Like what you’ve heard and want to connect with a teacher in person? Be Here Now Network teachers share their wisdom in talks, workshops, and retreats at locations across the US.
Check the calendar below to attend events where there’s an opportunity to deepen your spiritual understanding and learn from some of the best teachers in the world.
Join KD! Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ticket Price: Rs 700
For information and tickets –
Telephone: 91 9897845162
Remarks: All proceeds will go towards caring for terminally ill cancer patients in Uttarakhand, India, through the Ganga Prem Hospice.
For more information about the work of Ganga Prem Hospice, you can view this video.
Lei’ohu Ryder and Maydeen Iao invite you to Maui this Fall for their 1st Annual “Ocean of Love” Maui Retreat at the Napili Kai Beach Resort.
Participate in Daily “Aloha in Action” Teachings / Practices with Lei’ohu, Maydeen and Special Guest Teachers, including Ram Dass, Lesley Michaels, Joyanna Cotter and Uncle George Kahumoku Jr Slack Key Show.
|Teacher(s):||Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Wes Nisker, Lila Kate Wheeler, Will Kabat-Zinn,Spring Washam, Teja Bell (qigong), RamDev|
This retreat will emphasize quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity and depth of practice. Traditional meditation instruction will be combined with a spirit of loving-kindness and silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and practice meetings with teachers.
The lottery closed on Thursday, June 16.
Applicants will be notified by email of their status no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, June 30; please refrain from calling before this deadline. If you are selected in the lottery, you will be sent an email with a special link to register and pay your retreat fees online. If you end up on a waiting list, you will be notified of your position on the list.
Join renowned teachers Sharon Salzberg and Stephen Cope for a weekend of loving-kindness practice (metta meditation) and yoga. The Buddhist and yoga traditions both hold that it is possible to systematically cultivate feelings of loving-kindness, or what yoga philosophy refers to as “friendliness toward all beings.” These two great traditions each developed practices designed to promote the experiences of inner balance, happiness, and equanimity, as well as compassion (karuna) and sympathetic joy (mudita).
Experience on-the-mat yoga practice and sitting meditation that foster loving-kindness, along with an understanding of the importance of metta and yoga in the overall vision of the contemplative traditions. Sharon and Stephen cultivate a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, welcoming people at all levels of yoga and meditation experience, including beginners.
Recommended reading Sharon Salzberg, Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness and Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation; Stephen Cope, The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling.
Love and Relationship. It’s a topic that Buddhist teachings often speak of, yet in the modern culture we are often left to our own devices to put our meditative tools to the test in friendship, romantic partnership, difficult family dynamics, and work life. Join friends and colleagues, Sharon Salzberg and Ethan Nichtern for a weekend retreat exploring the many aspect of Real Love.
How do we navigate the complexities of our own needs and desires with the needs of others? Can we really love someone we don’t agree with? What skills do we have to face the inevitable disappointments in relationship? Both Sharon and Ethan offer unique insight from a lifetime of meditation experience – and both are currently writing their next books on the topic of love! Join them for a transformational weekend that will change the way you think about love. Weekend includes formal guided meditation, contemplation, and dialogue.
Ethan Nichtern is a Shastri, a senior teacher, in the Shambhala tradition. He is a senior teacher in residence for the NY Shambhala community. He is the author of several books. His most recent, The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path (FSG) made several major lists of the Best Books of 2015. He is also the founder and former director of The Interdependence Project, an organization dedicated to Buddhist-inspired meditation and psychology, transformational activism, mindful arts, and meaningful media. He teaches and lectures around the world and is based in New York City.
Join Sharon and longtime friend and colleague Joan Halifax in their 2016 Retreat on Joy and Wisdom. Complete details for this retreat TBA
About Joan Halifax: Joan Halifax Roshi is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and author. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Zen Center, a Buddhist monastery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received her Ph.D in medical anthropology in 1973. She has lectured on the subject of death and dying at many academic institutions, including Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Medical School, Georgetown Medical School, University of Virginia Medical School, Duke University Medical School, University of Connecticut Medical School, among many others.
Advance tickets are available here via Eventbrite until November 5th at 7pm. There is a $3.24 service charge for each ticket purchased online.
You will receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite which you should print out or have ready to show on your mobile device to be scanned as your ticket for entry. NO paper tickets will be mailed.
Once checked-in you will receive a wristband for entry into the event.
It’s a General Admission event. Please arrive early at the venue to check your name on the Will Call list. The Will Call table will be open from 3pm onwards. Join the ticket holders line early for best seats. Ticketholders line begins around 5:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Note that tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Remarks: General admission seating is in wooden pews on main level and balconies. Limited floor seating is available near the stage – bring your own pillow/blanket.
Join us for four exciting days as we gather the most innovative thought leaders and present their ground breaking research in neuroscience, psychology, clinical science, the humanities, philosophy, and education – all with the goal of advancing our understanding of the mind, reducing human suffering, and enhancing our well-being.
The Mind & Life Institute’s International Symposium seeks to encourage and help shape a cohesive interdisciplinary field of contemplative studies in which basic and applied science, scholarship, education, the arts, and contemplative traditions collaboratively develop an integrated way of knowing. The Mind & Life Institute’s International Symposium for Contemplative Studies brings together scientists, scholars, artists, and contemplatives to explore clinical science, philosophy, humanities, education, economics, the arts, and other domains. These distinct, though overlapping, fields of research and scholarship focus on advancing our understanding of the human mind and how training the mind through contemplative practices can lead to valuable insights that promote a reduction in suffering, enhanced health and cognitive/emotional functioning, and increased social harmony. It has become clear that a multidisciplinary integrative approach is critical for understanding the mind and its effects on health, ethical behavior, and society at large.
What you’ll find at ISCS:
- Keynote lectures
- Main stage presentations
- Panel Discussions
- Poster Presentations
- Contemplative Artists
- Contemplative Practice Sessions
- Opportunities to share and connect
- Social events
Ram Dass Thanksgiving Satsang – Sunday, November 27th 2016 – 4pm-7pm
A Food Drive for the Maui Food Bank, featuring Special Guest Krishna Das & Friends at the Historic Makawao Union Church 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Enjoy and afternoon /evening of music, meditation, insights, contemplations, words of wisdom and laughs. The program is followed by an Monsoon India Dinner Buffet….included in the price of admission. Advance Tickets $30 Cash at Maui Kombucha – Haiku, MacNet – Kahului, Monsoon India Restaurant – Kihei and Island Spirit Yoga – Lahaina….on line at www.krishnadas.com….
Please bring your canned / boxed organic food donations and help end hunger on Maui.
An Evening with Krishna Das – Monday, November 28th 2016 – 7pm
Join Krishna Das for a sacred evening of music, chanting, devotion and stories on the path – Arrive early for an affordable vegetarian dinner catered by Shamapriya beginning at 5:30.
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