Meditation Retreat

Sunday, April 24th
In-Person and Online 

“Meditation means learning to control our minds, thereby protecting our minds from domination by delusion and other afflictions.” – 14th Dalai Lama

“How many obscurations and how many afflictions have been subdued or cleared away? This is the true test of meditation, not what wonderful or special experiences we might have.” 17th Karmapa

“Whether we sit with our arms folded this way and our legs crossed that way is of little consequence. But it is extremely important to check and see if whatever meditation we do is an actual remedy for our suffering.” Lama Yeshe

Join us for a short retreat dedicated to cultivating and establishing a shamatha (calm abiding) meditation practice. Shamatha is a universal practice that can be applied to any spiritual or religious practice and it enhances any other meditation practice by establishing mental and emotional balance.  It is the antidote for a ruminating and busy mind.

This retreat is beginner-friendly with meditation sessions of 24 minutes. Our focus will be on developing the foundational methods and practices to sustain a meditation practice that can be incorporated into your daily life.

The retreat will be facilitated by John (Chophel) Bruna. Though these teachings and methods are Buddhist in origin, John will present them in universal terms making them practical and effective to people of all faiths and spiritual traditions.

The retreat will be broken up into three fifty-minute sessions with a ten-minute break in-between and include time for questions and answers.

Hosted by the Way of Compassion Dharma Center in Carbondale, Colorado.

Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022, 9 am to noon, Mountain Time.

Location: 520 S. 3rd ST, Suite 12, Carbondale, CO, or online with Zoom.

Cost: By donation. You may offer any amount.

*With the cases of COVID Omicron decreasing we are offering in-person spots for fully vaccinated a boosted individuals.  All participants will be required to wear a mask. 


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