Second Italy Retreat Held Aug. 2015

Second Italy Retreat Held Aug. 2015

This 1-week retreat included 35 retreatants from 11 countries, including Italy of course, as well as Austria, Canada, England, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Sweden. Many thanks to the organizers, Andrea S. and Andrea M. as well as our translator, Victoria. (photo is of part of the group) Here is a hotlink to learn more about this retreat:...

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Italian Newspaper Interview on Meditation

Italian Newspaper Interview on Meditation

As part of our teaching in Italy in August 2015, an Italian newspaper ran the following interview of us about meditation and its benefits. Italian Newspaper article interview on meditation. We later recorded this 6-minute audio transcript of the article, at this hotlink on Dharma Seed. Audio Transcript of Italian Newspaper Article. This is a great introduction to meditation, available in an abbreviated...

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Join us on the Insight Timer! Awakening Dharma Samatha Meditation Group

Join us on the Insight Timer! Awakening Dharma Samatha Meditation Group

We now have a virtual sitting group on the Insight Timer! The Insight Timer is a great app for timing your meditations. You can select the time you want, and choose from several beautiful meditation bells that will ring at the time(s) you set. Best of all, you can see who you are meditating with from around the world! The basic version of the app is free, and there is a small fee for the full app. Our group is called the “Awakening Dharma...

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First Month-long Retreat Held at Cloud Mountain

First Month-long Retreat Held at Cloud Mountain

We held our first month-long (27-day) retreat from Sept. 6-Oct. 3,2014, at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in Castle Rock, Washington. We had 37 participants from 8 countries around the world. It was a deep and profound experience, for us as well as the yogis who attended. One of our criteria was that all accommodations would be singles, which worked out well for the participants. We have decided to offer another month-long retreat in...

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First European Retreat Held in Tuscany, Italy

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...

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International Vipassana Teachers Conference

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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