We invite you to join us for a dedicated meditation retreat. This is not a workshop, this is a meditation retreat. Dive into a rich meditative exploration of the healing path that ultimately brings us into a state of fierce compassion, focus, empowerment, and boundless spaciousness.
Dedicating a day for practice in the midst of a busy summer reinforces for ourselves that practice is happening in every moment, regardless of season, day, time, or circumstance. We lessen the gap between “I’ll meditate on that day and time” versus “Everything is a meditation.”
The guided meditations will bring us into deepened awareness and include all stages of the meditative path from embodied mindfulness to compassion and open heartedness to tantric deity practices, and finally, non-duality non-practice.
This retreat will be a combination of guided sitting and walking meditations interspersed with short dharma talks. Ram Dev will teach walking meditation for those who haven’t practiced it before.
You are also welcome to just listen to the instructions and meditate in any way you’d like as though we were together in person in community.
It is encouraged to make this a day of silence except for the Q&A sessions and discussions with Ram Dev.
A private zoom link will be emailed a few days before the retreat.
More information about Ram Dev:
Ram Dev Dale Borglum is the founder and Executive Director of the Living/Dying Project. He’s a pioneer in the conscious dying movement and has worked directly with thousands of people with life-threatening illnesses and their families for over 40 years. In 1981, Dale founded the first residential facility in the United States, The Dying Center, for people who wished to die consciously.
Together, Dale, Stephen Levine, and Ram Dass taught workshops throughout the country on meditation, aging, suicide, healing, spiritual practice, caregiving, conscious living and dying, and so much more, all while working with thousands as they faced various personal crises. Dale has a BS from UC Berkeley and a PhD from Stanford University. He is the co-author of Journey of Awakening: A Meditator’s Guidebook, Bantam Books.
He has intensively immersed himself in the practices of devotion, meditation, and contemplative prayer for over forty years, studying with many of the greatest masters of the last century including Neem Karoli Baba, Suzuki Roshi, Ananda Mayee Ma, Kalu Rinpoche, the 16th Karmapa, Dilgo Khyentse, Mahasi Sayadaw, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Trungpa Rinpoche, Goenka, Dudjom Rinpoche and HH the Dalai Lama. Dale has also taught with Bob Thurman, Sharon Salzberg, Joan Halifax, Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, Rev. Wayne Muller, and many others. His life’s work and passion has been and continues to be the healing of our individual and collective relationship with death and using our mortality as an inspiration for spiritual awakening.