room opens with slideshow
7:45 pm Online orientation
8:00 – 9:00 pm Program Session
Saturday May 22nd
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Program Session
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Program Session
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Tea Break
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Program Session
Sunday May 23rd
9:00 am – 12:30 pm Program Session


Of course, you may join from any timezone.


Registration closes two hours before the start of the program.


Portions of this program will be recorded. Registered participants will have viewable access, for their personal use only, for one week after the program ends.

Financial Assistance

We have a limited number of scholarships available. Please apply here by Friday, May 14, 2021. Please note that scholarships are awarded in the order that they are received, so apply early.


Greg Smith

Greg Smith, a well known sangha artist and thangka painter, has lived and painted at Shambhala Mountain Center for many years. He has been a student of meditation since 1976, first with Chögyam Trungpa and later with his son Sakyong Mipham. Greg has taught meditation and Buddhist studies since 1982.

Program Details

This is an online program that will be conducted on Zoom. After registration, you will receive an email with simple instructions for downloading and using Zoom on your computer, laptop, or other device. At least 24 hours before the start time, a link to join the retreat will be sent to you via email.

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