True Perception Holiday City Meditation Retreat (Weekthun)

with Ellen Rook

December 26th—January 1st

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    Room: Meditation Hall

    The True Perception City Meditation Retreat Weekthun is an opportunity for us to connect deeply with meditation while relating it directly with our regular life. The practice of sitting meditation uncovers the stable, clear and potent quality of our mind. Practitioners of all levels are invited to join us in this week of spacious mind - attend for the entire week, one day, or just one session.

    The weekthun will include three sessions per day except for the final day, January 1, which will run from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

    8:30 AM - !2:00 PM Morning Practice

    Noon - 12:45 Contemplative Lunch

    12:45 - 1:30 Rest/Walk outside

    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Afternoon Practice

    4:30 - 5:00 Break/Study

    5:00 Supper at the Center

    6:00 - 8:00 PM Evening Practice

    The retreat will be structured so that participants who attend the entire program are able to meet the requirements for weekthun prerequisite for advanced Shambhala programs such as Enlightened Society Assembly and Shambhala Guide training.

    If you are planning to attend, please register as soon as possible, as it will help tremendously in planning. During the registration process, please note in the comments area whether you plan to attend the entire program or to attend in part. Details on intended partial attendance are welcome (such as "mornings only" or "Wednesday
    all day").

    This program is offered without charge in celebration of Shambhala friend, Andy Haas, who passed away in January 2013. Andy's family suggested memorial donations be directed to the Albany Shambhala Center. We felt a fitting use of these generous donations was to offer a program that emphasized sitting meditation practice to everyone free of charge. Participants in our previous retreats have made donations that allow us to continue the tradition of offering our Holiday retreat without charge.  If inspired, you will have the opportunity to make a donation towards a future celebration weekthun to be offered without charge.

    For this retreat, we'll be working with Chogyam Trungpa's text True Perception. 

    Relax and open our senses to the phenomenal world

    -Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche