Finding Happiness Within: Reconnecting with Your Natural State of Mind through Meditation

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

September 4–6, 2015

Tuition $195 + 2 nights

Happiness isn’t something we need to find or achieve. It is the very core of our being.

– Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

Traditionally in the Buddha’s teachings, meditation practice is presented in two categories: meditation with an object and meditation without an object. These two types of meditation can help us find happiness within, dispel toxins and distortions of mind, and bring about greater health and a deep sense of well-being.

In this retreat, meditation master Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche will provide instructions and guided meditations to experientially introduce us to the profound transformative effects of meditation—particularly through the practice of reconnecting with our natural state of mind.

During the weekend we will experience for ourselves how meditation is not something only for “spiritual” people, but is a way of cleaning the mind, restoring happiness, transforming every area of our lives, and journeying toward enlightenment.

No background with meditation is necessary.

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.