Meditation Retreat This Weekend
Special to the Post | 5/13/08
Tara Mandala Retreat Center is pleased to announce a Weekend Meditation Retreat at with Charlotte Rotterdam and Pieter Oosthuizen, Executive Directors, on Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18.  The retreat will offer an opportunity to begin or deepen your sitting meditation practice and to explore Buddhist teachings on bringing awareness into daily life.
This weekend retreat is an opportunity to explore your sitting meditation practice within the contemplative and supportive environment of Tara Mandala. In dedicating time to practice, we begin to access deeper levels of spaciousness and awareness that may allow us to become more present with ourselves and with those around us. Meditation beckons us to settle into a restful being with what is – very simply – beyond the weighty tensions of hope and fear. Our time together this weekend will include plenty of practice and time for discussion.

Pieter and Charlotte will also share some teachings on the Buddhist view to further support bringing our practice into daily life. In addition to regular morning and afternoon meeting times, we will also gather for early morning and evening practice. No previous meditation experience is required; all are welcome.

We encourage participants to stay over at Tara Mandala in order to take advantage of the full retreat experience. However, we also offer an off-land option for those unable to spend the night on the land.
The workshop runs from Saturday 10am – Sunday 1pm.  Please arrive at 9:30am if you will be staying on the land.
Housing Options include Room in Residence Hall for $100 per person, or off-land for $60 per person.  Costs cover facilities and include 4 meals: Saturday lunch & dinner  and Sunday breakfast & lunch. The teachings are offered at no charge; donations or dana are appreciated. Suggested dana: $30-$50
Please pre-register with Lizzy for this retreat by calling 970-731-3711.
Pieter Oosthuizen and Charlotte Rotterdam are the Executive Directors of Tara Mandala. Previously, they ran the School of Extended Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Charlotte taught in the graduate religion department of Naropa University and together they have been  teaching meditation locally and abroad for the last few years.

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