Concentration melts the tension in our body and mind, and gives us the clarity to develop our wisdom. When we perfect our concentration we attain tranquil abiding: a state of flawless and effortless focus conjoined with a special bliss of mental and physical suppleness. Once we have developed tranquil abiding, all our distractions are completely pacified and our mind abides peacefully with its object of meditation for as long as we wish. Come join us for this rare silent weekend retreat, where we will have the opportunity to train in tranquil abiding through single-pointed meditation on the object of our choice. Everyone is welcome; whether you are new to meditation and looking for a peaceful weekend away, or are a long-time practitioner looking to deepen your practice, this retreat is sure to be of benefit!
“Before we develop concentration we feel some kind of mental and physical discomfort more or less all the time…When we attain tranquil abiding we do not experience any mental or physical discomfort. Our mind becomes peaceful and we are always able to generate virtuous thoughts and feelings and create the causes for happiness.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Dorje
Friday, October 23rd - Monday, October 26th | Begins at 8:00 PM on 10/23, ends after lunch on 10/26
Held at Stronghold Retreat Center | Oregon, IL
$225 | Includes lodging, food, preparatory workshop download, and retreat costs
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please Note: Lodging is dorm style shared accommodation. Each room has a bunk bed and a double bed, and will sleep up to 4 people.
Cancelation policy: Until 10/7, we are able to offer a 75% refund. Beginning 10/7 and going up to and including 10/18 we are able to offer a 25% refund. Beginning 10/19 we are unable to offer any refund.