|Meditation Retreat (Weektun) sponsored by Queer Dharma
with Alice Dan
Fri August 10th: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PMFri August 17th: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Price: $350 Member $350 Non Member $210 Student
The retreat includes daily meditation and yoga or qi gong practice, silence during the day, meditation interviews and group discussion. This program is good for both the complete novice and very experienced meditators. Basic and advanced meditation instruction will be given and individual interviews will take place throughout the week. Teacher and mediitation instructor Alice Dan will give a series of dharma talks. Each day after lunch there will be free time for silence or exploring nature. Some opportunities will be available for hiking, walking and swimming in this lovely region of Wisconsin adjacent to the Kettle Moraine State Forest.
Meals will be primarily vegetarian, and practitioners are asked to help with food preparation or clean-up for one or more meals per day. One week of meditation will count toward Dathun requirements for those interested in participating in advanced Shambhala programs.
The cost includes all talks and instruction, all meals and basic accommodations in the bunkhouse, your own tent, or a triple room (if available). Those who register after July 20th will probably have to stay in the spacious bunkhouse or in a tent. It is possible to upgrade accommodations on a first come-first served basis. Lodging preference is given to those attending the entire retreat. You may attend just a few days or the entire week. It is optimal to start on the first day, but not mandatory. Cost: Adult 1 week (7 days and 7 nights): $350; Adult per day: $50; Student 1 week (7 days and 7 nights) $210 Student per day; $30; Single Room: Add $30/day Double Room: Add $15/day/person. For more information about the retreat center facilities, see Windhorse: www.windhorse.shambhala.org/ and Bright Dawn: www.awakenedone.org/
Please register online and make a note of the days you will be attending. To reserve a single room upgrade or a shared room for a couple you must pay something online and make your request in a note. Most payments will be made onsite. When the registration says "Please pay with PayPal", click that button - there WILL be an option to pay with your credit card. Please feel free to contact Jon Feller at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ride-sharing will be organized the week before the retreat, so all will be able to get there. It is not necessary to worry about your ride - it is not necessary to worry about anything.
The Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago encourages program participants to pay what they can afford. People whose financial situation limits their ability to pay may contribute to the extent they are able. No one will be turned away for lack of payment.
Individuals who are not able to pay the full program fee should pre-register for programs online and indicate their request in the "notes" section provided.
It is not necessary to provide an explanation. Individuals may also request that the program coordinator contact them personally.
Pre-registrations may also be made at the Center by depositing the form and a note in the donation box.