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

BEING "ON THE DOT"


Part 1:  A COMMUNITY PRACTICE INTENSIVE ON THE UNION OF SHAMATHA AND VIPASHYANA


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.


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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