LOCAL ONGOING EVENTS IN SANTA BARBARA
WEEK LONG RETREATS IN SANTA BARBARA
Jun 23 2013 - Jun 30 2013
Registration is open:http://www.sbinstitute.com/node/1557.
Nov 10 2013 - Nov 17 2013
2013 DATES FOR 5-WEEK CEBTT AND FALL 8-WEEK RETREAT:
There will be no 8-week retreat in the Spring of 2013.
Cultivating Emotional Balance Teacher Training: July 24- Aug. 28, 2013 in Tonalli, Mexico.
For more about Cultivating Emotional Balance Teacher Training, please visit this website:
During the CEB teacher training, double as well as single rooms are available. The cost in 2013 is $4,280.00. per person for single room and $3155 for a double, shared room. This includes all teaching, housing, and meals. Travel expenses are not included. Internet access is available. CEBTT includes periods of meditation but not as much as in the Shamatha retreats.
There are two payments, the deposit of around $900 is due within 30 days of acceptance and the second payment is due three months before the retreat is due to begin.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request for application.
Fall 8-Week Retreat
Applications are now available for the Fall 8-Week retreat on Shamatha and the Bodhisattva Way of Life, including teachings on the Seven-Point Mind-Training and A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, by B. Alan Wallace at the Thanyapura Mind Centre in Phuket, Thailand, from September 2nd- October 28th, 2013.
During this eight-week retreat, Alan Wallace will teach three methods of shamatha meditation, namely, mindfulness of breathing, settling the mind in its natural state, and awareness of awareness. The first of these methods is the primary shamatha technique taught in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, and the latter two are strongly emphasized in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. In addition, he will give an oral commentary on Seven-Point Mind-Training, which traces back to the Indian Buddhist master Atisha, and a commentary on selected passages from Shantideva's classic text A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. The practices taught in these treatises wonderfully complement and support shamatha, which, in turn, provides a strong support in samadhi for those Mahayana practices. The daily schedule for the retreat consists of two hours each day, Monday-Saturday, of group sessions. These group sessions include guided meditations, teaching, and discussion. In addition, each participant in the retreat will have weekly, 15-minute private meetings with Alan to discuss their practice. Everyone has their own air-conditioned room and private bath. Internet connection is available and there is a central computer for general use in the library. In addition to teachings by Alan Wallace, these retreats focus strongly on the practice of meditation, done as a group or privately in your room. Meditation periods will be 6 to 8 hours a day. It is recommended that you have taken a Shamatha or other retreat with B. Alan Wallace before applying or that you have listened to the podcasts or taken a self-retreat using his DVD or CDs recorded at one of his Shamatha retreats. The cost will be $3485. This price includes teachings, food, and lodging in a single room for 8 weeks, but not travel expenses. Participants will be asked to make an initial non-refundable deposit of $850 within 15 days after selection and you will need to pay the final payment of $2635 for the retreat four months prior to its start.
Retreats are led by B. Alan Wallace, the Fall exclusively by him, and the CEB teacher training with Alan Wallace and Eve Ekman. These two retreats are sponsored by Santa Barbara Institute, and hosted by the Thanyapura Mind Centre, part of the Phuket International Academy, in Phuket, Thailand. http://www.thanyapura.com/mind-centre
Please email email@example.com to be put on the waiting list or for more information.
To listen to the podcast series recorded during the Shamatha & Four Immeasurables Spring Retreat in 2011, go to:
For Spring 2012 Podcast: click here