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Touching the Ground of Goodness: Week-long Meditation Retreat

Northern California Shambhala

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Monday, May 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Full 7 night retreat; full price
Paying this amount will enable us to cover program costs for teachers, staff, etc.
Ended $700.00 $7.95
Full 7 night retreat; Discount rate
This rate is available for anyone who is not in a position to pay the full price
Ended $575.00 $7.95
Long weekend 3 night option Ended $350.00 $7.95
Long weekend 3 night Discount Ended $275.00 $6.49
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Week-long meditation retreat at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center
Open to the public

“By focusing the mind and feeling the heart, we increase our ability to connect with goodness.  So we take a moment to gather our senses into our heart and feel what it means to be worthy.  That ignites confidence, the spark of awakened energy.  
Our life is illuminated by this healthy glow.”  

– Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. 

Please join us for a week-long meditation retreat (weekthun) at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, a beautiful retreat center in Sonoma County with strong ties to the Shambhala community. The retreat will include two practice tracks:

1. A sitting meditation track led by Jesse Miller. Anyone can participate in this track, which will include periods of sitting and walking meditation, talks and discussion, and meetings with a meditation instructor.

2. A Vajrayana track providing an opportunity for Vajrayana practitioners to join together for group practice, including Rigden or Kagyü ngöndro, Werma or other practices. This track will include recorded talks (which will be selected based on the practice focus of the participants) and time for study and discussion.

The price of the retreat includes lodging and three delicious vegetarian meals a day. There are two options for attending the retreat: full attendance (7 nights), or a long weekend option over Memorial Day weekend (3 nights from May 23-26). The retreat will begin with dinner on May 19, and will end with lunch on May 26 (long weekend option will begin with dinner on May 23).

Schedule (subject to change)
May 19: 6-9 p.m.
May 20-258 a.m. to 9 p.m.
May 26: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Registration deadline: April 30

Contact: Diana Shane by clicking the CONTACT THE ORGANIZER button in the right sidebar.

Cancellation Policy:
No refunds after May 12. If you cancel prior to May 12 you will receive a full refund less a $15 processing fee.

“When you don’t punish or condemn yourself, when you relax more and appreciate your body and mind, you begin to contact the fundamental notion of basic goodness in yourself.”

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
Have questions about Touching the Ground of Goodness: Week-long Meditation Retreat? Contact Northern California Shambhala

When & Where

Sonoma Mountain Zen Center
6367 Sonoma Mountain Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Monday, May 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

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Northern California Shambhala

Northern California Shambhala is a community of meditation centers and study groups located in Berkeley, Davis, San Francisco, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Sonora, Silicon Valley and Grass Valley. To locate a center near you, click here.

The Shambhala Lineage is a spirtual tradition founded on the principle that all beings are fundamentally good and deeply desire to create meaningful human society together. By bravely taking the time and space for self reflection we can both individually and communally awaken our inherent confidence, intelligence, and good will and desire for a better world.

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Touching the Ground of Goodness: Week-long Meditation Retreat
Santa Rosa, CA Events Retreat Spirituality

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