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First European Retreat Held in Tuscany, Italy

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First European Retreat Held in Tuscany, Italy

Our first European retreat was be held at the Lama Tsong Kapa Institute, the largest Tibetan Buddhist Center in Europe, Sept. 21-29, 2013, thanks to the sponsorship of Dr. Andrea Serafino. Yogis from 11 different countries attended the retreat. Here is a hotlink to a 2-minute video summary of the retreat. http://youtu.be/NREuDy3vT-U We are considering offering future retreats in Italy. If you are interested in our future European events, please email us via our Contacts...

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International Vipassana Teachers Conference

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International Vipassana Teachers Conference

We were delighted to be invited to the International Vipassana Teachers Conference in June 2013, along with about 90 other Buddhist Teachers from around the world.  We appreciated being with such a dedicated group of teachers and practitioners. Much of the agenda focused on issues of engaged Buddhism, such as diversity and inclusion, and climate change.

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Tina Neuro Tested at Yale

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Tina Neuro Tested at Yale

Dr. Jusdon Brewer,  head of the Yale Neuroscience Lab, invited us to teach a daylong to his sangha at Yale University Chapel in April 2014. It was a treat to teach in a space with such an esteemed history of contemplation. While we were there he invited us to participate in a study of advanced meditators. Here is a photo of Tina with her EEG “swim cap” on, during the testing. A summary of the research can be found on our Books/Articles page.    

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Samatha Practice Groups Flourish

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Samatha Practice Groups Flourish

We currently have one practice group in session. Brian Gavin, who is now authorized to give dharma talks and teach daylongs, leads a monthly Spokane practice group in Spokane, Washington, the first and third Sunday of every month from 10-11:30am. Please click this hotlink to see the website  http://www.meetup.com/Spokane-Concentration-Meditation-Group/ . Previously, Sister Phap Chan, our Director of Special Projects, led two practice groups in Connecticut. Longtime student June Kramer, also led practice groups in San Luis Obispo,...

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Teachers Interviewed by Non-Duality Magazine

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Teachers Interviewed by Non-Duality Magazine

Tina and Stephen were recently interviewed by Nonduality Magazine, an online magazine featuring interviews with teachers from a wide variety of traditions. Read the interviews at the hotlinks...

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Original Website–50,639 visits from 40 countries

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Original Website–50,639 visits from 40 countries

Our first website served us well for 4 years, and amazingly was visited 50,639 times by people from 40 countries, with 30,779 unique site visitors . In October 2012 we launched this new website. We hope you find it easy to use and beautiful. We are so grateful that the internet has allowed us to connect with all of you, no matter where you are. Welcome to all!

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Knowing & Seeing, by Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw

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Knowing & Seeing, by Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw

This seminal book is now available at cost for purchase on Amazon.com, thanks to two yogis in our sangha–Ted Weinstein and Michael Nagy. The book is beautiful, and is so much easier to read and use than the download version. It sells for cost at $15.99, with any small proceeds donated to Pa Auk Monastery. Click here to order: http://amzn.to/knowingseeing or for a description visit our Books page. Knowing & Seeing (4th Edition) presents a series of talks and question & answer sessions at a meditation retreat by the Venerable...

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