Date(s) - March 24, 2017 - March 26, 2017
The Noble Heart
Weekend Residential Meditation Retreat
With Senior Tergar Instructors Edwin and Myoshin Kelley
Holy Spirit Retreat Center
Janesville, Minnesota, USA
When we are at home and at ease within ourselves, we discover our noble heart. This is the heart that is both compassionate and wise, even in the face of life’s difficulties. When we are motivated to connect with these qualities within ourselves and nurture them, we discover our innate strength and ease. Engaging our noble heart empowers us to live in a way that brings forth the natural warmth of our being and the wisdom that supports us in facing what can appear to be an increasingly harsh and threatening world.
Who Should Attend:
In Mingyur Rinpoche’s tradition, spending time in solo or group retreat is highly valued as an important way to deepen our understanding and experience of practice. Whether you have never done a retreat before or are a seasoned practitioner, this program provides an excellent opportunity to taste the benefits of sustained practice.
Friday, March 24, 6pm—9pm
Saturday, March 25, 7am—9pm
Sunday, March 26, 7am—3pm
The retreat will take place in a secluded environment with the support of a community of meditators. The daily schedule will include six to eight hours of meditation per day (practiced in twenty to thirty minute sessions), and will incorporate periods of silence, along with video teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche, group discussions, and presentations on the key points of meditation by Senior Tergar Instructors Edwin and Myoshin Kelley.
Location and Meals:
The retreat will be held at Holy Spirit Retreat Center, located on Lake Elysian in Janesville, Minnesota. The retreat center offers a secluded and peaceful refuge only 70 minutes from the Twin Cities.
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.
Check-in and on-site registration will begin at 6pm. The opening session will be at 7:30pm. Please note that no evening meal will be offered on Friday so plan to eat before you arrive or bring your dinner with you.
The retreat center offers 12 double rooms and 3 single rooms. If any double rooms have not been filled by the retreat start date, they may be made available as single rooms at the single-room rate.
Base Fee: This level covers the actual costs of delivering this program.
Reduced Fee: This level is available for seniors (65+), full-time students, and others on limited incomes.
- Double Room Base Fee: $210
- Single Room Base Fee (if available): $280
- Reduced Fee (double room only): $185
- Commuter Fee Basic (includes all meals): $150
Limited work/study opportunities are available at a reduced rate for those who qualify. Please contact email@example.com prior to registration.
Payment and Cancellation Policy:
Full payment is due at time of registration. Please consider adding a tax-deductible Sponsorship donation to your registration. Your generosity allows us to offer a reduced price level for seniors, full-time students, and those on a limited income. If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend, contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A $50 administration fee will apply to any cancellation prior to March 24. We regret that refunds on or after March 24 will not be possible.
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