SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Developing a Focused Mind

May 27 – 30, 2016 (Friday – Monday)

Vajrapani Institute for Wisdom Culture
19950 Kings Creek Rd,
Boulder Creek, CA 95006, USA

A focused mind is indispensable in order to do anything well, and the spiritual path is no exception. In this retreat, we will learn the basics of how to cultivate shiné (shamatha or calm abiding) using various objects of meditation within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. This retreat will also explore how to integrate this practice with other practices along the path to enlightenment (Lamrim).  Emily Hsu is one of the few teachers within the FPMT selected by Lama Zopa Rinpoche as being qualified to lead this type of retreat.

In this retreat we will learn the basics of how to cultivate a focused mind through shi-né (shamatha or calm abiding) practice using various objects of meditation according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.


v  Learn how to develop inner peace and greater emotional balance with the methods of calm-abiding.
v  Reconnect and find joy with your daily practice.
v  Cultivate a greater sense of caring and interconnection with others.
v  See how disturbing emotions and mental problems arise.

Cost: $264 - $660 (financial aid is available)