Date(s) - January 31, 2020 - February 2, 2020
Women’s Meditation Retreat
Weekend Residential Meditation Retreat
With Tergar Instructor Myoshin Kelley
Metta Meditation Center
Janesville, Minnesota, USA
This weekend retreat with Tergar Instructor Myoshin Kelley is an opportunity for women to practice together in a way that nourishes and strengthens the feminine principle. As we quietly sit together in meditation, supporting each other through the exploration of our hearts and minds, we allow our innate wisdom to come forth. Talks and sharing will center around appreciation of the feminine.
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.
About the 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 masters in the Theravada, Zen, and Vajrayana traditions. She has practiced extensively with the Burmese meditation masters Chanmyay Sayadaw, Sayadaw U Pandita, and Sayadaw U Tejaniya. In the early 1990s Myoshin received meditation instruction from the Soto Zen master Hogen Yamahata. Her desire for long-term meditation practice has taken her to Burma on several occasions.
In 1994 she accompanied her husband, Edwin, to the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, MA, where she was trained as a meditation instructor by Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg. Since then she has been teaching meditation in a number of places throughout North America. In 2003, she was appointed the teacher in residence at the Forest Refuge, the long-term practice center at IMS.
Myoshin was introduced to Vajrayana teachings in 1993 and met Mingyur Rinpoche in 1998 when he first visited the US with his brother, Tsoknyi Rinpoche. Since then she has practiced with Mingyur Rinpoche in North America and Asia benefiting from his skillful, lucid instructions on the profound teachings of Mahamudra. She moved to Minneapolis in 2010 to help support Mingyur Rinpoche in his worldwide vision and leads programs internationally and locally.
Friday, January 31, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 1, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 2, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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, group discussions, and presentations on the key points of meditation.
Location and Meals:
The retreat will be held at Metta Meditation Center, located on Lake Elysian in Janesville, Minnesota. The retreat center offers a secluded and peaceful refuge only seventy minutes from the Twin Cities.
Meals will be vegetarian. We will be able to provide gluten-friendly (Gluten-free products prepared in a kitchen where gluten is present) and dairy-free food. However, it’s not possible to provide a strictly vegan menu. In addition, other Individual, specific food requests will be honored if possible, but cannot be guaranteed. Menus will be posted and the cook is always available to help explain the content of the food.
Check-in and on-site registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. The opening session will be at 7:30 p.m. Please note that no evening meal will be offered on Friday so plan to eat before you arrive or bring your dinner with you.
There are a limited number of 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. If single rooms are not available when you register and you wish to be put on a waitlist for a single room, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Fee, Meals, and Shared Double Room – $273.00
Program Fee, Meals, and Single Room – $295.00
Program Fee, Meals, and Single Cabin – $317.00 (please note: cabins must be booked through Tergar)
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 email@example.com.
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.
A $50 administration fee will apply to any cancellation prior to January 21. Cancellations after January 21 will be subject to full cancellation penalties.
For More Information Contact:
Tergar Meditation Community of Minneapolis/St. Paul
Metta Meditation Center, Janesville MN, United States