Learn to Meditate
August 22–24, 2014
It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our minds? This weekend retreat will give accessible and powerful meditation practice techniques to help us find peace within ourselves while developing a strong and flexible mind. We will draw from Turning the Mind Into an Ally, the best-selling book by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as we explore this question together in a contemplative and nurturing environment. You will receive a copy of this book at the retreat.
Patricia was introduced to meditation in 1986 by an Episcopal priest, who was also a zen practitioner. This, along with reading Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, influenced her to attend Naropa University, where she received her masters in Contemplative Psychotherapy. In 1995, she met Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and became his student within the Shambhala tradition. She lives in Louisville, Colorado where she has a private psychotherapy practice specializing in treating trauma.
Financial aid is available for this program.