All Day Meditation Retreat (Orange County)

with Shastri Marilyn Moore

October 19th

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  • $60.00 Program Price
  • $80.00 Patron Price
Room: ORANGE COUNTY SHAMBHALA @ 2750 Harbor Blvd, Suite B03, Costa Mesa, 92626

For new and experienced practitioners alike, this all-day community meditation retreat is a rare opportunity to take a real break from our usual routines, to truly relax with ourselves and refresh our sense of wellbeing, goodness and sanity.

In the morning session, Shastri Moore will introduce the contemplative practice of Tonglen, sometimes described as a means of breaking down the barriers we create between ourselves and others. It is specifically designed to remove the many obstacles that stand in the way of our natural impulse towards kindness. Throughout the day, there will be several opportunities to engage in guided practice sessions of Tonglen.

There will be group meditation instruction given at the very beginning of the day and private meetings are available upon request with a well-qualified meditation instructor throughout the day.  Silence (functional talking when necessary) will be observed most the day..

The schedule is as follows (with slight changes possible):

8:30AM Registration and coffee/tea
9:00 Welcome, group meditation instruction and introduction to Tonglen
9:30 Sitting and walking meditation practice including Tonglen

12:00 Lunch. Please bring something to eat. There is room in our refrigerator for your food. Drinks and snacks are provided.

1:00PM Sitting and walking meditation practice including Tonglen

3:00 Tea & Discussion Group
4:00 Sitting and walking meditation including Tonglen
4:30 Closing

The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call our office (323-255-5472) to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

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Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles offers a rich array of ongoing meditation programs free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →