Upcoming Online Programs
The Daily Sit
Bill and Susan Morgan
Monday-Friday, 10:30-11:15 am EDT
Saturday & Sunday, 10:30-11:00 am EDT
Occasional Guest Teachers
Happy Teachers Change the World:
A Mindfulness Retreat for Educators
Aug 13 - 17, 2021
Kaira Jewel Lingo and Richard Brady teach educators self-care practices, ways to resolve conflict, how to work with difficult emotions, and how to support focused attention and concentration. This course is co-sponsored by Plum Village’s Wake Up Schools program as a Level I training.
2 CEs available through SUNY Oswego
From Seeing to Being with Lady Wisdom, Prajñāpāramitā
Aug 13 - 15, 2021
Anne C. Klein (Rigzin Drolma) teaches an introduction to the Great Mother, the perfection of wisdom personified. The course will explore four distilled practices that mark the movement from dualistic seeing to the wholeness of being. You’ll receive a short practice text to support your bringing this practice home and furthering what you learn at your own pace.
The Sacred Cosmos
Aug 13 - 15, 2021
In this retreat, Ajahn Sucitto will outline his vision of the cosmos in terms of four interacting aspects: one’s body, the sentient universe, one’s mind, and overarching social trends and views. Texts from the Pali Canon will be explored. Each day will consist of talks, meditations, devotions, discussions, and questions and answers.
An Insight Dialogue BIPOC Retreat
Aug 27- 29, 2021
There is an African Proverb that says: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. Practice together in this retreat to integrate the wisdom practice of Insight Dialogue and the heart practices of the “Divine Abodes” (brahmavihāra) with Tuere Sala, Nolitha Tsengiwe and Elizabeth Faria.
The Dharma of Yontiff:
Deepening the “High Holidays”
Aug 31 - Sept 14, 2021
Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 PM EST
Jay Michaelson explores Biblical and Talmudic texts, suttas and other texts on hiri and otappa and related ethical mindstates, and contemporary ‘JuBu’ texts that address the convergences and divergences between Torah and Dharma. These practices from both Jewish and Buddhist sources can enrich the yontiff (holiday) season.
Death as a Spiritual Teacher
October 01-03, 2021
David Chernikoff invites us to practice Maraṇasati, the practice of death awareness, which has the power to awaken us to a felt experience of the preciousness and mystery of this amazing human life. This program is an opportunity to radically transform the way we live our lives, through the stillness of insight meditation, dharma talks, partner and small group exercises, guided reflections, and heart-felt discussions.
Stars at Dawn:
Deepening Our Connections with Our Buddhist Foremothers
October 10 - Nov 14, 2021
Sundays, 2:30 – 4:00 pm EST
Join author Wendy Garling for an in-depth, six-week study of Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha’s Life (Shambhala, 2016). Through individual reading and group discussion we’ll explore the stories and hear the voices of the women who lived and practiced at the dawn of Buddhism.
Pilgrimage as Path:
Finding Inspiration in a Buddhist Tradition
Nov 01, 2021 - Nov 22, 2021
Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm EST
Join Justin Kelley for virtual “visits” to sacred pilgrimage sites of Buddhist traditions in India, exploring Buddhist writings on the topic of pilgrimage. Grounded in Justin’s six principles of pilgrimage—awareness, movement, education, kindness, inclusivity, and nature—this course is both experiential and relational.
An online study and practice course
guided by Bhikkhu Anālayo
October 10th - December 11th, 2021
Satipaṭṭhāna Meditation is an interactive and comprehensive online program modeled on in-person courses offered globally by Venerable Bhikkhu Anālayo on the foundational mindfulness text the Satipaṭṭhāna-sutta.
Applications Now Open
Sacred Poetry As A Way of Being
November 12 - 14, 2021
In this retreat, Zenju Earthlyn Manuel will explore sacred poetry as spiritual guidance in navigating the rough terrain of contemporary life. Journey with silence, poetry, lyrical essay, music, and engagement from a seat of meditation. There will be exercises in writing from our embodied experiences of suffering into the experience of boundlessness, joy, and peace.
Previously Offered Programs
Foundations of a Soulmaking Dharma
An online study and practice course guided by
Assisted by Yahel Avigur
Applications closed for Fall 2021
13 weeks of practice and focused study of Soulmaking Dharma