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21st Annual Summer Retreat at Crystal Mountain Society

July 31, 2021 @ 9:00 am August 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Bodies of Awareness: Meditations on Our Vital yet Illusory Bodies

Crystal Mountain Society is very pleased to announce that for the 21st year Lama Mark Webber will be teaching, leading meditation and guiding practitioners at the Crystal Mountain Summer Retreat.

Dates: July 31st to August 29th, 2021

Location: Crystal Mountain Society Retreat and Namgyal Choling Gompa, Galiano Island, B,C. Canada

For more information and registration, contact Barbara Shields kutenaiwellness@gmail.com

* SUBJECT TO PROVINCIAL CoVID-19 PUBLIC MEETING RESTRICTIONS *


Schedule and Topics:

Week 1:

a) Introducing the awakening mind and Buddhist Meditation

b) Sensory In-touchment and Enlivening

  • Four Noble Truths, Emptiness and Compassion: Study, Reflection and Meditation.
  • Progressively deepening awareness of our bodies is a vital part of liberation. Gradually bringing in-touchment and enlivening to our body experience is a major component of this summer’s retreat.
  • Many sessions each day of yoga, Feldenkrais and explorations by Lama Mark. (Led by Laurel Jacobson, Lama Mark and others)

Week 2:

The meditation of Amitayus from the Drikung Dzogchen tradition.

  • Group and individual practice.
  • Integrating sound, speech, mantra and breath into all our practices (led by Michael Gohl).
  • Learning vajra recitation.
  • Many sessions each day of yoga, Feldenkrais and explorations by Lama Mark. (Led by Laurel Jacobson, Lama Mark and others)
  • The empowerment of Amitayus. Date to be announced.

Week 3:

Instructions and teachings on appearances and the Illusory Body, through the progressive stages of emptiness

  • The meditation of Amitayus continued with emphasis on inner yoga. Group and individual practice.
  • Integrating sound, speech, mantra and breath into all our practices continued (led by Michael Gohl).
  • Vajra recitation continued.
  • Many sessions each day of yoga, Feldenkrais and explorations by Lama Mark. (led by Laurel Jacobson, Lama Mark and others)

Week 4:

 Instructions and teachings on Illusory Body, through the progressive stages of emptiness: interdependence and totality.

  • The meditation of Amitayus continued. Group and individual practice.
  • Continuing sessions each day of sound, yoga, Feldenkrais and explorations sensory awareness. (led by Laurel Jacobson and others)

Other Empowerments, transmissions and practices to be announced.

The retreat will end with an empowerment and community feast (Tsog).