June 22 – 30, 2019
This 9-day retreat will focus on three core elements of practice – shamatha, vipashyana & compassion. Please see below if you wish to attend part of the retreat.
During the first half of the retreat, we will focus primarily on the shamatha practice, the practice of cultivating mindfulness to develop a calm, clear & focused mind. This will be first introduced through the practice of mindfulness of breathing (rhythm, abdomen & nostrils). Then moving onto observing the mind, resting in awareness, stillness in motion & finally open awareness.
During the second half of the retreat, we will focus primarily on the vipashyana practice, the practice of applying mindfulness to gain insights into ourselves & our world of experience. We will first focus on the insight into impermanence. Then moving onto selflessness, emptiness & finally the nature of mind.
Throughout the entire retreat, both the mindfulness & selflessness (ie. shamatha & vipashyana) practices will be supplemented with compassion practice. Initially this will be introduced through the cultivation of the four immeasurables of loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy & equanimity. Then moving onto exchanging self with others & finally the tong-len practice.
The retreat will be run in silence from the first evening until breakfast on the last morning. This retreat is suitable for both beginners and those already established in these practices.
Attending part of the retreat
Glen encourages everyone to come for the entire 9-day retreat for maximum benefit. However, we recognize that this may not be feasible for some. Therefore, you have three options of attending the retreat: 1) attending the entire nine days, 2) attending the first half (Jun 22-26), or 3) attending the second half (June 26-30).
If you wish to attend only one half of the retreat, please contact our Front Office to register. If you’re coming for the entire retreat, please click on the Register Now button. You will find our contact information at the bottom of this page.
- Mindfulness — Attention Revolution, Alan Wallace.
- Selflessness — How to See Yourself As You Really Are, H.H. the Dalai Lama.
- Compassion— The Four Immeasurables, Alan Wallace
- Retreat starts at 4:30pm on Saturday June 22.
- Please plan on arriving between 1:00 and 3:00 PM on the first day of the retreat
- Please plan on departing approximately 2:00 PM on June 30 (last day of full retreat) or June 26 (last day of first half).
- Consider reviewing our accommodations
- For more detailed information, please see our FAQ
If you are interested in serving as Course Liaison for this retreat, please apply here.
Ordained monastics should contact the office directly to register.