Date(s) - November 2, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Meditation and the Science of Human Flourishing
Essential Teachings on the Joy of Living
With Instructors Cortland Dahl, Ph.D., and Myoshin Kelley
Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY, USA
Can we cultivate well-being in the same way that we can train our bodies to be healthier and more resilient? If so, how might we use the practice of meditation to experience equanimity, to open our hearts fully to others, and to cultivate insight and wisdom? In this weekend retreat Tergar Instructors Cortland Dahl and Myoshin Kelley will share their perspectives and insights on the practice of meditation and the science of well-being. The program will include teachings on simple meditation practices that help us to recognize and nurture the mind’s natural qualities of awareness, compassion, and wisdom, as well as discussions on the science of self-transformation and the cultivation of well-being. There will also be periods of guided meditation and opportunities for participants to ask questions.
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.
About Cortland Dahl, Ph.D.
Cortland has practiced meditation for over twenty years and has studied Buddhism around the world, including eight years spent living in Tibetan refugee settlements in India and Nepal. He holds a Ph.D. in the Mind, Brain, and Contemplative Science from the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. in Buddhist Studies from Naropa University. Currently, Cortland serves as Chairman of Tergar International and as Research Scientist and Chief Contemplative Officer at UW-Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds. As an author and translator, he has published numerous scientific articles and books on Buddhist practice. Read more…
About Myoshin Kelley
Myoshin 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. Read more…
Friday, November 2 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Sunday, November 4 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time
14 Mary’s Way, Route 9D
Garrison, NY 10524
Program Cost (accommodations and meals are separate; see below):
Program fee: $175
Senior (65+) and Full Time Student: $135
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 make attendance possible. Please contact us at email@example.com.
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. To make your reservation at the Garrison Institute, click here.
Garrison Institute Pricing (all prices include meals):
$320 two nights-single room
$280 two nights-double room
$180 per day-commuters (includes meals)
Cancellations between July 2 and September 2 will be charged a fee of $25. For any cancellations between September 3 and October 19 the fee is $75. After October 19, no refund will be available. See separate Garrison institute cancellation policies for rooms and accommodations.
The Garrison Institute, Garrison NY, United States