Buddhist Practices and Tools to Live By

Directly experience of meditation and mindfulness practices with your breath until a certain level of concentration and calmness is achieved will help to overcome attention deficit disorder and reduce stress. Opening your awareness to whatever arises in the mind-body process helps to overcome the destructive emotions like fear, anxiety etc. and achieve the freedom and joy that is your true nature.

Together on this meditation journey you will gain:

  • A philosophical understanding of Buddhism
  • Knowledge of the purpose of meditation
  • Practical meditation guidance for daily life
  • Opportunity for discussion and inquiry

Items to bring: Please wear clothes comfortable for sitting in meditation. No prior reading is required.

The retreat welcomes everybody, from beginner to advanced meditators.

 

About the Teacher

Mindfulness retreat and buddhist retreat with Lama Migmar in North Carolina
Khen Rinpoche Lama Migmar has been serving Harvard-wide student, faculties, and staff as a Buddhist Chaplain since 1997. He received both a traditional and a contemporary education in India. He graduated with an Acharya degree in 1979 from Tibetan Institute of Sanskrit University, Varanasi, India, and with first position every nine years among four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He was awarded a medal for academic excellence by His Holiness The Dalai Lama. He was also recognized as Khenpo for his scholarship and service to the Dharma by His Holiness the Sakya Trizin.

Lama Migmar served as the head of Sakya Center in Rajpur, India, and the Sakya Monastery in Puruwalla, India, from 1981 to 1989, taking care of the well being of several hundred monastic residents. During this time he reintroduced the original form of the geshe educational system of Tibet, with degrees from kazhipa up to the rabjampa degree, with a curriculum that included all of the eighteen major texts, which are known as the Dragchen Chogyed.

Lama Migmar has supervised the editing and publication of over 50 rare volumes of Sakya literature including the 31 volumes of Sakya Lamdre and the rare Golden Manuscripts of the Five Founding Masters of Sakya. Lama Migmar has also authored and published many books covering various subjects from Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana traditions, including, “Awakening to the Noble Truth”, “Wisdom Gone Beyond”, “The Play of Mahamudra”, “The Tibetan Book of Awakening”, “Treasures of the Sakya Lineage”, and “Visions”. More information about Lama Migmar’s publications can be found at Mangalamkosha Publications. Lama Migmar has also established Mangalam Studio to share spiritual arts, teachings, and practices via podcasts, videos, practice texts, and other types media to the public for free. He has been leading many retreats at Buddhist centers throughout North America and Europe. He is one of the lead faculties at Kripalu in Berkshire, MA. He founded Sakya Institute for Buddhist Studies in Cambridge, MA in 1990.


Schedule

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)
Arrival Day 8:30-10:00 pm
Daily 9:00-11:30 am; 1:45-3:45 pm; 8:30-10:00 pm
Departure Day 9:00-11:00 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)
7:30-9:00 pm Program Session

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


Date & Time

Starts: Aug 03, 2018 03:00 PM

Ends: Aug 05, 2018 12:00 PM

Teacher

Khen Rinpoche Lama Migmar

Rate

Starting at $418

Includes room, meals & tuition

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