Week of Events
Shamatha Retreat – Finding Calm in the Midst of Chaos
For this retreat there is an option to attend the first 3 days only or continue on for the full 7-day retreat. There are no prerequisites to participate in this retreat, but you must be able to attend all the sessions for which you register.
At the beginning of each session, brief instruction to the practice of Shamatha will be given. After a one-hour session and a 10-minute break, there will be a teaching or question-and-answer period with participants.
This is an informal session to share thoughts, questions, ideas, and writing with the wish to strengthen connections within the sangha. These sessions are typically theme-based. Everyone is welcome!
On Tuesday, June 8th we will hike in the beautiful forest of Larch Mountain. Meet at 9:00 AM at the parking lot of the Larch Mountain Trailhead to hike the 6.3-mile Larch Mountain Crater Loop Hike. Oregon Hikers has a detailed description of this hike. Driving directions to the Larch Mountain trailhead are: Take Exit […]
The practice of Green Tara belongs to the vajrayana class of meditations. Tara is considered the embodiment of the activity of all the buddhas.
The practice of Chenrezi — the embodiment of the compassion of all the buddhas — is an excellent introduction to yidam practice of vajrayana Buddhism.