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Annual New Year's Yoga And Meditation Retreat

Event Details

Who
Salzberg, Thurman, Christie, & Myers 
What
Weekend Retreat 
Where
Menla Mountain Retreat--Phoenicia, NY (Catskills) 
When
Friday, December 28, 2012 At 04:00 PM  
How
Please follow the link below to register online. If you would like to register but cannot attend the entire program or have an unusual registration request, please email menla@menla.org or call 845.688.6897 ext.0 
Details
Tibet House, Insight Meditation, and Iyengar Institute members receive a 10% discount on program tuition. 

About the Event

 

Annual New Year's Retreat:  Real Happiness--
Discovering the Nature of Reality
with Sharon Salzberg, Robert Thurman, Carolyn Christie, & Brooke Myers
December 28, 2012 – January 1, 2013


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

Mind, said Buddha, is the key to both happiness and unhappiness.   The untrained mind, only partially conscious, is often a victim of itself. During much of our waking life, we are not actually aware of what our minds are doing. All kinds of negative inclinations are continually being reinforced and we act because of thoughts of which we are only marginally aware. The Buddha taught mindfulness to counter this tendency, to wake us up from mindlessness, and to help us move forward to live with the enormous capacity we have as human beings for wisdom and compassion.

The most important function of mindfulness is to serve as a platform for waking up to reality: who we are, the truths of change and interdependence, where happiness actually comes from. Most particularly, at the heart of the Buddha's teaching is a vexing proposition: that the self as we conventionally experience it is a fiction. What does this mean? Can we really understand it? What are the implications for how we live our lives?   

This workshop will explore, discuss and make possible an experience of a more true happiness, one infused with reality, wakefulness, wisdom and compassion, as we begin the new year. Join these four wonderful teachers in setting intentions for and ringing in 2013!

Open to all levels of experience.

We encourage you to register early as space is limited and this event usually sells out. Also, you may register for part of the retreat (e.g. Fri-Mon or Sat-Tue) and the fees will be prorated accordingly. To register for part of the retreat, please contact Menla.

Read a nice review of this retreat here.

Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She is one of America's leading spiritual teachers and authors, and has been a student of Buddhism since 1971, leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon's latest book is The Force of Kindness, published by Sounds True. For more information about Sharon, please visit: www.sharonsalzberg.com

Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Studies at Columbia University, President of Tibet House U.S., a popular lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, the translator of many philosophical treatises and sutras, and author of numerous books.

Carolyn Christie began her study of both Buddhism and yoga in 1987 while working for the Peace Corp in Thailand. In 1998 she was initiated into the Kalachakra Tantra by H.H. the XIV Dalai Lama in India and began studying with Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin in New York. She presently studies with Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche and Professor Robert Thurman. Carolyn is a faculty member at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York and is certified as Junior Intermediate 3. She regularly studies in India with the Iyengar family.

Brooke Myers began the study of yoga in her 20's as a member of an experimental theatre company. She studied Iyengar Yoga with the late Mary Dunn and with the Iyengar family. She is a founding member of The Iyengar Institute of NY, and has a wide knowledge of yoga for special needs.


4-Day Tuition:  $500 (per person);  $450 (Tibet House members)

4-Day/Night Accommodations - Rates vary depending on the kind of room you would like to book. Please refer to the options below for pricing. Arrive Friday, depart Tuesday after lunch. Accommodations fees include housing and gourmet vegetarian meals and are in addition to the program tuition.

Room with Queen Bed and Private Bath
$785 single (per person); $1012 couple ($506 per person)

Room with Queen Bed and Shared Bath - $681 single (per person); $946 couple ($473 per person)

Room with 2 Twin Beds and Private Bath$613 (per person)

Room with 2 Twin Beds and Shared Bath$569 (per person)

Room in Private House with Twin Beds or Bunks and Shared Bath$540, 500, 473, or 440 (per person), depending on whether you book a single, double, triple, or quad, respectively.  Please note that beds in Private Houses are on a first come first serve basis. We cannot assign specific beds on registration.

Commuters - Includes facility use and all meals - $300 (per person)

Note: We will assign you a roommate if you do not register with one and book a shared room.


Cancellation Policy

- If you cancel two weeks prior to the program, you will receive a 100% refund, minus a $35 cancellation fee.

- If you cancel one full day to two weeks prior to the program, you will not receive a refund but instead you will receive full course credit, minus a $35 cancellation fee, which can be applied to any other Tibet House sponsored program at Menla. This credit is valid for one year.

- If you cancel the day of the program or do not show up for any reason, you will receive neither a refund nor a credit.

Tibet House US/Menla Mountain Retreat reserves the right to cancel any program at any time for low enrollment or circumstances beyond our control. Should this happen, a full refund will be offered.




Friday, Dec. 28

2 - 8 p.m.                  Check-in
4:30 - 6 p.m.             Early Arrival Yoga Asanas
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.        Dinner
8 p.m.                       Welcome and Evening Program with Sharon & Bob

Saturday, Dec. 29

8 - 9 a.m.                  Breakfast

9 - 10:30 a.m.           Morning Program with Sharon & Bob

10:45 - 12:15 p.m.    Yoga Asanas

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.      Lunch

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.        Free Time for Relaxation or Spa Treatments

4:45 - 6:45 p.m.        Restorative Asanas & Pranayama

7 - 8 p.m.                  Dinner

8:15 p.m.                  Evening Program with Sharon & Bob

Sunday, Dec. 30

8 - 9 a.m.                  Breakfast

9 - 10:30 a.m.           Morning Program with Sharon & Bob

10:45 - 12:15 p.m.    Yoga Asanas

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.      Lunch

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.        Free Time for Relaxation or Spa Treatments

4:45 - 6:45 p.m.        Restorative Asanas & Pranayama

7 - 8 p.m.                  Dinner

8:15 p.m.                  Evening Program with Sharon & Bob

Monday, Dec. 31

8 - 9 a.m.                  Breakfast

9 - 10:30 a.m.           Morning Program with Sharon & Bob

10:45 - 12:15 p.m.    Yoga Asanas

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.      Lunch

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.        Free Time for Relaxation or Spa Treatments

4:45 - 6:45 p.m.        Restorative Yoga & Pranayama

7 - 8:30 p.m.             Special New Year's Dinner

8:30 - 10 p.m.           Evening Program with Sharon & Bob

10 - 12 p.m.              New Year's Toast by Fireside    

Tuesday, Jan. 1

8 - 9 a.m.                  Breakfast

9 - 10:30 a.m.           Closing Program with Sharon & Bob

10:45 - 12:15 p.m.    Yoga Asanas

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.      Lunch and Check-out


** Schedule subject to change at any time


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