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Programs

Special Funding Available

If you identify as a person of color you may be eligible for special financial support to attend our retreats.

* Indicates program with prerequisites

September

September 4 - October 17

ONLINE: Exploring and Applying Strategic Leadership — A deep dive into Zhuge Liang *

with Suzann Duquette and Jane Arthur
Registration Open Until September 17th. The foundation for this ONLINE class is the popular How to Lead Strategically series. This is a unique opportunity to blend these timeless teachings on artful and strategic leadership with our own personal and pro

September 25 - 26

HYBRID: Yeshe Tsogyal and the Feminine Principle: Buddhist and Shambhalian Perspectives

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown and Alex Vlasic
This weekend will explore Yeshe Tsogyal as a female exemplar, enlightened teacher, and fierce protector for all dharma practitioners. The weekend will include dharma talks, ritual practices, stories, and discussions about the importance of Yeshe Tsogyal.

September 25, 2021 - January 15, 2022

HYBRID: Yeshe Tsögyal and the Feminine Principle: Online Three-Month Study Cycle

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Shastri Bill Brauer, Shastri Donna Williams and Ella Reznikova
This study cycle draws from layers of the Tibetan tradition's feminine principle teachings from the Mahayana and Vajrayana. Each layer points to diverse ways we can experience the gates of wisdom opening through supplication of the feminine.

September 27 - October 25

ONLINE: Book Group: Lady of the Lotus-Born: The Life and Enlightenment of Yeshe Tsogyal

with Shastri Donna Williams
An in-depth discussion of the most recent translation of the riveting biography of Yeshe Tsogyal, “The Lute Song of the Gandharvas” that depicts her journey to enlightenment, her remarkable accomplishments, and her compassionate activity.

October

October 9 - 10

Online: Opening Our Heart through Opening Our Senses — Mudra Space Awareness *

with Dr. Craig Warren Smith and Suzann Duquette
Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching ? are not what they seem. By separating and examining each layer of sense perception, each sense becomes a field of experience revealed as pure mind.

October 9 - 11

Way of Shambhala Program

ONLINE: Sacred Path - Golden Key *

with Eric Spiegel
In Collaboration with the Los Angeles Shambhala Center: This program is based on the Shambhala text "The Letter of the Golden Key" which addresses our relationship to our sense perceptions and the material world around us.

October 30 - 31

HYBRID: Unwavering Compassion: A White Tara Retreat with Mahayana and Vajrayana Sadhanas

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown and Marian English
This retreat has two parallel tracks, one focusing on the White Tara Sadhana composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and another with A Very Condensed Daily Practice of White Tara composed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, as given by the Vidyadhara.

November

November 5 - 12

HYBRID: Week-long Retreat: Padmadakini Kurukulla Retreat *

with Acharya Eric Spiegel
This retreat will be a hybrid in-person/online practice intensive. Although there will be some teaching, the emphasis will be on engaging with Padmadakini through practice and offerings, including daily outdoor lhasangs in the meadow for in-person sangha.

November 5 - 7

HYBRID: Padmadakini Kurukulla Retreat - Weekend Only *

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

November 15 - December 13

ONLINE: Book Group: Vidyadhara, Feminine Principle and Evam

with Shastri Bill Brauer and Ella Reznikova
Study of these teachings from the 1970s in Barnet Town Hall, will be accompanied by archival videos of the original teachings.

November 26 - 28

HYBRID: Weekendthün: A 3-Day Meditation Retreat

with Shastri Bill Brauer and Ella Reznikova
A “weekendthün” is a powerful and in-depth mini-retreat focused on the practice of mindful-awareness meditation. This technique of sitting meditation brings mindfulness into real life.

January

January 7 - 15, 2022

HYBRID Weekthun: Meeting the Great Queen, Our Own Innate Wisdom

with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Shastri Donna Williams and Pablo Coddou
This program is available both On-Land and ONLINE. This weekthun is based on the lore of dakini stories, and will have a Mahamudra track for tantrikas, and a non-tantrika track for mindfulness-awareness practice.

May

May 20 - 22, 2022

Being Strategically Kind

with Dr. Eva Wong
Join Eva Wong, translator, scholar, and strategy consultant for a workshop on how to work with challenging environments in a non-aggressive, kind, and cooperative way.

May 22 - 27, 2022

Qigong Practice and Study Retreat - Immortal Lu Dongbin's Classic on Internal Alchemy *

with Dr. Eva Wong
Lu Dongbin's classic Treatise on Internal Alchemy is now translated for the first time and will be the principal text of this practice and study retreat.

May 27 - 29, 2022

Free and Easy Wandering in the Spirit World

with Dr. Eva Wong
Join Eva Wong, practitioner of the mystical path of Shangqing Taoism, in wandering the realms of the spirit world. Walk the paths of the stars and mountains to probe the

July

July 15 - 17, 2022

Entering the Magical World of Taoism

with Dr. Eva Wong
Join Eva Wong, a practitioner of the Shanqing and Kunlun systems of Magical Taoism, in exploring a form of Taoism that few in the western world have experienced.

July 17 - 22, 2022

Qigong for Life - Organizing Your Qigong Practice *

with Dr. Eva Wong
Join Eva Wong and fellow qigong practitioners in discovering, exploring, and celebrating the richness of qigong.

September

September 16 - 18, 2022

Creating Strategies for your QiGong Practice *

with Dr. Eva Wong and Acharya Suzann Duquette
Now that you have learned many qigong forms, it is time to strategize your practice to give you an edge in improving, enhancing, and repairing your body, as well as expanding your consciousness.

September 18 - 23, 2022

Stoking the Scholar & Warrior Fire *

with Dr. Eva Wong
For those who have completed Qigong Level 6, Parts 1 and/or Part 2