Taming the Wild Horse: Riding the Energy of Emotions

Jenny Bondurant

May 16–20, 2018

Tuition $205 + 4 nights

Experience Awakening & Develop Compassion

Intense emotions such as anger, jealousy and fear can either trap us in struggles or open us to the direct experience of awakening. This retreat presents techniques to expose core belief structures that perpetuate emotional confusion, meditation practices that foster clarity and insight. Revealing that even the most painful emotions offer us an opportunity to develop genuine compassion, these practices also give us a glimpse of the pure energy that is the essence of emotion. We will have daily Qigong classes and Cynthia Moku will lead us in contemplative brush-and-ink sessions as a means of trusting emotions.


Please note:

  • This program ends at 5 pm on the final day. The SMC shuttle service is only available the following morning. Please book an additional night if you plan to book travel assistance. Select “add extra night- 25% off” in the upper right hand corner of the registration page.
  • This retreat will be held at the Red Feather campus.
  • Naropa students taking this course for college credit can register for housing HERE. 


Primary Teacher

Jenny Bondurant

Jenny Bondurant has been a dharma teacher for 30 years, both in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, and in the tradition of Anam Thubten from whom she received ordination as a teacher.  An adjunct faculty member in the Contemplative Psychology Department at Naropa University, she leads retreats on Maitri Space Awareness and working with the energy of the emotions. www.jennybondurant.com




Supporting Teachers

Cynthia Moku

Cynthia Moku is an accomplished artist in Japanese brushwork and Buddhist Scroll painting. A student of Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche, she continues her meditation training with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Cynthia is the founder of Naropa University’s Visual Art Degree Program. Learn more about Cynthia Moku, and enjoy her artwork, at cynthiamoku.com




Eric Thompson

Eric Thompson has been teaching Qi Gong at meditation retreats for the past 6 years. The style of Qi Gong that he teaches is based off of a form of medical Qi Gong, which he studied for over 4 years. Eric also has been practicing meditation for over 20 years and holds a master’s in Buddhist Studies from Naropa University. In addition to mediation and retreats, Eric teaches math and K-12 educators through online courses.


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