Date(s) - October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Living a Meaningful Life
With Senior Tergar Instructor Myoshin Kelley
And Senior Tergar Facilitator Kell Julliard
Garrison Institute, New York, USA
We seek meaning, purpose, and a sense of belonging as human beings. We often live in pursuit of this fulfillment in a way that is exhausting, and in a world that offers an infinite number of distractions. During this weekend meditation retreat, we will explore ways of practice that help support us in staying true to our hearts in turbulent times. By clarifying our intention and what is important to us in our lives, and doing so through establishing a stability of mind in awareness, it helps us to stay in touch with love, compassion, and wisdom. We learn to use the challenges of our lives and all that we do as a support to a heart that is unwavering.
This retreat will include video teachings from Mingyur Rinpoche, reflections from Myoshin Kelley and Kell Julliard, guided meditations, silent meditations, and an opportunity for a small discussion group.
Silence will be held from Saturday morning to lunch time on Sunday.
The retreat will be held at Garrison Institute, a peaceful oasis just one-hour north of New York City. The retreat center is located on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River with grounds that offer trails, ponds, meadows, and the river itself. It is an idyllic setting for quiet contemplation.
This retreat is open to anyone. Whether you have never done a retreat before or are a seasoned practitioner, this is a good opportunity to taste the benefits of sustained meditation practice. It is a good follow-up for anyone who has done a Joy of Living or Path of Liberation program with the Tergar Meditation Community.
Registration at the Garrison Institute from 3pm-6pm, Friday, October 6
Ending 12pm, Sunday, October 8
Tergar Program Cost
- Basic – This level covers the actual cost of the program – $150
- Reduced – Reduced fee for seniors (65+), full-time students, and others with limited incomes – $100
Full payment is due at time of registration. If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend, contact us by email to email@example.com.
Please consider adding a tax-deductible Sponsorship donation to your registration. Your generosity allows us to offer assistance for seniors, full-time students, and those on a limited income.
Please note: We make final arrangements for weekend events 10 days before the event start day. If you cancel after that time, there will be a $25 administration fee.
Register with Tergar:
You must also make a reservation at the Garrison Institute to participate in this retreat. We encourage you to stay at the Garrison Institute to gain the full benefits of this retreat, but if this is not possible, you must still register with the Garrison Institute at the commuter rate, which includes all meals and use of the facilities.
Garrison Institute Cost (all prices include meals):
$310 single room
$270 double room
$230 dorm room
$170 Commuter Rate
Register with the Garrison Institute:
Joy Baum, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Instructors:
Senior Tergar Instructor 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 15 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 Tergar Meditation Community.
Senior Tergar Facilitator Kell Julliard has practiced meditation in a variety of traditions since his early twenties. In 2009 he met Mingyur Rinpoche and has since studied intensively with Rinpoche and the Tergar Meditation Community. During this time he has served as practice leader for the Tergar New York City Meditation Center. In addition to Kell’s role with Tergar, he currently serves as head of clinical research education at a large academic community hospital in Brooklyn, where he also teaches mindfulness meditation to faculty, residents, and staff.
The Garrison Institute, Garrison NY, United States