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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. Taught by Tina. 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. Taught by Tina. 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 — Taught by Tina. 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 – Taught by Tina. Register here.

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

NEW DATE–Dharma Talk: Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 at Seattle Insight Meditation Society, Seattle, Washington, USA. Taught by Tina. Register at www.seattleinsight.org.

NEW DATE–Introduction to Concentration Meditation Daylong: Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020 at Seattle Insight Meditation Society, Seattle, Washington, USA. Taught by Tina. Register at www.seattleinsight.org.

NEW DATE–Dharma Talk: Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 at Still Point PDX, Portland, Oregon, USA. Taught by Tina. No pre-registration required. For more information, visit www.stillpointpdx.org.

NEW DATES–Meditation to Develop Concentration and Serenity for a Chaotic World, 5-day Retreat: August 28-Sept. 2, 2020,  at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in Castle Rock, Washington, USA. Taught by Tina. Register at here. All accommodations are single or double rooms (no triples).

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/.

2021

Dharma Talk:  Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at Insight Meditation Tucson, in Tucson, AZ, USA. Taught by Tina. For more information, or to register, visit https://www.insightmeditationtucson.org/.

Meditation to Develop Concentration and Serenity for a Chaotic World, Daylong: Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at Insight Meditation Tucson, in Tucson, AZ, USA. Taught by Tina. For more information, or to register, visit https://www.insightmeditationtucson.org/.

Understanding Awakening Weekend Non-residential Retreat: Sat-Sun, Jan. 23-24, 2021, at Insight Meditation Tucson, in Tucson, AZ, USA. Taught by Tina. For more information, or to register, visit https://www.insightmeditationtucson.org/.

Understanding Awakening 5-Day Retreat: June 11-16, 2021 at Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, USA – Taught by Tina. Register here.

Luminous Mind 14-day Samatha Retreat: July 25-August 7, 2021, either virtual, or in a beautiful location in Croatia. 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.

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

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.”