Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation with Andrea Russell
May 5-7 (Friday-Sunday)
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Forgiveness and Emotional Healing
May 8-10 (Monday-Wednesday) with Lama Yeshe
Tuition: $150, plus lodging and meals.
Learn techniques and practices of forgiveness that begin with ourselves and extend out to those we want to forgive and those from whom we seek forgiveness. The program includes sitting meditation instruction and meditation, teachings, and discussion that focus on forgiveness, love, compassion, mindfulness, and understanding. Lama Tsultrim Yeshe is a retired prison chaplain and the director of the Hay River KTC Meditation Center. He teaches workshop participants throughout North America to use Tibetan Buddhist practices to explore the nature of forgiveness and heal old wounds. Learn More
Writing Our Way to Spiritual Realization
May 17-19 (Wednesday-Friday) with Mike Ward and Roseanne Annoni
Tuition: sliding scale $150-$200, plus meals and lodging.
Writing is a powerful support for self-remembering. We start where we are, expressing what feels real and true. Then we dig deeper to reveal the truths beneath the truths. When we stay true to where we are, each step of the way, we can’t help but rediscover our ultimate essential nature. This workshop is not about the craft of writing but rather about accessing the natural creativity and depth that shows up when we turn inward, get present, and put pen to paper. You might be amazed at what your soul wants to say when immersed in an atmosphere free of judgment. Roseanne and Mike are retired psychotherapists. Mike is a published author and Roseann is a spiritual teacher of the Diamond Approach. Learn More
Health and Inner Peace with Relaxation and Full Natural Breathing
May 23-24 (Tuesday-Wednesday) with Roberta Hodges
Tuition: $95, plus meals and lodging.
Learn body and breath relaxations of varied length and styles that can be done while lying, sitting, (in private as in a meeting) walking or standing (as in a grocery store line). Practices range from a one minute calming breath practice to the more lengthy Yoga Nidra practice of extreme relaxation. The practice will help you reestablish the healthy habits of longer, slower, deeper breathing. Roberta has been studying, practicing and teaching yoga in the Himalayan tradition for over 25 years including Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and more recently Tantric Yoga. She is a practicing massage therapist and energy worker. Roberta has created two yoga CDs. Learn More
Mandala-Making: Open Studio
May 25-28 (Thursday-Sunday) Daily 10 am-12:30; 2:30-5 pm, including Sunday.
with Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, PhD
Tuition: $40 a day, plus meals and lodging and a one-time $15 materials fee. ½ days are $20; evenings are free. Commuters are welcome: bring a bag lunch or purchase a lovely vegetarian meal for $16.
Creating a Mandala is a contemplative spiritual practice. Mandala-making can bring wholeness and healing. It can open us to an awareness of all that is holy. You’ll have historical, spiritual and cross-cultural examples of mandalas available for inspiration along with expert instruction and support. Enjoy working on black paper with luminous artist-grade colored pencils. No previous art experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Gabriele is a member of the Christine Center Leadership Team. Her art and spirituality sessions integrate contemplation with creativity and intuition, offering a unique opportunity for spiritual insight and deep self-exploration. Learn More
Dependent Origination: A Core Buddhist Teaching
May 26-28 (Friday-Sunday) With Susan Mickel, MD, PhD
Susan has been meditating for over twenty-five years, first in the Christian tradition, then in the Burmese mindfulness tradition, and since 2003 in the Tibetan Mahamudra and Dzogchen traditions. She learned Burmese mindfulness meditation from Mary Jo Meadow, and teachers at Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock, and other centers. Learn More
Mahamudra 2: Meditation Taught in the Pointing Out Way Style
May 28-June 4 (Sunday-Sunday) With Susan Mickel, MD, PhD Learn More