ONLINE: Gentle Bravery: A Weekend Meditation Retreat

with Acharya Suzann Duquette and Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

July 11 - 12

MeditatorsGentle Bravery: A Weekend Retreat is an online householder retreat designed to blend a deepening meditation practice with the ordinary daily schedule of our lives. Participants will be introduced to shamatha meditation practice as a direct path to connecting with our fundamental wisdom. The retreat will include meditation instruction, sitting and walking meditation, contemplations, and discussion groups. Optional evening sessions will be available.

Retreat Schedule
Saturday, July 11: 9:00am to about 5:30pm with breaks throughout the day
Sunday, July 12: 9:00am - 12:30pm.  

Participants may attend the weekend only or the full 7-day retreat.

Registration deadline

Because of the nature and logistics of online programming — including ensuring that you have the proper links, materials and schedules — the deadline to register for this program is 48 hours before it begins.


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.

This is the actual price of the program.

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.


About Acharya Suzann Duquette

No picture - don't use. There are 3 bios for Archarya Duquette in webtools:

  • Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette - for Shambhala Ritual Academy 
  • Acharya Suzann Duquette - General bio
  • Suzann Duquette - Mudra bio



About Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

Gaylon Ferguson has practiced Shambhala Buddhist meditation since 1973 under the guidance of Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. In 2000, the Sakyong invited him to serve as an acharya or senior teacher. He is Core Faculty at Naropa University. His latest book, Natural Bravery: Fear and Fearlessness as a Direct Path of Awakening, was published in February 2016. An excerpt from his first book, Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With, was selected for inclusion in The Best Buddhist Writing 2010.

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