Establishing and Practicing Mindfulness: A One-Day Meditation Retreat (In person)

with Debra Dysart & Laura Landau

July 27th

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  • $50 Program Price
  • $75 Patron Price
Room: BURBANK CENTER - Main Shrine Room

Join us for a one-day meditation retreat in person at our Burbank Center. All are welcome! No prior experience necessary.

By learning to rest in the present moment through mindfulness meditation, we connect with our own inherent sanity and worthiness despite what's happening in our world so that we can be present for every aspect of our lives.

This retreat will include an exploration of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness drawn from a discourse of the Buddha called the Satipatthana Sutra which is the basis of everything we have come to know as meditation.

If you are new to meditation, the teachings on establishing mindfulness practice may be of benefit. If you are a seasoned meditator, you can deepen your practice as we examine the Buddha’s teachings on Mindfulness of Body, Feeling, Effort, and Mind.

Group meditation instruction will be given followed by periods of sitting and walking meditation practice, talks, and group discussion. Snacks and beverages will be provided. There will be a lunch break from 12 – 1 pm. Please bring your own lunch.

Come join us! We are looking forward to a day of mindfulness practice and contemplative inquiry with you! 

About the teachers:

Debra Dysart has been a student and practitioner of Shambhala Buddhism ever since she found Pema Chödrön’s Wisdom of No Escape in a bookstore in 1997. She teaches meditation and Shambhala Art, has taught classes in the Way of Shambhala series,  leads contemplative writing workshops, and has served as Director of Education and Center Co-Director of Los Angeles Shambhala. Debra also sings with the Verdi Chorus and serves on their board of directors.

Laura Landau has taught classes in the Way of Shambhala series, Buddhist classes, Shambhala Art, co-directed the children’s program and for 4 years facilitated Friday morning meditation. She was a script reader, had a brief stint as a writer/producer, has a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology and worked as a poetry therapist.

Generosity Policy

SHAMBHALA LOS ANGELES is only possible by the generosity of our community.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.  We do rely on program revenue to meet operational costs.  The Patron Price (when available) helps bridge the gap. Thank you for your support!

Cancellation Policy

We offer a full refund minus a $15 processing fee for cancellations 7+ days from the program’s date.  Cancellations done within 7 days of the program will receive credit towards a future program to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to the program.