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Dreaming 2023: Annual New Year’s Dharma, Yoga, Kirtan & Astrology Celebration

December 27 - January 01, 2023

Michele Loew

Krishna Das

Nina Rao

Alexander Mallon

Alberto Villoldo Ph.D

Marcela Lobos

Sharon Salzberg

Andrew Holecek

Jai Dev Singh

Robert A.F. Thurman

Celebrate the New Year with friends of Tibet House US | Menla, a 15 year tradition! This New Year’s marks the first time since the pandemic began when our community will gather in person again to ring in the new year in the magic garden secret valley of the Medicine Buddha, Menla. Party, practice, and pray with us across five days of teachings, yoga, astrology, devotional chanting and more. Join us in letting go of constricting habit-patterns and setting meaningful and expansive intentions for the coming year, all while having much needed fun together!Master astrologer and astronomer Alexander Mallon will kick off the retreat with his “astrological forecast” for 2023, shedding light on cosmic patterns we can expect in the near future as individuals, as a nation, and as a world. Alexander will also offer expert astrological consultations throughout the program and a group chart reading session that will amaze all but the most hardened skeptics.Michele Loew will lead morning Vajrayoga practice sessions and an evening Yoga Nidra, and interesting and inspiring talks will be offered by our dear friends, Sharon Salzberg, Alberto Villoldo, Marcela Lobos, Andrew Holecek, Krishna Das, Jai Dev Singh, and Tibet House US President Bob Thurman. Nina Rao will join KD for a special kirtan on the evening of the 29th, and she will also be chanting prayers to the Goddess and Tara and Hanuman Chalisas. KD and Bob will team up for a very fun session on Hanuman and the Monkey Mind, regaling us with stories and insights, and New Year’s eve will feature a group sound bath before a late night meditation session led by Jai Dev.Together we will revitalize ourselves to deal joyfully and successfully with the challenges of these pivotal times.Open to all levels of experience. We encourage you to register early as space is limited.To register to attend virtually via Teachable, please click here... 
ScheduleTuesday, December 27
  • 3 - 8 pm  Arrival & Check-in
  • 6 - 7 pm  Dinner
  • 7:15 pm  Welcome with Michael Burbank & 2023 Astrology Forecast with Alexander Mallon
Wednesday, December 28
  • 7 - 8a m  Vajrayoga Asanas with Michele Loew
  • 8 - 9 am  Breakfast
  • 10:30 am - 12 pm  Brightening Mind & Body: a Kundalini Yoga Experience with Jai Dev Singh (virtual)
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm  Lunch
  • 1:30 - 4 pm  Free Time for Spa Treatments, Astrology Consultations, Relaxation, etc
  • 2 – 3pm  Qi Gong with Paul Bloom (Yoga Studio)
  • 4 - 5:30 pm  Dharma Talk: Real Life with Bob Thurman & Sharon Salzberg (virtual)
  • 6 - 7pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm  Dreaming in the New Year with Bob & Andrew Holecek (virtual)
Thursday, December 29
  • 7 - 8 am  Vajrayoga Asanas with Michele 
  • 8 - 9 am  Breakfast
  • 10:30 am - 12 pm  Grow a New Body with Alberto Villoldo (virtual)
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm  Lunch
  • 1:30 - 3 pm  Free Time for Spa Treatments, Astrology Consultations, Relaxation, etc
  • 2 – 3pm  Qi Gong with Paul Bloom (Yoga Studio)
  • 3:15 - 4:15 pm  Prayers for the Goddesses Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati and Tara with Nina Rao
  • 4:30 - 6 pm  Dharma Talk and Meditation with Bob 
  • 6 - 7 pm  Dinner
  • 7:30 pm  Kirtan with Krishna Das & Friends 
Friday, December 30
  • 7 - 8 am  Vajrayoga Asanas with Michele 
  • 8 - 9 am  Breakfast
  • 10:30 am - 12 pm  Vajrayoga Dharma Talk with Michele and Bob
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm  Lunch
  • 1:30 - 3 pm  Free Time for Spa Treatments, Astrology Consultations, Relaxation, etc
  • 2 - 3 pm  Hanuman Chalisas with Nina 
  • 3:30 - 5:30 pm  Hanuman and the Monkey Mind Discussion with Bob, KD and Nina followed by KD Chanting 
  • 6 - 7 pm  Dinner
  • 7:30 pm  Yoga Nidra with Michele 
Saturday, December 31
  • 7 - 8 am  Vajrayoga Asanas with Michele 
  • 8 - 9 am  Breakfast
  • 10:30 am - 12 pm  Divining the Sacred Feminine with Marcela Lobos and Monika Nataraj (virtual)
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm  Lunch
  • 1:30 - 4 pm  Free Time for Spa Treatments, Astrology Consultations, Relaxation, etc
  • 2 - 3:30 pm  “Magic Hat” Astrological Chart Readings with Alexander
  • 3:30 - 5 pm  Divining the Feminine for the New Year with Bob and Michele 
  • 5:15 - 6 pm  Fire Ceremony - Cho/Severance Prayers on the Lhasa Inn Deck
  • 6 - 7:30 pm  Special New Year’s Dinner
  • 8 - 9:30 pm  Group Sound Bath
  • 11 pm - 12 am  New Year's Meditation with Jai Dev (virtual)
Sunday, January 1
  • 7 - 11 am Check-out of Rooms
  • 7 - 8 am  Vajrayoga Asanas with Michele
  • 8 - 9:30 am  Breakfast
  • 10 am - 9 pm  108 Hanuman Chalisas with Nina at Tibet House US
  • 10am - 12 pm Peace & Nonviolence in the New Year with Michael Lobsang Tenpa and A Peace Plan for Putin with Bob 
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm  Lunch
  • 1:30 - 4:30 pm  Individual Astrology Consultation with Alexander by Appointment
Please note the schedule is subject to change at any time.

ABOUT THE TEACHERs

Michele Loew

Michele Loew is an international yoga teacher and the founder and director of The Yoga Space in Portland, Oregon.  She is known as a teacher’s teacher and is respected for her 200 Hr. & 500 Hr. Yoga Schools and her ability to combine Western knowledge of the body (anatomy & ph...

Krishna Das

Krishna Das is a Grammy-nominated chant artist and has sung with people all around the world for over 35 years. His music offers the practice of chanting mantras– mostly in the Indian tradition, with some Buddhist and Gospel infusions. By sharing his life experiences on the pa...

Nina Rao

Nina Rao learned traditional chants from her grandfather in a village in south India when she was nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. For many years Nina has been Krishna Das business manager and...

Alexander Mallon

A celebrated astrologer and intuitive, Alexander Mallon has practiced for over 45 years, sharing his gifts with clientele spanning the globe, from NY to New Zealand. Alexander has been an avid telescope builder and amateur astronomer for nearly 50 years as well and incorporates h...

Alberto Villoldo Ph.D

Alberto Villoldo is a psychologist and medical anthropologist who has studied the shamanic healing practices of the Amazon and Andes for over 30 years. At San Francisco State University, he directed the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory to study how the mind creates psychosom...

Marcela Lobos

Marcela Lobos has been extensively initiated in the healing and spiritual traditions of the Amazon and the Andes. She was born and raised in Chile where she leads expeditions, working with women shamans that belong to a matriarchal society that still holds the wisdom and passion ...

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. Sharon is the...

Andrew Holecek

Andrew Holecek has completed the traditional three-year Buddhist meditation retreat and offers seminars internationally on meditation, dream yoga, and the art of dying. He is the author of many books, including Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom From the Ti...

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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