Winter Weekthüns III & IV

Jeff Scott and Shastri Janet Solyntjes

December 28, 2019–January 12, 2020

Tuition $0 + 15 nights

Jeff Scott

Please join us in the pristine stillness of winter in the Rocky Mountains for a week or month of meditation. The support of a group retreat, surrounded by natural beauty and far from the clamor of our busy lives, is an important way to deepen in the practice of meditation. It provides the ideal conditions to settle the mind and open the heart. 

In this immersive experience, mindfulness and awareness go beyond the meditation hall, with every aspect of daily life becoming an opportunity to wake up and attune to the world around us. While our days are mainly spent in meditation, our daily schedule also includes a guided meditation and talks, movement exercises, periods of silence, contemplative meals, and light chores supporting the retreat.

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Jeff Scott

Jeff Scott has a Masters degree in Buddhist Studies and Tibetan Language from Naropa University (‘00).  He has practiced in the Shambhala lineage since 1998 and is an authorized teacher. Jeff is particularly interested in the intersections between gender, sexuality, difference, inclusion, and power and the path of meditation.  Jeff is also an avid hiker and reader of fiction.

Shastri Janet Solyntjes

Shastri Janet Solyntjes joined the Shambhala community in 1986 and began teaching in 1994. She is a certified Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and serves as a faculty member for the UMass Center for Mindfulness leading silent retreats for MBSR teachers-in-training.

Janet lives in Longmont, CO with her husband, Jeff Price. They co-founded The Center for Courageous Living which offers a variety of programs, retreats, and trainings throughout the Front Range and internationally.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. Your program will end with breakfast on the last day. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.