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Programs

  • Camping – $320.00
  • Commuting – $320.00
  • Dorm Yurt, Men's – $392.00
  • Dorm Yurt, Women's – $392.00
  • Prajna 3-Bed Female Dorm/Family Room – $432.00
  • Prajna Double – $580.00
  • Prajna Queen Shared-Bed – $700.00
  • Prajna Queen Single – $980.00
  • Temple Camping – $320.00

Date & Time Details: This retreat begins with a mandatory registration period from 2pm to 4pm on the first day and ends after lunch on the last day.

Location: Tara Mandala Retreat Center

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Shamatha Meditation: Cultivating Meditative Quiescence

With Drubpön Lama Karma

May 12 - 15, 2019

On a daily basis, our minds run wild and fall victim to afflictive emotions, suffering, depression, laziness, and other negative thought patterns. In this retreat we will learn Shamatha meditation, the Buddhist practice of cultivating a mind imbued with clarity and concentration. This is done by practicing single-pointed meditation through mindfulness of breathing and other techniques such as concentration on a meditative object. We will do intensive practice of Shamatha to gradually bring our own minds under our control so that we may begin to tap into our highest potential in our spiritual practice and daily life.

This retreat is open to all.

Suggested Dana: $160 – $200

Teacher

Drubpön Lama Karma
Venerable retreat master (Drubpön) Lama Karma was born in eastern Bhutan and joined the Long-Nying Chöling Monastery at a young age. His root teacher was Lama Naljorpa, the great yogi of Mahamudra and Dzogchen, from whom he received numerous vows, empowerments, instructions and oral transmissions, including the Chöd Rinchen Trengwa…
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