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2020

Focused Attention Stress Reduction Daylong (FASR); Meditation for Developing Concentration and Serenity for a Chaotic World: Friday, January 24, 2020 at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA, USA – Taught by Tina. Register at www.SpiritRock.org.

NEW LIVESTREAM:  How Spiritual Practitioners Can Orient to the Coronavirus Pandemic: Via ZOOM, Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 9:00am Pacific / 4:00pm GMT through GuruViking. For more info, visit https://www.guruviking.com/.  To log on to the Zoom event, use this Zoom hotlink:  https://zoom.us/j/2444303406.

NEW DATE– Zoom Livestream:  Orienting Spiritually to the Coronavirus Pandemic: Via Zoom, Saturday, April 18, 2020, 9:30am-12:00pm Pacific Time through SF Dharma Collective, San Francisco, CA, USA. For more info, visit here, or register here. The number of Zoom spaces is limited, so please register in advance.

CANCELLED BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC:  Luminous Mind 14-day Samatha Retreat (with 7-day option): May 19-June 1, 2020 (7-day option May 19-26), at Seminario de Marola near Reggio Emilia, (near Bologna and Milan) Italy — This is a 2-week retreat, with a 1-week option available for the first week. For more information or to register, go to www.jhanaretreat.com, or email retreat organizer (English speakers) Tomislav Maric at tenshk@hotmail.co.uk or (Italian speakers) Andrea Magoni at jhanaretreat@gmail.com. Click here to download the retreat info packet in English, and here to download in Italian. Click here for a 4-minute YouTube with Tina talking about “The Four Benefits of the Samatha Practice.” Click here to watch a 9-minute video of Tina providing an overview of the Luminous Mind retreat.

CANCELLED–Understanding Awakening 5-Day Retreat: July 24-28, 2020 at Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, USA –  Register here.

CANCELLED–Understanding Awakening Weekend Non-residential Retreat: August 15-16, 2020 at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA, USA – Register here.

Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, from 7:00-9:00pm Pacific Time–Dharma Talk via Zoom: sponsored by Seattle Insight Meditation Society, Seattle, Washington, USA. Taught by dana. Give dana here. More info here. No pre-registration required.   Zoom hotlink for the event:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81751660992?pwd=cVYzVllQaVVKUGRMT2FCYXBHRU9kZz09    Password: 678930

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020 from 9:00am-4:30pm Pacific time–Introduction to Concentration Meditation Daylong via Zoom: sponsored by Seattle Insight Meditation Society, Seattle, Washington, USA. Taught by dana. Give dana here. More info here. No pre-registration required.  Click here to see/download the schedule for the day. Zoom hotlink for the event:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81751660992?pwd=cVYzVllQaVVKUGRMT2FCYXBHRU9kZz09    Password: 678930

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020–Dharma Talk:  sponsored by Still Point PDX, Portland, Oregon, USA. Taught by dana. Give dana here. No pre-registration required. For more information, visit www.stillpointpdx.org. Zoom hotlink for the event:  https://zoom.us/j/97451993245?pwd=ZnV5WWdaRVpQQ21TYlBrQ1RXeTVFZz09,   Passcode: e295GQ

CANCELLED–August 28–Sept. 2, 2020–Meditation to Develop Concentration and Serenity for a Chaotic World, 5-day Retreat: at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in Castle Rock, Washington, USA. Register at www.CloudMountain.org.

CANCELLED–NeuroDharma Retreat: Oct. 2-11, 2020, at the Garrison Institute, New York, USA. Dharma talks are given by New York Times Best-selling author of Buddha’s Brain (and many other books) Dr. Rick Hansen. Tina is on the teaching team giving additional teaching, and working with students in groups and individually. For more information or to register, go to https://www.garrisoninstitute.org/.

Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm Tucson, AZ time via Zoom, on Oct. 15, Nov. 12, Dec. 17, Jan. 14 and Feb. 11

Samatha Drop-in Practice Group and Dharma Talk
People have been asking for a Samatha sitting group for years, so this is your opportunity to sit with other Samatha yogis! Drop-in basis. Sponsored by Insight Meditation Tucson, Arizona, USA. Taught by Tina, on a dana basis. No pre-registration is required, but you do need to go to https://www.insightmeditationtucson.org/workshops/2015/10/8/insight-meditation-sitting-group-4tpma to get the hotlink and passcode.

Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 5, Jan. 9 via Zoom
What is Awakening? 4-Part Series, Saturdays 9:301m-12:30pm Tucson, AZ time, via Zoom
Discover and practice the 4 meditations confirmed by neuroscience, and learn the terrain of awakening–not often discussed but very important on the path. Sponsored by Insight Meditation Tucson, Arizona, USA. Taught by Tina. Sliding scale US$225-$99.  Pre-registration is required,  go to https://www.insightmeditationtucson.org/workshops/2020/8/31/what-is-awakening to register.

2021

Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm Tucson, AZ time via Zoom, on Oct. 15, Nov. 12, Dec. 17, Jan. 14 and Feb. 11

Samatha Drop-in Practice Group and Dharma Talk
People have been asking for a Samatha sitting group for years, so this is your opportunity to sit with other Samatha yogis! Drop-in basis. Sponsored by Insight Meditation Tucson, Arizona, USA. Taught by Tina, on a dana basis. No pre-registration is required, but you do need to go to https://www.insightmeditationtucson.org/workshops/2015/10/8/insight-meditation-sitting-group-4tpma to get the hotlink and passcode.

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, 9:30am-4:00pm Tucson, AZ time, via Zoom
Meditation to Develop Concentration and Serenity for a Chaotic World, Daylong
Sponsored by Insight Meditation Tucson, Arizona, USA. Taught by Tina, on a dana basis. Registration is required, at https://www.insightmeditationtucson.org/workshops/2020/8/31/daylong-20feb21.

Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 5, Jan. 9 via Zoom
What is Awakening? 4-Part Series, Saturdays 9:301m-12:30pm Tucson, AZ time, via Zoom
Discover and practice the 4 meditations confirmed by neuroscience, and learn the terrain of awakening–not often discussed but very important on the path. Sponsored by Insight Meditation Tucson, Arizona, USA. Taught by Tina. Sliding scale US$225-$99.  Pre-registration is required,  go to https://www.insightmeditationtucson.org/workshops/2020/8/31/what-is-awakening to register.

June 11-16, 2021
What is Awakening? 5-Day Retreat

Held in-person at beautiful Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, USA – To register go to  https://www.shambhalamountain.org/.

July 25-August 7, 2021
Luminous Mind 14-day Samatha Retreat
Held in-person either near at a private retreat center near Toulouse, France, or in Croatia (location TBD based on pandemic). Taught by Tina. For more information or to register, email retreat organizer Tomislav Maric at tenshk@hotmail.co.uk. (Note:  Doing this retreat and also the following 14-day in the U.S. would provide a 4-week retreat.) Click here for a 4-minute YouTube with Tina talking about “The Four Benefits of the Samatha Practice.” Click here to watch a 9-minute video of Tina providing an overview of the Luminous Mind retreat.

August 13-26, 2021
Luminous Mind 14-day Retreat

Held in-person at  Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in Castle Rock, Washington, USA. Taught by TIna and Stephen. Register at www.CloudMountain.org. (Note: Doing this retreat and also the prior 14-day in the Europe would provide a 4-week retreat.) Click here for a 4-minute YouTube with Tina talking about “The Four Benefits of the Samatha Practice.” Click here to watch a 9-minute video of Tina providing an overview of the Luminous Mind retreat.

Sept. 24-Oct. 3 2021
NeuroDharma Retreat

Held in-person at Shambhala Mountain Center, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, USA. Dharma talks are given by New York Times Best-selling author of Buddha’s Brain (and many other books) Dr. Rick Hansen. Tina is on the teaching team giving additional teaching, and working with students in groups and individually. For more information or to register, go to https://www.shambhalamountain.org/.

Dharma Talks and Retreats Upon Request at Your Location
Tina is available to give dharma talks or lead retreats at your location. For a sample of Tina’s dharma talks, or to view videos, please visit the Dharma Talks page. If you or your sangha are interested in organizing a retreat or dharma talk for Tina to lead, please contact us directly as found on the Contacts Us page.

Here’s what students have to say about Tina’s events:

  • “I’ve deepened my practice more than ever, due to the clarity of the teaching.”
  • “My faith in Buddhism has been deepened to a degree previously unimaginable, but is tempered by a profound sobriety of mind and wisdom. Every word of the dharma talks penetrated the core of my being and accelerated my practice.”
  • “If I was to describe this to a friend, I would call it ‘Jedi mind training!’”
  • “I have seen more changes in myself from two years of concentration practice than in the previous 20 years of various meditation practices.”
  • “It will rock your world!”
  • “I feel more confident in my approach to the Anapanasati / samatha practice, and how to navigate the varied terrain as well.”
  • “Tina and Stephen, your dedication to the dharma is so inspiring to me. You’ve given me the courage to embrace my true path in life. Your efforts and example have given me a clarity that is truly miraculous. Thank you for all your hard work.”