Roots of Virtue, Seeds of Compassion

Asian Healing Practices for Body, Mind, and Spirit

Lama Losang

Boone, North Carolina

Oct 25 – 27
October 27, 2019 1:00 pm
Retreat Type
Featured PresentersFeatured Presenters
Meditation & MindfulnessMeditation & Mindfulness
Self DiscoverySelf Discovery
SpiritualSpiritual
Retreat Goals
Calm & Clear MindCalm & Clear Mind
Personal DevelopmentPersonal Development

Description

Looking for ways to soothe body, mind, and spirit? Intrigued by the mysteries of ancient Eastern healing methods? Learn it from a Buddhist Lama. Explore and expand your wealth of knowledge and your spiritual practice with holistic health expert Lama Losang. In this well-rounded retreat, you’ll enhance your health and happiness with ancient Asian healing methods.

 

Nurtured by the natural majestic mountains and forest, you will integrate wisdom from Asian healing practices, combining Taoist, Buddhist, and Yogic traditions. Through enlightening lecture, Q&A, meditation, acupressure, breath and movement, you will experience the joy and wonder of these ancient healing methods.

In this holistic retreat, you will:

  • Discover the calm and peace of sitting and walking meditations
  • Enjoy the strength, flexibility, and balance of stretching techniques
  • Experience the delight of hands-on acupressure massage therapy for self-healing and relaxation
  • Cultivate awareness of loving-kindness and compassion
  • Explore the Five Element approach to a healthy lifestyle, including diet and nutrition

You’ll leave with a sense of fulfillment and tranquility and tools to cultivate positive emotions and lasting happiness.

 

Items to bring: Loose fitting clothing suitable for yoga and comfort.

 

This retreat is appropriate for anyone with a body, mind, and a wish to be happy.

Presenters

Lama losang David Bole headshot

Lama Losang (Dr. David Bole)

Lama Losang (Dr. David Bole), Ph.D., is  the Director of the Traditional Acupuncture Center, a holistic health care facility, and resident teaching Lama for the Gainesville Karma Thegsum Choling, a Buddhist meditation and training center. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, is a licensed Acupuncture Physician, and teaches Asian Medicine, meditation, and Tai Chi. Having completed a three-year retreat in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, his expertise and experience in both Western and Eastern traditions provides a unique synthesis to health and healing. He offers workshops that bridge the gap between Eastern and Western philosophies, providing students enriched awareness and enhanced health in mind, body, and spirit.

Rooms & Pricing

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of check-out. (Rates below are Per Person)

Private Hotel Room

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$319/Night/Per Person

The private hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)

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$246/Night/Per Person

The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you.

 

Private Retreat Room

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$233/Night/Per Person

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi.

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)

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$190/Night/Per Person

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you. 

 

Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

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$165/Night/Per Person

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath and complimentary wifi. Up to two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.

 

Schedule

Introduction to Asian Healing Arts: Meditation, Energy Medicine, and Tai Chi/Chi Gong

October 25th-27th, 2019

 

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Friday 7:30-9:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am-12:30 pm;  2:00-4:00 pm

Sunday 9:30-11:30 am (Room check-out is 11 am; Luggage can be held at reception)

 

Arrival Day

3:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 3:00pm, but if you arrive early we will hold luggage at Reception.

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner

7:00-7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)

 

Optional Onsite Activities

We hope you enjoy your stay with us at the Art of Living Retreat Center. While here, we invite you to immerse in the quiet peace of the Blue Ridge Mountains and connect with yourself. Apart from the activities in your program schedule, there are also opportunities to join daily yoga and meditation classes, restorative Ayurvedic spa treatments, guided hiking trails, pottery classes, evening Kirtans, the outdoor labyrinth or the weekly Bonfire. Here are more details for your stay:

 

Optional Complimentary Activities (Please join only if above mentioned Program schedule permits)

7:30-8:30 am Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall) During Program Dates only

9:45-10:45 am/4:15-5:15 pm Hatha Yoga Class (Venue: Geeta Hall)

11:00 am-12:00 pm Mind and Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

1:30-2:00 pm Yoga Nidra (Venue: Geeta Hall) Saturdays and Sundays only

2:00-3:15 pm Property Tour (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

1:30-2:30 pm/3:00-4:00 pm Guided Nature Walk (Starts at Reception) Saturdays only

5:30-6:00 pm Guided Meditation Session (Venue: Geeta Hall)

7:30-8:15 pm Meditative Chant/Kirtan (Venue: Geeta Hall)

8:30-10:00 pm Bonfire (Below Veda 2; Weather permitting) Saturdays Only

 

Mealtimes

7:30-9:30 am Breakfast

12:00-2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)

6:00-7:30 pm Dinner

 

Ayurveda Spa Appointments

We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa before arrival, in order to ensure availability. Please call (828) 264-8382 for details.

 

Our Clay Studio is open Thu-Sun; Hand-building classes and Throwing classes are available by appt. Clay pieces can be glazed and shipped back as well. Please contact our front desk to make an appointment.

 

Actual schedules and venues may vary; Please confirm with Front Desk upon check-in

Location

639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC 28607

Discover deep rest and rejuvenation in a pristine natural setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina. Set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a tranquil sanctuary. The perfect place to begin your journey to wellness. *NOTE* Please avoid using GPS…It will take you up a private road to a locked gate.  Use directions provided on this site.

Distance from Nearest Airport

2 Hours by car without traffic

FAQs

For room reservations & spa retreats, we have a 24 hour cancellation policy.
For all other retreats, please be sure to check the registration page specific to that retreat.

Happiness Retreat Cancellation Policy:

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
Nonrefundable credit toward a future AOLRC program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any AOLRC program or stay for one year following the date of issue.
No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
AOLRC reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If AOLRC cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.
 
If a participant attends no sessions of the course, the course registration and full course fee can be transferred to another course of the same course type within 60 days after the end of the course originally registered for. If a participant is unable to finish the course s/he can take another course of the same course type for no additional fee.

To encourage a healthy environment we ask that guest to not consume alcohol or meat in our public spaces, however guests may enjoy these items in their rooms. That being said our property is always smoke-free.

Yes, we ask that guests with food allergies simply inform us so we can communicate those needs to our chef. Typically we label potential allergens such as gluten, dairy and nuts.

Tuition
$275
Add 2 nights all-inclusive lodging and meals

Art of Living Retreat Center

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