Teen Retreat: Creating a Culture of Goodness

with Geoff Cox

October 4 - 6, 2013

At the heart of the Shambhala teachings is the understanding that every person is fundamentally good. This weekend will explore our everyday experiences of fundamental goodness and what it might look like to lead our lives from this basic principle.  Together we will create a culture of goodness that will encourage our innate qualities of kindness, wisdom, inner strength and joy to emerge.

With meditation as our anchor and childlike curiosity as our guide, we will explore practices that will take us into our bodies, into the natural world and into the aliveness of human connection.  We will conclude the weekend by asking ourselves, "what would it look like if we approach our life from a place of inherent wisdom and sanity?" We will explore topics like relationships and friendships, family life, sports, the arts, and school from this angle - and together, see what wisdom and insights arise!


Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

Those who can are encouraged to register using this option.

To encourage all to study, we offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price. Charitable donations provide the funding to make this pricing option available. We thank our donors for their generosity.

Financial Aid

Karmê Chöling offers interest-free payment plans, scholarships, and other financial assistance.

Please Note:
Price includes meals and basic accommodations on the shrine room floor.

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About Geoff Cox

Geoff Cox has been studying and practicing meditation for eight years and is an active member of the Boston Shambhala Center. He has experience working with youth as a nature-connection educator, and as the developer of an interdisciplinary, immersive living-learning community at the University of Richmond. Currently a graduate student at the New England School of Acupuncture, Geoff loves to explore the intersection of Chinese medicine, meditation, and nature. He is passionate about empowering youth leaders and building resilient communities, and is delighted to be working with Shambhala youth. 

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