Buddhist Studies

Shakyamuni Buddha: His Life, Teachings, and Students

with Thomas Berthoff

June 15th

Shakyamuni Buddha taught 2600 years ago, but his life and teachings continue to inspire people around the world. This day of study and meditation will be dedicated to Shakyamuni Buddha's life example and teachings, as well as his principle students. Continue »

Shakyamuni Buddha Day (Vaishaka Day)

with Thomas Berthoff

June 17th

Vaishakha Day is a major Buddhist holiday which commemorates three major events in the life of Shakyamuni Buddha: his birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana. Everyone is invited to join us for meditation, talks, and celebration. Continue »

Hard Times: Simple Courage & Natural Bravery - Weeklong Retreat

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 22nd—June 28th

In this week-long retreat, you will explore the sitting practice of meditation, along with contemplative practice and embodied exercises,You can work with the retreat leader to customize your sitting time and practice days. Continue »

Discovering True Courage: Not Afraid of Who We Are - Weekend

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 22nd—June 23rd

Discovering true courage begins with making friends with ourselves. By developing a sense of wellbeing and appreciation for ourselves, we open a doorway to compassion and appreciation of others and our world. Continue »

Hard Times: Simple Courage & Natural Bravery - Weekdays

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 24th—June 28th

In this weekday retreat, you will explore the sitting practice of meditation, along with contemplative practice and embodied exercises,You can work with the retreat leader to customize your sitting time and practice days. Continue »

Hard Times: Simple Courage & Natural Bravery - Day 3

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 24th

In this week-long retreat, you will explore the sitting practice of meditation, along with contemplative practice and embodied exercises,You can work with the retreat leader to customize your sitting time and practice days. Continue »

Hard Times: Simple Courage & Natural Bravery - Day 4

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 25th

Hard Times: Simple Courage & Natural Bravery - Day 5

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 26th

Hard Times: Simple Courage & Natural Bravery - Day 6

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 27th

Hard Times: Simple Courage & Natural Bravery - Day 7

with Jude Robison, Marilia Marien, Joseph Arnold

June 28th

Riding the Tilt-A-Whirl: the Buddha’s Teaching on Karma

with Thomas Berthoff

July 12th—July 14th

Why are we suffering? What can we do to stop suffering? How does meditation accomplish both understanding and stopping suffering? This meditation and study intensive focuses on how the Buddha’s teaching on karma answers those questions. Continue »