Caldera Arts Center Retreat
May 31 - June 3, 2018
"Prajña Paramita: The Great Wisdom Mother"
A Meditation Retreat with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton
IMPORTANT NEWS: Applications will only be accepted until Tuesday, May 1st
Prajña Paramita is the Great Mother. She is luminous clarity that is full of compassion. She is a deity, a symbol, and a sutra. Above all, she is the teaching that guides us to the experience of prajña, or wisdom, which is the capacity to perceive the ineffable vastness of basic space.
The Prajña Paramita practice from Lama Tsultrim Allione is a nature of mind practice that requires transmission. This transmission will be given by Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton following teachings on Prajña Paramita and a detailed explanation of the practice itself. In addition to learning the Prajña Paramita meditation, aspects of the sacred feminine within the context of the Buddhist path will be explored.
This residential retreat is open to men and women. It includes discussion, guided and silent meditation, and circle time to explore how to bring these age-old wisdom teachings into our daily lives. Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcomed.
Cost: $505 single room, or $393 shared room/shared bed.
Registration fee covers room, board and practice materials. Teacher Dana not included.
To register please complete the registration form and send it to Sisters Sangha (mailing address provided in form).
For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org, call Akiko Oncken at 541-550-0283 or Barbara Secrest at 541-480-2728.
This three-night weekend retreat for women is held primarily in silence, with guided and silent meditations, dharma talks and opportunities for group sharing. The relaxed meditation schedule includes silent bathing hours and generous personal time, inviting each woman to recognize and rest in her innate sacredness.
This retreat welcomes beginning as well as experienced meditators and will be limited to 50 women. As always, this retreat is offered in the ancient tradition of dana (generosity): the teacher offers the teachings as her practice of dana. Participants have an opportunity to practice dana with a contribution of financial support for her ongoing work.
Barbara Secrest studied Buddhism for 30 years, has made numerous trips to Nepal. She has studied with teachers in both the Vipassana and Tibetan traditions. For the past 20 years she has practiced with Julie Wester, and for the last five years she has been a co-teacher of the Breitenbush women’s retreat.
Registration Information: Please call Breitenbush at 503-854-3320. Registration opens on April 1, 2018.
Cost: $41 registration/deposit fee plus lodging and dana.