Our approach to working with students has two primary methods: providing one-on-one individual consultation, usually once a month; and offering retreats, workshops and other group sitting/teaching opportunities.
An individual consultation is an opportunity to check-in with a teacher, get your questions answered, and fine-tune your practice. Students tell us they spend less time confused or just sitting in a dull ineffective way. Emotional material and habitual patterns can often overwhelm and create difficult blocks in practice. Meeting with a teacher provides an opportunity to cut through this material and identify effective ways of working with it. Our intention is to meet the student where they are in their practice, and point the way toward further awakening. Meetings may be in person, or by Skype or phone.
See our Contact page to set up an appointment.
Meditation retreats are provided throughout the year on a variety of topics. Every retreat is conducted in silence and includes quality sitting time, teachings, a daily interview with a teacher, movement, and energy work. Teachers sit the retreat with the students and in many cases provide guided meditation instructions as well as outside practices to broaden the base of experience.
See our Events page for currently scheduled retreats.
Other Group Sitting/Workshops
This group, which is lead by Dan Jorgensen, meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in Auburn. We have a short period of meditation followed by a tea break and a discussion. The discussion time is focused on reading from important, short Buddhists texts. This group is intended for people who have some familiarity with Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist practice.
If you would like to find out more about the group, please contact Dan (see Contact Page for details).