Daylong Buddhist Retreat (Nyinthun)

Due to our center’s temporary closure, we have temporarily canceled our monthly daylong retreats. When our center reopens, we will begin offering this full day meditation retreat on the last Sunday of every month.

Join us for this full day meditation retreat which brings together practitioners of the hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana practice paths!

Practitioners of all levels are warmly invited to attend, and we have NEW Half or full day options!

Full day meditation retreats, called ‘Nyinthuns’ in the Shambhala tradition, are a rich opportunity to deepen your practice within the support of community. The day includes opening and closing chants, practice and study sessions, lunch and tea breaks, and community clean up and set up.

You may now join us for the morning or afternoon session if unable to attend a full day. Please plan to stay for the full session you are attending.  In registration comments box, note whether you are attending full day, morning only or afternoon only.

Drop-ins must arrive at least 20min prior to their session to be accommodated.

Shamatha (sitting) and walking meditation, focusing on mindfulness/awareness, will be available throughout the day, with breaks for lunch and tea in the afternoon
Mahayana practitioners may practice the morning liturgy and tonglen, as well as sitting and walking meditation.
Vajrayana – You may silently practice your practice(s) of choice in the main shrine room alongside shamatha practitioners. Vajrayana shrine room available for practices using musical instruments if you note in comments when you register.

Start and end times:
Allow time to set up your practice materials before the session begins if needed.
            Stroke practitioners, please arrive early to set up your practice.

9:30 am – 12:00 pm    Morning session Only        (Practice begins 9:30 am sharp)
12:00- 1:00 pm           Lunch – arrive or depart during lunch if half day
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm     Afternoon session Only    (2:30-3:15pm Tea & Study Break)
5-5:30 pm                  Group clean up

9:30 am – 5:00 pm      Full Day session                (set up and clean up as above)

Note: The nyinthun is typically not someone’s first experience with meditation. Beginners may prepare for nyinthuns by attending shorter community sittings at our Center, attending our “Learn to Meditate” class, and establishing a regular sitting practice.

If you would like to support this monthly daylong community retreat practice, please consider a donation or dana (generosity offering). Donations of any amount are gratefully accepted. You may donate online when you register or in-person at any time during the retreat.