24

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12

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06

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Buddha & the Warrior Sage: the Sacred Armor of Heart-Wisdom

August 04 - August 07, 2022

Jai Dev Singh

Robert A.F. Thurman

Amidst culture wars, actual wars, and pervasive interpersonal conflict at home and abroad, this hybrid summer retreat is designed to rejuvenate our spirits, heal our bodies, and inspire our minds. In our highly-connected, fast-paced modern world, it’s time we rise up and stand with our hearts held high and open. With tremendous adversity staring us down, we can choose instead to come together to center the force of loving compassion into the nucleus of our lives.Here we learn to meet each day with great courage, to look our suffering directly in its eye, and thus to heal through its bitter yet potent medicines.  Here, we taste the real sweetness of our joy, often lying latent and always needing nourishment. We prioritize good laughter, loving kindness, and spiritual practice. We remember to cheer up, to loosen up, to feel fully alive. We cultivate our conscious interconnection with one another and all beings who live on Earth.This joyful weekend gathering will bring forth the ancient yogas of body, mind, and emotions, revealed especially through the dharma poetry, mythic legends, and practical teachings of both the great Dalai Lamas and the Sikh Gurus. We’ll discover the extraordinary capacity to overcome our inner enemies of anger, hatred, and violence while skillfully dealing with our outer enemies, knowing that as with all the great warriors and sages throughout time, each of us must traverse the heroic journey of our mysterious life-path with fearlessness, hope, and the genuine courage that timeless wisdom and simple practices can provide us.Together we will reboot our nervous system, balance our glands, and center our life-force. In these ways and through connecting in community, we will activate the sacred armor of compassion, the majestic sword of wisdom, and the victorious force of Dharma in our lives.Click Register Now above if you wish to register to attend in person at Menla. If you are unable to attend in person and wish to attend online-only, CLICK HERE to register for our online option.
ScheduleThursday, August 4
  • 3 - 6pm Arrival & Check-in
  • 6 - 7pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm Welcome and Evening Teaching (Jai Dev & Bob)
Friday, August 5
  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 10am - 12pm Morning Practices (Jai Dev)
  • 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 4pm Free Time for Spa Appointments, Relaxation, or Self-Study
  • 4 - 6pm Afternoon Teaching (Bob)
  • 6 - 7pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm Evening Discussion (Jai Dev & Bob)
Saturday, August 6
  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 10am - 12pm Morning Practices (Jai Dev)
  • 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 4pm Free Time for Spa Appointments, Relaxation, or Self-Study
  • 4 - 6pm Afternoon Teaching (Bob)
  • 6 - 7pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm Evening Discussion (Jai Dev & Bob)
Sunday, August 7
  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 9:30 - 12:30pm Closing Program (Jai Dev & Bob)
  • 12:30-1:30pm Lunch & Departure
*Please note that the schedule is subject to change at any time.

ABOUT THE TEACHERs

Jai Dev Singh

Jai Dev Singh is a yogi and internationally renowned teacher of Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda. He is the founder and principal teacher of the Life-Force Academy—a global community for yogic teachings and practices with thousands of students in over 60 countries around the world, ...

Robert A.F. Thurman

Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as co-founder and President of Tibet House US and it's Menla Retreat & Spa. A world-wide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, activist for the plight of the Tibetan people, translator of Buddhis...

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