Program Details

Being "On the Dot" ~ Winter Meditation Intensive - Mini Retreat (Part 1)

with Susan Chapman
December 14 / 9:00 AM - December 15 / 6:00 PM


Registration is now closed. Deadline was December 9th.

Part 1:  A community meditation practice "Mini-Retreat" ~ on the union of mindfulness and awareness

A meditation practice intensive for busy folks!

The first of a two-part winter practice intensive--offered as two weekend programs spanning the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020.

Full awakening is not possible until we realize the inherent unity of shamatha (mindfulness) and vipashyana (awareness).

Being "on the dot" occurs when we appreciate the whole space of our existence.  This openness to our world comes from being fully present and alive to who we are.

Traditionally, we practice these qualities of precision and vastness as if they were separate, and then gradually blend them together.  Eventually, we come to the profound realization that they have never been apart.

This weekend will deepen our practice of meditation, and offer glimpses of vipashyana awareness and its union with shamatha focus.

Part 2 of the intensive will be January 11 & 12, 2020.  Registration cost includes BOTH weekends.

READING STUDY: Please read the little book called The Path Is The Goal, by Chogyam Trungpa, before the first weekend. It is available as a stand-alone book as well as in the second volume of the Collected Works.

BILLETING:  If you are coming from out of town and are interested in the possibility of billeting with a sangha member in Bellingham, please register and request this no later than December 1st!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Please register no later than Monday, December 9th.

The Bellingham Shambhala Center is a non-profit organization supported entirely by the generosity of its members, program participants, the energy of its volunteers, and its donors.

Our Generosity Policy

Our program tuitions are set at a level needed to support the teachers and the Center. However, it is our commitment that no one be prevented from participating in our programs due to financial constraints.  Please contact Vicky Moyle for inquiry about the possibility of a reduced price.

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a "patron price". Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.

Acharya Susan Chapman

Senior Shambhala teacher, Acharya Susan Chapman from Vancouver, B.C. will lead us into these profound foundational teachings.  Susan is a senior student in the Shambhala lineage since 1974, a graduate of Naropa University, the author of two books on mindful communication, a former Marriage and Family Therapist, and spent nine years at Gampo Abbey--as a three-year retreatant and then as a Druppon (retreat leader) for an additional six years.

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