Tuesday nights are our main mediation night, meeting every week. We also offer our “Introduction to Mindfulness Mediation and Sangha Sit” on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Periodically throughout the year we offer special classes on Thursday nights.
One on One Mentoring with Lisa Ernst is a valuable tool in receiving guidance from an experienced meditation teacher. It’s a chance to learn and deepen your practice from the ground up, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or experienced meditator.
“One of the Buddha’s most penetrating discoveries is that our intentions are the main factors shaping our lives and that they can be mastered as a skill.” – Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Start your New Year on the cushion by joining us for a half day intention setting retreat. At the beginning of a New Year, it is customary to take stock of our lives and the world we live in, to review the previous year and set our intentions for the upcoming twelve months and beyond.
Bringing this evaluation onto the cushion, to look with fresh eyes and an open heart, can help us refine and clarify our direction and to live from the truest part of ourselves.
Combining a meditation retreat with a Buddhist pilgrimage, this tour is an exploration of both ancient Buddhist history and living Buddhist traditions.
First we explore the ancient holy sites in the North and East of India, where the Buddha practiced and taught – including Bodhgaya and Sarnath – before moving on to the mountains of Sikkim to experience Buddhist village life in the Himalayas.
The tour is guided by expert local guides in India, while meditation teacher Lisa Ernst will offer meditation and dharma discussions along the way, from hotel gardens to Tibetan monasteries.