Retreat at Waunita Hot Springs Ranch

Waunita Hot SpringsNovember 8-11, 2018 – Way of Compassion Dharma Center retreat at Waunita Hot Springs Ranch

We are grateful to be able to offer another retreat at the beautiful Waunita Hot Springs Ranch, located just outside of Gunnison, Colorado.  This will be our 10th retreat there and we have found it to be a very conducive environment to deepen our practice.

John Bruna

John Bruna

The Five Powers: A Synthesis of Practice for One Life 

The retreat will be facilitated by John Bruna and will focus on the 4th point of the lojong teaching, Seven Point Mind Training, A Synthesis of Practice for One Life.

The retreat will include teachings, meditation, journaling, and discussion. The first half of the day will include periods of silence and reflection and the afternoons and evenings will include discussions and question-and-answer periods.  John has a particular gift for making these precious teachings accessible and practical for our modern lifestyles. All of his teachings focus on preparing students to properly engage in authentic practice in ways that are effective and meaningful to them. He always points out that knowing Dharma is not nearly as helpful as practicing Dharma.

Retreat at Waunita Hot Springs Ranch

This is a three-day retreat that includes meals and use of the Hot Springs. The retreat begins on a Thursday evening and ends on a Sunday afternoon. The fees for the retreat cover the food, lodging, and costs of renting the ranch. As with all of our programs, the teachings are offered on a free will donation basis. The meals will be vegetarian.

Dates: Thursday, November 8th to Sunday, November 11th (Begins with Dinner around 6:00 pm and ends around mid-day Sunday)

Cost: $340 shared room, $410 private room.  This covers meals, lodging, and use of the hot springs. The teachings are offered for donation (dana). Donations for the teachings go to the Way of Compassion and are tax-deductible. You and can make a donation online using a credit card or at the retreat.

Registration: You can register securely online below. Just fill in your information and click on the payment button. If you would like to pay by check or need more information, please contact Aaron – [email protected] or (970) 340 – 8151.

Name/s, Number of Participants, Shared or Single Room

Tentative Retreat Schedule

3:00 pm to 5:30  pm – Check-In
6:00 pm or 6:30 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Opening talk/teaching

Friday and Saturday (Noble silence is observed in the morning until brunch)
Light breakfast foods and coffee in dining hall
7:30 am – 8:30 am Morning Meditation
9:00 am – 10:45 am Teaching and Meditation
11:00 Brunch
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Break/personal time
2:30 pm 5:00 pm Teaching and meditation
6:00 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm – Teaching and meditation

Sunday (Noble silence observed until after the morning meditation)
Light breakfast foods and coffee in dining hall
7:30 am – 8:30 am Morning Meditation
9:00 am to 10:45 am Wrap up – Teaching and meditation
11:00 am Brunch/ farewells
You may stay and soak in the hot springs if you would like.

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