Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence with Acharya Dale Asrael & Cynthia Moku

Cynthia Moku and Acharya Dale Asrael

May 18–22, 2011

Tuition $185 + 4 nights

“Through practice, we develop new eyes and new ears.”
—Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

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 conditioned habit 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. Experimenting with movement, rhythm, gesture, and balance will be an integral part of our exploration.

Acharya Dale Asrael has been leading meditation retreats internationally since 1980, focusing on the practices of the three yanas of Buddhadharma. An associate professor at Naropa University in the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Buddhist Studies and Contemplative Education departments, she also trains meditation instructors who wish to serve in hospices, prisons and homeless shelters.

Cynthia Moku has been practicing the art of Japanese brush since 1994 and the art of Buddhist scroll painting since 1974. She was a student of Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche and continues her meditation training with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The founder of Naropa University’s Visual Art Degree Program, Cynthia teaches there as a senior adjunct professor in a variety of disciplines and academic studies.

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

Acharya Dale Asrael

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.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.