Date(s) - October 16, 2019 - October 20, 2019
Finding Ease in our True Nature
Weekend Residential Meditation Retreat
With Tergar Instructors Edwin Kelley and Myoshin Kelley
St. Anthony Spirituality Center
Marathon City, Wisconsin, USA
Our true nature is naturally peaceful and at ease. Due to our busy and complex lives we often lose touch with this. Throughout this weekend we will explore ways that allow us to rest at ease in the midst of the ups and downs of life. As we shift from looking to the external world for happiness and safety we can turn towards our innate resources.
This 4-day retreat is both an excellent introduction to meditation practice for beginners, and also a wonderful opportunity for experienced meditators to deepen their practice. It features the very accessible and highly effective methods developed by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, presented by Tergar Instructors Myoshin and Edwin Kelley.
Over these four days, we will explore two important forms of meditation — awareness meditation and loving-kindness and compassion meditation — experiencing firsthand how these practices can transform the mind and open the heart.
About the Instructors
Edwin Kelley attended his first meditation retreat in 1975 and has practiced in both the Theravada and the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. He was Executive Director of the Insight Meditation Society from 1996-2003 and has a postgraduate diploma in Buddhist Studies. Edwin is a long-time student of Mingyur Rinpoche. In addition to his work as a senior instructor, he currently serves as co-executive director, and is a board member for Tergar International.
Myoshin Kelley attended her first meditation retreat in 1975 at the age of 20. Through the ensuing years she has received dharma instructions from several renowned Buddhist meditation teachers in the Theravada, Zen, and Vajrayana traditions. She spent fifteen years as a meditation teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, USA. Myoshin is a long-time student of Mingyur Rinpoche and a senior instructor for the Tergar Meditation Community.
Wednesday, October 16, 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday — Saturday, October 17-19, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 20, 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The retreat will take place in a secluded environment and with the support of a community of meditators. The daily schedule will include 6 to 8 hours of meditation per day (practiced in 20- to 30-minute sessions), periods of silence, video teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche, group discussions (including a group for Path of Liberation students), and presentations on the key points of meditation by Edwin and Myoshin.
Check-in and on-site registration will begin at 4:30 p.m on October 16, and dinner will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. The opening session will be at 7:30 p.m.
Location and Meals:
The retreat will be held at St. Anthony Spirituality Center, in Marathon City, Wisconsin. The retreat center offers a secluded and peaceful refuge with lovely walking trails on 45 acres of land.
Meals will be vegetarian. The retreat center will do its best, within reason, to accommodate additional dietary restrictions, as long as those restrictions are noted when registering online.
The retreat center offers 79 single rooms, each with a single twin bed and shared bathrooms. It also offers 8 suites, each with a single twin bed and private bathroom.
Program Fee, Meals, and Single Room – $495.00
Program Fee, Meals, and Single Suite with Bath – $575.00
We strive to offer programs like this one as broadly as we can, regardless of ability to pay. Please consider adding an additional donation during registration or at the event to help share these teachings with as many people as possible.
If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend this program, we will make every effort to help. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment and Cancellation Policy:
In order for us to make a commitment to the retreat center, we must receive full payment at the time of registration. However, please contact us if you need to make a deposit.
A $50 administration fee will apply to any cancellation prior to October 6. Cancellations after October 6 will be subject to full cancellation penalties.
Tergar Meditation Community of Minneapolis/St. Paul
St. Anthony's Retreat Center, Marathon City WI, United States