Weekthün: A Week of Meditation

with Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette and Ethan Nichtern

March 9 - 17, 2018

A weekthün or “week session” is a powerful and in-depth retreat focused on the practice of mindfulness-awareness meditation. This technique of watching and being with the mind and body transforms how we relate to everyday life and ourselves.

Weekthüns also explore the Shambhala principle of basic goodness - that we are all, at the core, worthy and complete. Learning this principle is a journey where by we make friends with who we are and draw out our inherent fearlessness.

From this point of view, meditation is not a tool to fix ourselves or improve our abilities. Rather, it is a direct path to connecting with our fundamental wisdom.

Shambhala Meditation will also be taught at this retreat. This is a pre-meditation technique that helps us to feel the present moment more fully and directly and enriches our meditative experience.

As the retreat unfolds, we will discover an atmosphere in which we can trust in the experience of truly feeling ourselves, the natural world, and human society.

Retreats like this one happen multiple times throughout the year. Learn More

Practice Includes
Sitting and walking meditation
Individual meditation instruction
Talks by senior teachers
Study periods
Silence practice

Tibetan Singing Bowl
Sample Schedule
7:00am Early Morning Practice Session
8:00am Contemplative One-Bowl Breakfast
9:00am Morning Practice Session
12:30pm Contemplative One-Bowl Lunch
1:30pm Work Period
3:00pm Afternoon Practice Session
4:00pm Tea Break
4:30pm Late Afternoon Practice Session
6:00pm Contemplative One-Bowl Dinner
7:00pm Evening Practice Session
9:00pm End of Day
 

Additional Information:

This program fulfills the weekthün practice requirement for those on the Shambhala Buddhist path.

Please plan to arrive between 3pm-6pm on Friday, March 9, 2018. Dinner is offered at 6:30pm. The program will begin at 7:30pm. The program ends with a departure day on Saturday, March 17. You are free to leave any time that day. 


Pricing

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.

FULL PRICE: $600
This is the actual price of the program.

DISCOUNT PRICE: $525
We offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price of the program. This price is made possible through the generosity of Karmê Chöling and our donors

Payment Policies:
Karmê Chöling has updated its payment policies. The new policies apply to all programs that start after January 1, 2019. Please read the payment policies before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x-101 or x-103). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

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

Online registration is not currently open.


Teachers

About Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette

Suzann Duquette has been a student, leader and teacher in Shambhala for 45 years. Appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as Rupa, or Form, Acharya, a key aspect of her work is developing and teaching Shambhala Ritual Academy with other core faculty throughout the sangha and online. Her work with the Ritual and Form Group of the Rupa Acharya also contributes to ritual education in Shambhala. This training program as well as other Academy programs are designed to create a community of strong and vital Shambhala umdzes and chöpöns. As Werma Acharya, Suzann leads selected Scorpion Seal meditation retreats. She also teaches Daoist-Qigong in the lineage of Dr. Eva Wong and Mudra Space Awareness, as presented by the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Suzann is currently Resident Acharya at Karmê Chöling. She and her husband, Jan Enthoven, run a B&B in Barnet, Vermont.

About Ethan Nichtern

Ethan Nichtern is a senior teacher in residence for the NY Shambhala community. He is the author of several books. His most recent, The Dharma of the Princess Bride, has received enthusiastic praise from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and other reviewers. He is also the founder of The Interdependence Project, an organization dedicated to Buddhist-inspired meditation and psychology, transformational activism, mindful arts, and meaningful media. He teaches and lectures around the world and is based in New York City.

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