Upcoming Retreats

Visiting Teachers

Kum Nye – Tibetan Yoga Workshop with Santosh Philip

Friday September 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM CDT
Sunday September 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM CDT

Ven. Phakyab Rinpoche: The Healing Power of the Mind

Friday October 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM CST
Sunday October 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM CST

Lama Rod Owens: Radical Dharma

Friday November 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM CST
Sunday November 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM CST

Half Day Zen Meditation Retreat

The Rime Center offers a Zen style retreat once every quarter. The practice will consist of Zazen, seated meditation, Kinhin, walking meditation, chanting and Samu, or mindful work. We will follow the practice taught by visiting teacher, Karen Maezen Miller, with a brief instruction at the beginning of the meditation.

9 am – 9:15 am – Morning service (chanting)
9:15 am – 9:45 am – Zazen (seated meditation)
9:45 am – 10 am – Kinhin (walking meditation)
10 am – 11:15 am – Alternating seated-walking in periods of 20 or 30 minutes seated and 10-15 minutes walking
11:15 am – 12 pm – Samu (mindful work) and do general cleaning around the temple.

Date & Time: 2nd Saturday of February, May, August and November, 9:00 a.m. – noon
Instructor: Nova Bradfield and Vickie Cumberland
Suggested Donation: $15

Monthly Half-Day Meditation Retreat

Our monthly half-day retreat is offered on the second Saturday of each month. The focus will be upon shamatha meditation and it is a wonderful way to deepen your practice. The retreats will focus on releasing ego clinging and training the mind in compassion through shamatha meditation. Beginners are encouraged to attend, but must first have received meditation instruction. We will be observing noble silence throughout the retreat. Tea and bottled water will be provided.

Date & Time: Second Saturday of each month, 9:00 a.m. – noon
Instructor: Brent Crawford
Suggested Donation: $15
Prerequisite: Must have receive prior meditation instruction. No meditation instruction is given at the retreat.