Tuesday, December 26, 2017 to Monday, January 1, 2018
Early registration is greatly appreciated.
Partial attendance is strongly encouraged if you are not able to come for the full week. The full week is required to fulfill prerequisites of the Shambhala Buddhist path.
Turn over the New Year with clarity, stability, strength, and a strong sense of community.
Weekthun is an intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators. The program is carefully designed to support participants in deepening their mindfulness-awareness practice. The week includes: group and individual meditation instruction, dharma talks from the teachers, group discussion, movement exercises, and walks. Meditation goes beyond the cushion, with every aspect of daily life becoming a practice of wakefulness and an opportunity to make better friends with ourselves and our world.
You can plan for full days (8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and some evenings, ending with a proper New Year’s Eve feast and enjoyment of the first day of the New Year in silence and contemplation. You can choose from attending the whole week, any three days, or individual days.
Shastri Christopher St. John and Eunice St. John have both been practicing, studying and teaching in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition since 1982. Eunice served as Director of the Brunswick Shambhala Center from 2000-2005. Christopher has been Resident Director of Shambhala Training at the Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Center since 1995. He was named Shastri by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2016
Level: Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience necessary.
: Early registration is recommended to save your space and it also helps the staff plan for the program. Kindly complete payment below or contact Rachel at [email protected]
or 594-1694 to register and discuss other payment options.
Generosity policy: We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the suggested amounts are an obstacle for you, please consider what is possible in your current situation and offer as much of the program fee as you can. Kindly register ahead by email. Thank you!
A program of Rockland Shambhala, under the auspices of the Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Center.