November 7-10, 2019 – Way of Compassion Dharma Center retreat at Waunita Hot Springs Ranch
We are grateful to be able to offer one more retreat at the beautiful Waunita Hot Springs Ranch, located just outside of Gunnison, Colorado. This will be our 12th and last retreat there as it has been sold and the new owners have a different vision for the ranch. So don’t miss this last opportunity to spend some time deepening your practice at this special place.
“Inner peace will not come as a blessing from above. Inner peace comes from nurturing genuine love and compassion for others. Buddhism teaches us about bringing inner peace through the training of the mind.”
14th Dalai Lama
The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation
The retreat will be facilitated by John Bruna and will focus on The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation, derived from the traditional Mahayana Buddhist practice of lojong (mind training), written by the great Kadampa Bodhisattva, Geshe Langri Tangpa (AD 1054-1123).
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 7-10, 2019 (Begins with Dinner around 6:00 pm on Thursday 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 below using a credit card or if you would prefer to write a check, contact Aaron at [email protected]
If you have any questions contact [email protected]
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 the dining hall
7:30 am – 8:30 am Morning Meditation
9:00 am – 10:45 am Teaching and Meditation
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
7:30 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast
9:00 am to 11:00 am Wrap up – Teaching and meditation
You may stay and soak in the hot springs if you would like.