Winter Retreat Portal

NOTICE BOARD

Weekly Zoom meetings with Sara Wendt: Sundays at 2:30pm EST

Missed the Live Meetings with Sara? 

The recording link of each meeting will be posted here. The link that is used to join the meeting live will not work to view it as a recording.

Recording from Sunday, March 6th – Week Nine

Recording from Sunday, March 13th – Week Ten

Missed the Live Session?

After each Livestreamed session end, Zoom will process the on-demand viewing of that session. You will use the exact link for that session to access it on-demand as you would live.

The processing time may take 10-20 minutes on average or it may take hours. Unfortunately, we have no control over this so please be patient and check the link later.

Hot Mango Cafe

Meet up with other retreaters on the online cafe! It is for participants of this Winter Retreat only and is not to be shared publicly.

Cafe Schedule (EDT)
Friday – Wednesday: 9:15pm-10:30pm
Thursday: 9:15-10:30am
If no one is in the cafe when you log in, please wait a few minutes! Sometimes people miss each other by a matter of minutes.

10 Week Schedule

This is the schedule that is being followed at the Temple. Adapt the schedule to correspond comfortably and easily with your daily routine. During the retreat at the Temple we have 4 – 5 sessions a day. At home, choose as many sessions per day as allows you to relax into a relaxed and spacious state of mind.

Each week of retreat will be available for one week after each ends. Please see the schedule for details

Color Key:
Teaching & Meditation Session | 
Meeting with Sara Wendt | Self Guided Session | Puja

Developing Renunciation · JAN 7 - 13 w/Gen Samten

The on-demand viewing for this retreat is available until Friday, January 21.

This retreat is based on the meditations on the initial and intermediate scope from The New Meditation Handbook.

Schedule for Week One

Please note that the self-guided session will not be livestreamed and are mearly suggested. 

Friday, January 7
7:30-9:00: Introduction

Saturday, January 8
8:00-9:00am: Guided Session
11:30am-12:45pm: Guided Session
4:30-5:45pm: Guided Session 
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Sunday, January 9
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-12:45pm: Guided Session
2:30-3:30: Creating a Retreat Environment Meeting w/Sara Wendt
4:30-5:45pm: Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Monday, January 10
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-12:45pm: Guided Session
4:30-5:45pm: Guided Session (Q&A)
7:30-9:00pm: Offering to the Spiritual Guide

Tuesday, January 11
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-12:45pm: Guided Session
4:30-5:45pm: Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Wednesday, January 12
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-12:45pm: Guided Session
4:30-5:45pm: Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Thursday, January 13
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-12:45pm: Concluding Teaching

Compassion and Wisdom · JAN 14 - 20 w/Gen Samten

The on-demand viewing for this retreat is available until Friday, January 28.

This retreat is based on the meditations the great scope from The New Meditation HandbookThis retreat is also based on the Lojong instructions contained in Universal Compassion and The New Eight Steps to Happiness.

Schedule for Week Two

Please note that the self-guided session will not be live-streamed and are merely suggested. 

Friday, January 14
7:30-9:00: Introduction

Saturday, January 15
8:00-9:00am: Guided Session
**11:00am-12:15pm**: Guided Session
4:30-5:45pm: Guided Session 
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Sunday, January 16
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-12:45pm: Guided Session
2:30-3:30: Creating a Retreat Environment Meeting w/Sara Wendt

4:30-5:45pm: Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Monday, January 17
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-12:45pm: Guided Session
4:30-5:45pm: Guided Session (Q&A)
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Tuesday, January 18
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-12:45pm: Guided Session
4:30-5:45pm: Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Wednesday, January 19
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-12:45pm: Guided Session
4:30-5:45pm: Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Thursday, January 20
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-12:45pm: Concluding Teaching

 

Going for Refuge · JAN 21 - 27 w/Gen Rigpa

The on-demand viewing for this retreat is available until Friday, February 4.

This retreat is based on the preliminary guide of Refuge practice presented in The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra (2nd ed.).

Schedule for Week Three

Please note that the self-guided session will not be live-streamed and are merely suggested. 

Friday, January 21
7:30-9:00: Introduction

Saturday, January 22
8:00-9:00am: Guided Session
11:30am-12:45pm: Guided Session
4:30-5:45pm: Guided Session 
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Sunday, January 23
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-12:45pm: Guided Session
2:30-3:30: Creating a Retreat Environment Meeting w/Sara Wendt

4:30-5:45pm: Self-Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Monday, January 24
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-12:45pm: Guided Session
4:30-5:45pm: Guided Session (Q&A)
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Tuesday, January 25
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-12:45pm: Guided Session
4:30-5:45pm: Self-Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja

Wednesday, January 26
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-12:45pm: Guided Session
4:30-5:45pm: Self-Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Thursday, January 27
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-12:45pm: Concluding Teaching

 

Vajrasattva · JAN 28 - FEB 3 w/Gen Rigpa

The on-demand viewing for this retreat is available until Friday, February 11.

All sessions for this retreat will be available to watch until February 11 at Midnight EST

This retreat is based on the preliminary guide of Varjasattva presented in The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra (2nd ed.)

Register for In Person Week Four (or partial)

Register for Online Week Four

Register for Online Weekend Four

Schedule for Week Four

Please note that the self-guided session will not be live-streamed and are merely suggested. Instructions for how to engage in these sessions will be available on the Winter Retreat Portal once you have registered.

Friday, January 28
7:30-9:00: Introduction

Saturday, January 29
8:00-9:00am: Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
2:15-5:45pm: Melodious Drum Puja
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Sunday, January 30
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-5:45pm: Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Monday, January 31
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-6:00pm: Guided Session (Q&A)
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Tuesday, February 1
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-5:45pm: Self-Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Wednesday, February 2
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-5:45pm: Self-Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Thursday, February 3
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Concluding Teaching

Mandala Offering · FEB 4 - 10 w/Gen Rigpa

The on-demand viewing for this retreat is available until Friday, February 18.

This retreat is based on the preliminary guide of Mandala Offering presented in The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra (2nd ed.).

Register for In Person Week Five (or partial)

Register for Online Week Five

Register for Online Weekend Five

Schedule for Week Five

Friday, February 4
7:30-9:00: Introduction

Saturday, February 5
8:00-9:00am: Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-6:00pm: Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Sunday, February 6
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-6:00pm: Self-Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Monday, February 7
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-5:45pm: Guided Session (Q&A)
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Tuesday, February 8
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-6:00pm: Self-Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Wednesday, February 9
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-6:00pm: Self-Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Thursday, February 10
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Concluding Teaching
7:30-9:15pm: Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja

Guru Yoga · FEB 11 - 17 w/Gen Rigpa

The on-demand viewing for this retreat is available until Friday, February 25.

This retreat is based on the preliminary guide of Guru Yoga presented in The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra (2nd ed.). 

Register for In Person Week Six (or partial)

Register for Online Week Six

Register for Online Weekend Six

Schedule for Week Six

Friday, February 11
2:15-3:30pm: Wishfulfilling Jewel w/tsog
7:30-9:00: Introduction

Saturday, February 12
8:00-9:00am: Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-6:00pm: Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Sunday, February 13
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-6:00pm: Self-Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Monday, February 14
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-6:00pm: Guided Session (Q&A)
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Tuesday, February 15
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
**11:00am-12:30pm**: Guided Session
4:30-6:00pm: Self-Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Wednesday, February 16
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-6:00pm: Self-Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Thursday, February 17
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Concluding Teaching

Tranquil Abiding · FEB 18 - 24 w/Gen Samten

The on-demand viewing for this retreat is available until Friday, March 4.

This retreat focuses on meditation on the nature of the mind, as presented in The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra (2nd ed.).

Register for In Person Week Seven (or partial)

Register for Online Week Seven

Register for Online Weekend Seven

Schedule for Week Seven

Friday, February 18
7:30-9:00: Introduction

Saturday, February 19
8:00-9:00am: Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-6:00pm: Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Sunday, February 20
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session w/WFJ
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
3:00-4:00pm: Self-Guided Session
5:00-6:00pm: Self-Guided Session

7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Monday, February 21
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session w/WFJ
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
3:00-4:00pm: Self-Guided Session
5:00-6:00pm: Self-Guided Session

7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Tuesday, February 22
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session w/WFJ
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
3:00-4:00pm: Self-Guided Session
5:00-6:00pm: Self-Guided Session

7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session (Q&A)

Wednesday, February 23
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session w/WFJ
111:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
3:00-4:00pm: Self-Guided Session
5:00-6:00pm: Self-Guided Session

7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Thursday, February 24
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Concluding Teaching
7:30-8:45pm: Wishfulfilling Jewel w/tsog

Superior Seeing · FEB 25 - MAR 3 w/Gen Samten

The on-demand viewing for this retreat is available until Friday, March 11.

The retreat is based on the ultimate nature of reality or emptiness presented in The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra (2nd ed.).

Register for In Person Week Eight (or partial)

Register for Online Week Eight

Register for Online Weekend Eight

Schedule for Week Eight

Friday, February 25
11:00-12:45pm: Offering to the Spiritual Guide
7:30-9:00: Introduction

Saturday, February 26
8:00-9:00am: Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-5:45pm: Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Sunday, February 27
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-5:45pm: Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Monday, February 28
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
2:15-5:45pm: Melodious Drum Puja
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Tuesday, March 1
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
3:00-4:00pm: Self-Guided Session
5:00-6:00pm: Self-Guided Session

7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session 

Wednesday, March 2
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
3:00-4:00pm: Self-Guided Session
5:00-6:00pm: Self-Guided Session

7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Thursday, March 3
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Concluding Teaching

Heruka Generation Stage · MAR 4 - 10 w/Gen Samten

The on-demand viewing for this retreat is available until Friday, March 18.

Qualifications necessary for participating in this retreat:

Familiarity with Kadam Dharma is essential. To gain a basic familiarity with Kadam Dharma, it is helpful to read Modern Buddhism: Volume 1 – Sutra and Volume 2 – Tantra. A free eBook download is available at emodernbuddhism.com

Sadhana used for this retreat: The Yoga of Buddha Heruka

Participants must have already received the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment of Heruka. Alternatively, if you have received a Je Tsongkhapa empowerment that included the transmission of the Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka mantra, and are planning on receiving a Heruka empowerment soon, you are also qualified to attend. If you have not received either of these empowerments, please contact us.

Register for In Person Week Nine (or partial)

Register for Online Week Nine

Register for Online Weekend Nine

Schedule for Week Nine

Friday, March 4
7:30-9:00: Introduction

Saturday, March 5
8:00-9:00am: Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-6:00pm: Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Sunday, March 6
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-6:00pm: Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Monday, March 7
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-6:00pm: Guided Session (Q&A)
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Tuesday, March 8
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-6:00pm: Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session 

Wednesday, March 9
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
4:30-6:00pm: Guided Session
7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

Thursday, March 10
8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
11:30am-1:00pm: Concluding Teaching
7:30-9:15pm: Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja

    Completion Stage · MAR 11 - 17 w/Gen Samten

    The on-demand viewing for this retreat is available until Friday, March 25.

    This retreat is based on the completion stage meditations presented in The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra (2nd ed.).

    Qualifications necessary for participating in this retreat:
    Familiarity with Kadam Dharma is essential. To gain a basic familiarity with Kadam Dharma, it is helpful to read Modern Buddhism: Volume 1 – Sutra and Volume 2 – Tantra. A free eBook download is available at emodernbuddhism.com

    Participants must have already received the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment of Heruka. Alternatively, if you have received a Je Tsongkhapa empowerment that included the transmission of the Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka mantra, and are planning on receiving a Heruka empowerment soon, you are also qualified to attend. If you have not received either of these empowerments, please contact us. 

    Register for In Person Week Ten (or partial)

    Register for Online Week Ten

    Register for Online Weekend Ten

    Schedule for Week Ten

    Friday, March 11
    11:30am-1:00pm: Wishfulfilling Jewel w/tsog
    7:30-9:00: Introduction

    Saturday, March 12
    8:00-9:00am: Guided Session
    11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
    4:30-5:45pm: Guided Session
    7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

    Sunday, March 13
    8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session w/WFJ
    11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
    3:00-4:00pm: Self-Guided Session
    5:00-6:00pm: Self-Guided Session

    7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

    Monday, March 14
    8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session w/WFJ
    11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
    3:00-4:00pm: Self-Guided Session
    5:00-6:00pm: Self-Guided Session

    7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

    Tuesday, March 15
    8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session w/WFJ
    **11:00am-12:30pm**: Guided Session
    3:00-4:00pm: Self-Guided Session
    5:00-6:00pm: Self-Guided Session

    7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session (Q&A)

    Wednesday, March 16
    8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session w/WFJ
    11:30am-1:00pm: Guided Session
    3:00-4:00pm: Self-Guided Session
    5:00-6:00pm: Self-Guided Session

    7:30-9:00pm: Guided Session

    Thursday, March 17
    8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Session
    11:30am-1:00pm: Concluding Teaching

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