Calendar & Practice

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.

Thank you!

Sati Retreats

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 KieraMarch 30
Quiet Day of Practice, led by Kate Marchevskova & Eileen KieraJune 8
Quiet Day of Practice, led by Kate Marchevskova & Eileen KieraSeptember 28

Sesshin & Zazenkai with Jack Duffy

Zazenkai in Seattle, with Jack Duffy, Hosted by Three Treasures Sangha9 - 10 February ( visit Three Treasures Sangha website for more information )
Zazenkai in Spokane, with Jack Duffy7 - 10 March
Sesshin, with Jack Duffy, hosted by Three Treasures Sangha13 - 20 April ( visit Three Treasures Sangha website for more information )
Great Vow Retreat (Jukai Ceremony), with Jack Duffy18 - 21 July
Sesshin, with Jack Duffy, hosted by Three Treasures Sangha7 - 14 September ( visit Three Treasures Sangha website for more information )
Kairos retreat in Spokane, with Jack DuffyOctober 31- November 3
Zazenkai in Seattle, with Jack Duffy, Hosted by Three Treasures Sangha9 - 10 November ( visit Three Treasures Sangha website for more information )