Upcoming Events

Awakening Dharma Events

2019

Focused Attention Stress Reduction Daylong (FASR) Friday, January 11, 2019 at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA, USA – Taught by Tina. Register at here.

Meditation to Develop Concentration and Serenity for a Chaotic World, 5-day Retreat: January 18-23, 2019at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in Castle Rock, Washington, USA. Taught by Tina and Stephen. Register at here, or email info@CloudMountain.org for further details.

Dharma Talk: Friday, January 25, 2019 at Still Point PDX, Portland, Oregon, USA. Taught by Stephen and Tina. No pre-registration required. For more information, visit www.stillpointpdx.org.

Meditation to Develop Concentration and Serenity for a Chaotic World Daylong: Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Still Point PDX, Portland, Oregon, USA. Taught by Tina and Stephen. No pre-registration required. For more information, visit www.stillpointpdx.org.

Tina to be interviewed by Buddha at the Gas Pump: Feb. 23, 2019, live streamed at 1:00-3:00pm, and recorded for viewing after, at https://batgap.com/future-interviews/upcoming-interviews/.

Understanding Awakening Weekend Non-residential Retreat:
March 30-31, 2019 at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA, USA – Taught by Tina. Register here.

Introduction to Concentration Meditation Daylong: Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Seattle Insight Meditation Society, Seattle, Washington, USA. Taught by Stephen and Tina. Register here.

Concentration Meditation Weekend Non-residential Retreat: July 6-7, 2019 at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA, USA – Taught by Tina. Register at www.SpiritRock.org.

Understanding Awakening Dharma Talk: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at SF Dharma Collective in San Francisco, CA, USA – Taught by Tina. No registration necessary. For more info, click here.

Luminous Mind 7-day Samatha Retreat: August 10-16, 2019, in Essex near London, England. Taught by Tina. Held at the beautiful Bellropes Countryside Retreat http://www.bellropescountrysideretreat.co.uk/gallery/. For more information or to register, visit www.jhanaretreat.com, or email retreat organizer Tomislav Maric at tenshk@hotmail.co.uk.

Neurodharma Retreat: Sept.20-29, 2019, at the Shambhala Mountain Center, near Boulder, Colorado, 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 working with students in groups and individually. For more information or to register, click here.

2020-2021

Meditation to Develop Concentration and Serenity for a Chaotic World, 2-day non-residential Retreat: Jan. 11-12, 2020, at Insight Meditation Tucson, in Tucson, AZ, USA. Taught by Tina. Registration available soon, click here.

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 at Seattle Insight Meditation Society, Seattle, Washington, USA. Taught by  Tina. Register at www.seattleinsight.org.

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). The Brahma Viharas are an ancient meditation practicing contacting and developing the heart qualities of our deeper nature.  In this retreat we will practice all four meditations – loving kindness, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity.  We will learn the meditations for each heart quality and spend a day on each Brahma Vihara.  These are cultivated to both heal our hurt and wounded life experiences as well as orient, and relax, our consciousness to receiving the naturally arising qualities of an enlightened heart. These meditations practices will be presented from the perspective of a nondual awake awareness.  The qualities are naturally arising in awake awareness.  This is our natural, unconditioned, reality.  Presenting the practices from this perspective supports us in seeing their inherent value and function outside our normal “Self” perspective. This retreat is suitable for new and experienced meditators.

Luminous Mind 14-day Retreat: dates TBD, 2021, at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in Castle Rock, Washington, USA. Taught by Tina and Stephen.

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.”