Shamatha Retreat – Finding Calm in the Midst of Chaos
June 10, 6:30 pm - June 17, 6:30 pm
Teacher: Lama Eric Triebelhorn and Lama Sonam Dargye
*Two Registration Options Below:
- Three-Day retreat: Thursday, June 10 – Sunday, June 13
- Seven-Day retreat: Thursday, June 10 – Thursday, June 17
*All retreatants will attend the first three-day portion of the retreat. Those who register for the seven-day retreat will ‘stay on’ for an additional four days.
Shamatha, or resting meditation, is the basis of all our meditation practices. Through this practice we develop mindfulness and discover awareness, providing us with indispensable tools to more skillfully weather the inevitable stormy passages of life and to progress along the path from confusion to clarity.
We are pleased to announce that Lama Sonam Dargye of Eugene, an old friend of KCC, will be joining us. He will help us explore several techniques for this practice, including Kalu Rinpoche’s Extraordinary Shamatha which utilizes the five elements and consciousness as a support for the practice. The retreat setting allows for an intensive yet spacious opportunity to explore these meditations providing us with tools to continue on our own.
Though the days will be full, there will ample breaks and opportunities to stretch after every 30 minutes of sitting. Most of the time will be spent reflecting and meditating, but there will also be daily opportunities for questions and discussion. Limited opportunities will be provided to speak with the instructors as well.
There is no required reading. Texts and/or aspiration prayers will be shown on screen. The retreat will be livestreamed and recorded on Zoom. The recordings will be saved in a Vimeo showcase and made available to all who register.
There are no prerequisites to participate in this retreat, but you must be able to attend all the sessions.