Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence
Acharya Dale Asrael and Cynthia Moku
May 16–20, 2012
Uniquely blending meditation, contemplative arts, sensory awareness practices in nature and hatha yoga,this retreat will provide a rich practice environment in which we can shed habitual patterns and rediscover the world with fresh perception. As we investigate the four elements of our inner and outer worlds, we will open ourselves to the fullness of life. Using mediation practices, periods of silence, dharma talks, discussions and daily contemplative brush-and-ink practice led by artist Cynthia Moku, we will touch the indelible presence of our everyday moments.
Acharya Dale Asrael leads retreats and meditation programs internationally. She was appointed Dean of Meditation Instructors for Shambhala International by Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche. Dale 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 Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and Master of Divinity programs. She is the founder and teacher of Naropa’s Mindfulness Instructor Training program.
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
Financial aid is available for this program.