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June 2021

Bardos Meditation Retreat (Online)

June 19 - June 25
Retreat

Bardos relate to both living and dying, creating and dissolving.  In 2020, we collectively had the rug pulled out from underneath us by the COVID-19 virus. During this retreat, we will investigate the bardos and what they can teach us about life and impermanence. *Due to the ever-changing travel restrictions, globally and in Canada, this course is now offered online.  Exploring the Bardo of Now During this retreat, we will investigate the bardos and what they can teach us about ordinary life.…

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July 2021

Summer Meditation Retreat: Breathing (Online)

July 9 - July 16
Clear Sky Meditation & Study Centre, 3567 Cockell Rd
Bull River, British Columbia V0B1N0 Canada
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The meditation on Mindfulness of Breathing is not only suitable for all beings, it is also the direct way to enlightenmentSummer Meditation Retreat: Breathing Breathing. You can't beat it, for life, and as a meditation practice. Breathing meditation is suitable for all types of people.  It develops, concentration, calm, bliss and insight - altogether leading to awakening and healing.  This meditation retreat will be led by Achariya Doug Duncan Sensei at Clear Sky Meditation Center in Eastern BC, and will…

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August 2021

Tantric Deep Dive: A Week of Empowerments and 16th Anniversary

August 6 - August 15
Clear Sky Meditation & Study Centre, 3567 Cockell Rd
Bull River, British Columbia V0B1N0 Canada
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**COVID 19 UPDATE: The Tantric Deep Dive retreat will be modified for online empowerments, due to travel restrictions. And, the 16th Anniversary celebrations will be held online.   In Vajrayana Buddhism, initiations, empowerments or wongkur (Tib. དབང་, wang) are considered the spring from which all blessings flow. Join us for a tantric deep dive week, with twelve empowerments, followed by a weekend of joy to celebrate our retreat centre's 16th anniversary.  Tantric Deep Dive A week of Vajrayana Empowerments Celebration time!…

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Opening to the Clear Light of the Mind (Online)

August 21 - August 31
Maitreya House, Lower Maes-coed
Hereford, Wales HR2 0HP United Kingdom
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  **Covid-19 Update: This retreat will now be held online. New details coming soon. (Updated April 2, 2021) Beneath the confusion and distraction of our minds, the Mind itself is empty, spontaneous and compassionate.  The practice of Dzogchen helps us cut right through the confusion to this original, pure and luminous nature of Mind.   This retreat, with meditation masters Acharya Doug Duncan And Catherine Pawasarat Sensei, is for any meditator looking to go deeper to the essence of practice.  Opening to…

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September 2021

Seven Rays of Healing with Medicine Buddha (Online)

September 26 - October 3
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**Covid-19 Update: This retreat will now be held online. Further details coming soon. (Updated April 2, 2021)Seven Rays of Healing with Medicine Buddha How can we heal? How can we feel healthy and whole? Every wisdom tradition around the world holds that true healing comes through an understanding of the nature of reality. Part of this entails learning to discern between—and dance together with—both absolute reality and relative reality. The true challenge of a human life is to be able…

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December 2021

Zen Meditation Retreat

December 17 - December 31
Zen Meditation Retreat

  Zen is a rigorous practice of meditative training. By cultivating awareness and equanimity one gains insight into the nature of mind for the benefit of all beings.Winter Meditation Retreat: Zen Meditation Zen is derived from the Sanskrit word dhyana, which is often translated as 'absorption'.  Rigorous self-restraint, sitting meditation practice and insight into the nature of mind are central to Zen practice. For some historical context, Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that originated in China, where it was…

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