Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence

Acharya Dale Asrael and Cynthia Moku

May 9–13, 2019

Tuition $225 + 4 nights

Acharya Dale Asreal

Cynthia Moku

Cynthia Moku

Rediscover Fresh Perception

Uniquely blending meditation, contemplative arts, sensory discovery practices, qigong, and hatha yoga, we will practice in a rich environment to shed habitual patterns and rediscover the world with fresh perception.

Open to the Fullness of Life

Investigating elements of our outer, inner, and innermost experience, we will open ourselves to the fullness of life. Using meditation practices, periods of silence, dharma talks, discussion, and daily contemplative brush-and-ink practice led by artist Cynthia Moku, we will touch the Indelible Presence of our everyday moments.

Learn more about Cynthia Moku and Indelible Presence

Read our blog post featuring this retreat: Many Forms of Mindfulness: Indelible Presence Meditation Retreat

Please note:

  • This retreat will be held at the Red Feather campus.
  • 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 travel assistance. Select “add extra night- 25% off” in the upper right hand corner of the registration page.
  • Naropa students taking this course for college credit can register for housing HERE. 

Acharya Dale Asrael

Acharya Dale Asrael has led retreats and meditation programs internationally for the past thirty years. She studies qigong with, and has been authorized to teach by, Daoist lineage-holder Eva Wong. Dale is an Associate Professor at Naropa University in the Mindfulness-Based Counseling and Master of Divinity M.A. programs. She is the founder and principal teacher of Naropa’s Mindfulness Instructor Training Program.

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

Program Details

Arrival / Departure:

Registration takes place from 2:00–5:00p.m. on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5:00 p.m. to check in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5:30 p.m. after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations.

Program ends at 5:00pm on the final day. Please make your return travel plans accordingly.