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Olean Meditation Center

Weekend Retreat: Awakening the Luminous Mind

Join us for a 2-day meditation retreat led by Marcy Vaughn, a senior student of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, as we bring the wisdom of the 5-line pith instructions of Dawa Gyaltsen, an 8th-century Tibetan Dzogchen master, into our modern-day lives. Offered in-person and on Zoom.

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Weekend Retreat: Awakening the Luminous Mind
Weekend Retreat: Awakening the Luminous Mind

Time & Location

Sep 23, 2023, 10:30 AM – Sep 24, 2023, 3:00 PM

Olean Meditation Center, 2275 Dugan Rd, Olean, NY 14760, USA

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About the event

Join us for a 2-day meditation retreat led by Marcy Vaughn, a senior student of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, as we explore the 5-line pith instructions of Dawa Gyaltsen, an 8th-century Tibetan meditation master in the Dzogchen tradition. Dzogchen means “great completion” and the teachings are based upon the view that each of us is inherently complete and whole as we are.

In this experiential retreat, Marcy will support us to bring the teachings alive through personal reflection, meeting the challenges that are present in our own lives as a door to realization. Through meditation we open our hearts and transform our perceived limitations, discovering our fundamental wisdom and compassion.

This retreat is open to people of all faiths and beliefs. Please come with an interest and willingness to acknowledge the challenges you experience in your life directly and nakedly in the warmth of collective stillness, silence, and spaciousness.

The retreat will be held in person (non-residential) and an online Zoom option is available. Previous meditation experience is highly recommended.

SCHEDULE

Saturday:

10:30 - 11:45: Teaching/practice

11:45 - 12:00 Break

12:00 - 1:00: Teaching/practice

1:00 - 2:00: Lunch

2:00 - 3:00: Teaching/practice

3:00 - 3:15: Break

3:15 - 4:30: Teaching/practice

Sunday:

10:00 - 11:15: Teaching/practice

11:15 - 11:30: Break

11:30 - 12:45: Teaching/practice

12:45 - 1:45: Lunch

1:45 - 3:00: Teaching/practice

Vegetarian & vegan lunch will be provided.

Noble silence will be observed inside the building for the duration of the retreat, with the exception of Sunday lunch.

A Zoom link will be sent closer to the date for those who registered for online participation.

Single day registration is available for in-person attendance on Saturday only.

Sponsored by the Southern Tier Sangha of the Olean Meditation Center. A discounted rate is available for dues-paying Sangha members. Limited scholarships are also available; if you are unable to pay the full ticket price, please contact oleanmeditation@gmail.com

Recommended reading: Awakening the Luminous Mind by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.

Recommended pre-retreat practice:Inner refuge meditation (30 min) guided by Marcy Vaughn. Video available here

Marcy Vaughn has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism for more than forty years and is a senior student of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Marcy was in the first graduating class of the master’s program in contemplative psychotherapy at Naropa University where she also taught and performed in a dance ensemble. She is currently a therapist in private practice in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania where she offers meditation groups and retreats with her husband, Gabriel Rocco. Marcy works in close collaboration with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and has edited his books: Tibetan Sound Healing; Awakening the Sacred Body; Awakening the Luminous Mind; and Spontaneous Creativity: Meditations for Manifesting Your Positive Qualities. She leads retreats throughout the US, Mexico, and Europe for Ligmincha International and is a teacher in The 3 Doors.

Tickets

  • 2 day in-person

    Includes lunch. Limited scholarship funds are available; if you are unable to pay the full price, contact oleanmeditation@gmail.com

    $125.00
    +$3.13 service fee
  • Sangha discount 2day in person

    For dues-paying Sangha members - 2 days in person - lunch included.

    $40.00
    +$1.00 service fee
  • 1 day in-person (Saturday)

    Saturday only. Includes lunch. Note: there is no option for Sunday only. Limited scholarship funds are available; if you are unable to pay the full price, contact oleanmeditation@gmail.com

    $60.00
    +$1.50 service fee
  • Sangha discount 1day in person

    For dues-paying sangha members - Saturday only in person - includes lunch.

    $20.00
    +$0.50 service fee
  • Zoom ticket

    Zoom link will be sent via email before the retreat. Limited scholarship funds are available; if you are unable to pay the full price, contact oleanmeditation@gmail.com

    $100.00
    +$2.50 service fee
  • Sangha discount Zoom ticket

    For dues-paying sangha members. Zoom link will be sent via email before the retreat.

    $25.00
    +$0.63 service fee

Total

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