The Psychology of Meditation E-Vam Retreat
Based on the instructions of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX
Dates: August 18-20
Location: Montrose, West Virginia
Description: Enjoy a weekend retreat at the beautiful Saranam retreat center in the hills of West Virginia! Learn the Buddhist psychology of mind, Tibetan yoga practice, guided meditation and how make Tsa Tsa statues
“If we think of ourselves as being in a dynamic process continuously, our fixation on the past will be greatly reduced. Then we can really take charge of our lives” – Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche
(From: The Essence of Buddhism, 2001, p. 107)
Meditation practice entails becoming familiar with our basic psychological make-up. The Five Skandhas are the organizing framework through which we operate; we can neither work against or outside of them. They are the basis from which we can understand the doctrine of Selflessness. In this weekend retreat we will explore the Skandhas in relation to Selflessness through talks, guided meditations and discussion. The daily schedule will include Tibetan Yogas and meditation practice. The aim is to make personal Buddhist psychology as the means to wake ourselves up.
Kathleen Gregory PhD is Dean of the Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology at Naropa University in Boulder, CO; and a long-term student of the late Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX. As a psychologist (Australia) she was authorized by Rinpoche to teach on the intersection of Buddhism and Western psychology/psychotherapy, running a yearly eight-week program and teaching at the annual Buddhist Summer School at EVAM, Melbourne Australia and at Nyima Tashi Centre in New Zealand, before moving to the US.
Cost of Retreat $150,
On-site dorm accommodations available
Limited scholarships available