Upcoming Events

Awakening Dharma Events

2020

Focused Attention Stress Reduction Daylong (FASR); Meditation for Developing Concentration and Serenity for a Chaotic World: Friday, January 24, 2020 at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA, USA – Taught by Tina. Register at www.SpiritRock.org.

Focused Attention Stress Reduction Daylong (FASR); Meditation for Developing Concentration and Serenity for a Chaotic World: Saturday, March 28, 2020 at SF Dharma Collective, San Francisco, CA, USA. Taught by Tina. For more info, visit https://sfdharmacollective.org/.

Dharma Talk: Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Still Point PDX, Portland, Oregon, USA. Taught by Tina. No pre-registration required. For more information, visit www.stillpointpdx.org.

Meditation to Develop Concentration and Serenity for a Chaotic World, 5-day Retreat: April 17-22, 2020,  at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in Castle Rock, Washington, USA. Taught by Tina. Register at www.cloudmountain.org. All accommodations are single or double rooms (no triples).

Dharma Talk: Friday, April 24, 2020 at Seattle Insight Meditation Society, Seattle, Washington, USA. Taught by Tina. Register at www.seattleinsight.org.

Introduction to Concentration Meditation Daylong: Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Seattle Insight Meditation Society, Seattle, Washington, USA. Taught by Tina. Register at www.seattleinsight.org.

Luminous Mind 14-day Samatha Retreat (with 7-day option): May 19-June 1, 2020 (7-day option May 19-26), at Seminario de Marola near Reggio Emilia, (near Bologna and Milan) Italy — Taught by Tina. This is a 2-week retreat, with a 1-week option available for the first week. For more information or to register, go to www.jhanaretreat.com, or email retreat organizer (English speakers) Tomislav Maric at tenshk@hotmail.co.uk or (Italian speakers) Andrea Magoni at jhanaretreat@gmail.com. Click here to download the retreat info packet in English, and here to download in Italian. Click here for a 4-minute YouTube with Tina talking about “The Four Benefits of the Samatha Practice.” Click here to watch a 9-minute video of Tina providing an overview of the Luminous Mind retreat.

Non-dual Bramaviharas Retreat: July 17-23, 2020,  at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in Castle Rock, Washington, USA. Taught by Stephen. Register at www.cloudmountain.org. All accommodations are single or double rooms (no triples).

Understanding Awakening 5-Day Retreat: July 24-28, 2020 at Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, USA – Taught by Tina. Register here.

Understanding Awakening Weekend Non-residential Retreat: Sept. 26-27, 2020 at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA, USA – Taught by Tina. Register here.

Neurodharma Retreat: Oct. 2-11, 2020, at the Garrison Institute, New York, USA. Dharma talks are given by New York Times Best-selling author of Buddha’s Brain (and many other books) Dr. Rick Hansen. Tina is on the teaching team giving additional teaching, and working with students in groups and individually. For more information or to register, go to https://www.garrisoninstitute.org/.

2021

Non-dual Bramaviharas Retreat: tentatively April 19-25, 2021 at Seminario de Marola near Reggio Emilia, (near Bologna) Italy. Taught by Stephen. For more information, email retreat organizer Tomislav Maric at tenshk@hotmail.co.uk.

Luminous Mind 14-day Samatha Retreat: July 25-August 7, 2021, in Southern France near Toulouse. Taught by Tina. For more information or to register, email retreat organizer Tomislav Maric at tenshk@hotmail.co.uk. (Note:  Doing this retreat and also the following 14-day in the U.S. would provide a 4-week retreat.) Click here for a 4-minute YouTube with Tina talking about “The Four Benefits of the Samatha Practice.” Click here to watch a 9-minute video of Tina providing an overview of the Luminous Mind retreat.

Luminous Mind 14-day Retreat: August 13-26, 2021, at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in Castle Rock, Washington, USA. Taught by Stephen and Tina. Register at www.CloudMountain.org. (Note:  Doing this retreat and also the prior 14-day in the Europe would provide a 4-week retreat.) Click here for a 4-minute YouTube with Tina talking about “The Four Benefits of the Samatha Practice.” Click here to watch a 9-minute video of Tina providing an overview of the Luminous Mind retreat.

Dharma Talks and Retreats Upon Request at Your Location
We are available to give dharma talks or lead retreats at your location, either one of us of both of us, depending on your need. For a sample of our dharma talks, or to view videos of us, please visit the Dharma Talks page. If you or your sangha are interested in organizing a retreat or dharma talk for us to lead, please contact us directly as found on the Contacts Us page.

Here’s what students have to say about our events:

  • “I’ve deepened my practice more than ever, due to the clarity of the teaching.”
  • “My faith in Buddhism has been deepened to a degree previously unimaginable, but is tempered by a profound sobriety of mind and wisdom. Every word of the dharma talks penetrated the core of my being and accelerated my practice.”
  • “If I was to describe this to a friend, I would call it ‘Jedi mind training!’”
  • “I have seen more changes in myself from two years of concentration practice than in the previous 20 years of various meditation practices.”
  • “It will rock your world!”
  • “I feel more confident in my approach to the Anapanasati / samatha practice, and how to navigate the varied terrain as well.”
  • “Tina and Stephen, your dedication to the dharma is so inspiring to me. You’ve given me the courage to embrace my true path in life. Your efforts and example have given me a clarity that is truly miraculous. Thank you for all your hard work.”