June 23 Work Day
On June 23, we will be holding a work day. The day will start with optional sitting from 9am to 10am followed by work from 10am - 5pm. Lunch will be provided and the day is free-of-charge.
Please register on the website so we know how many people to expect for food planning.
During SATI 2019 summer retreats, we will practice and deepen our understanding of three sutras important in Buddhist practice. These retreats will be led by teachers and apprentice teachers in the Plum Village tradition who have been co-leading retreats at Mountain Lamp for the past two years.
In order to facilitate practice and settle the mind, Sati Retreats at Mountain Lamp are conducted wholly in friendly noble silence. In addition to walking meditation outdoors, Dharma Talks, and communal meals, we have periods of sitting and indoor walking meditation throughout the day. On retreat, we commit to participating in the full schedule in order to support each other in practice.
|The Four Virtues of a Bodhisattva, led by Suzanne Cooper & Alexa Singer Telles|
In this silent retreat in the heart of the Cascade Mountains, we will study and practice with the poetic words of the great Japanese Zen Master, Dogen Kigan in “The Four Virtues of a Bodhisattva.” “Giving, kind speech, beneficial action, and cooperation” are the virtues, and they are presented in both direct and indirect language, so that the student is not caught in categorizing what cannot be intellectually understood. With an open heart, right effort develops as we simply return to our practice; in this way a door may open and reveal the mystery of both our practice and our lives.
|22 - 27 May|
|The Way of the Bodhisattva, led by Eileen Kiera||28 July - 4 August|
|On Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone, led by Sheila Canal & Kate Marchevskova|
What is our relationship with our minds? Do we have regrets about the past, fantasies about the future? Do we lose ourselves in distractions, craving and jealousy? 2600 years ago the Buddha taught exactly about these very modern questions. On retreat we have the opportunity to bring the Buddha’s ancient wisdom alive for each of us in the very here and now. When we explore the Discourse on the Better Way to Live Alone, we discover one of the foundations of meditation practice. We look deeply at life as it is with the intention to dwell in stability and freedom. On retreat together we give each other the spaciousness to find our own truth.
|28 August - 2 September|
Quiet Days of Practice
Quiet Days of Practice last from 10:00am to 4:00pm and include sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma Talk, and a formal lunch (potluck). Led by Kate Marchevskova & Eileen Kiera.
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation, led by Kate Marchevskova & Eileen Kiera March 30
Quiet Day of Practice, led by Kate Marchevskova & Eileen Kiera June 8
Quiet Day of Practice, led by Kate Marchevskova & Eileen Kiera September 28
Sesshin & Zazenkai with Jack Duffy
|Zazenkai in Seattle, with Jack Duffy, Hosted by Three Treasures Sangha||9 - 10 February ( visit Three Treasures Sangha website for more information )|
|Zazenkai in Spokane, with Jack Duffy||7 - 10 March|
|Sesshin, with Jack Duffy, hosted by Three Treasures Sangha||13 - 20 April ( visit Three Treasures Sangha website for more information )|
|Great Vow Retreat (Jukai Ceremony), with Jack Duffy||18 - 21 July|
|Sesshin, with Jack Duffy, hosted by Three Treasures Sangha||7 - 14 September ( visit Three Treasures Sangha website for more information )|
|Kairos retreat in Spokane, with Jack Duffy||October 31- November 3|
|Zazenkai in Seattle, with Jack Duffy, Hosted by Three Treasures Sangha||9 - 10 November ( visit Three Treasures Sangha website for more information )|