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Luminous Mind Sangha Events

Please note that Tina’s retreats at Cloud Mountain tend to fill up quickly, sometimes within 24 hours of registration opening. To be notified in advance when registration will open, please join the Cloud Mountain email list at www.CloudMountain.org.

2024

Luminous Mind Sangha 2024 “First Thursdays” Drop-in Gathering
5:00-6:30pm Pacific time monthly via Zoom;
Jan 4, Feb 1, March 7,  April 4, May 2, June 6.
Luminous Mind Sangha now has it’s own gatherings for people interested in and wanting to practice in alignment with the teachings of Luminous Mind Sangha. Taught on a dana basis, by various members of the Luminous Mind Sangha Teaching Team and Affiliated Professionals. Here is the Zoom link for Jan-Dec 2024

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85669784697?pwd=dKZDzUwf9z1yNu3yATK7yATHqiYr4e.1

Upcoming talks:

Jan 4–Tina Rasmussen, Overview of the Four Categories of Practice Found in Neuroscience, and How They Relate to Awakening and Embodiment

Feb 1–Tina Rasmussen, Working Productively With Our Hindrances and Defilements (Personality Patterns)

March 7–Tina Rasmussen, Using the Enneagram as a Tool to Support Buddhist Practice

April 4–Mimi Maduro, Working with Restlessness
Most meditators experience restlessness of the body or of the mind, or both at some points in their practice. This evening we’ll explore ways to work with and transform restlessness experienced in the body and mind.

May 2–Mimi Maduro, What is the Dharma?

This evening we’ll explore the multi-layered meanings and dimensions of dharma in Buddhism—as refuge, as teaching, as practice, as purpose, as path, as universal truth.

June 6–Marisa Mohrer interviewed by Tina Rasmussen; Trauma Therapy as a Tool to Support Meditation and Awakening

We are all impacted by overwhelming experiences that are too much for our body and mind to process in the moment. Traumatic wounds can then remain within us in the form of unprocessed emotions and negative beliefs, keeping us from fully contacting the vibrant experience of our deeper nature. In this talk, Tina will interview Marisa about her work as a Licensed Trauma Therapist and her experience as a deep meditator, to help people understand how evidenced-based trauma therapies work, and how they can help heal trauma that gets in the way of deepening our spiritual practice, and ultimately awakening.

Innercraft–2024 “Third Tuesdays” (mostly) all at 11am-noon Pacific time; Drop-in Dharma Talk or Q&A via Zoom (at www.Inner-Craft.com)–Jan 16, Feb 20, March 26  (4th Tue), April 16, May 21, June 18.    For more info, click here.

 

Saturday Jan 20-Sunday Jan 21, 2024
What is Awakening? 2-Day In-person Non-residential and Zoom Retreat  Held in beautiful Tuscon, AZ, USA, hosted by Insight Meditation Tucson. For a 7-minute video of Tina describing the program, click here.  Register at https://www.insightmeditationtucson.org/

 

Saturday March 16-Sunday March 17, 2024
What is Awakening? 2-Day In-person Non-residential and Zoom Retreat  Held in beautiful Avila Bay, CA, USA, hosted by White Heron Sangha. For a 7-minute video of Tina describing the program, click here.  Register at https://whiteheronsangha.org

NEW!  Sunday, March 31, 2024
Samatha–Meditation to Develop Concentration and Serenity for a Chaotic World Zoom Daylong, 10am-4pm Pacific time / 1-7pm Eastern time. Held online only via zoom, hosted by Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Click here for a 4-minute YouTube with Tina talking about “The Four Benefits of the Samatha Practice.”   Register at www.SpiritRock.org.


April 5-11, 2024
What is Awakening? 6-Night In-person Retreat  Held at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Castle Rock, WA, USA. For a 7-minute video of Tina describing the program, click here.  Register at https://cloudmountain.org/.

 

NEW!  July 12-18, 2024
Bramaviharas:  Divine Abodes of the Heart, 6-Night In-person Retreat  Held at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Castle Rock, WA, USA. Register at https://cloudmountain.org/. To listen to Tina’s talks on The BramaViharas on Dharma Seed to give you a feel for the retreat, click here.


August 9-22, 2024
Luminous Mind 13-Night In-person Retreat

Held in-person at  Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in Castle Rock, Washington, USA. Register at https://cloudmountain.org.  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.

Saturday Sept 28, 2024
Vipassana Zoom Daylong, 9am-3pm Pacific time / 12-6pm Eastern time. Held online only via zoom, hosted by Luminous Mind Sangha. See Event Descriptions page for details. Cost–Benefactor registration $300, Sustaining registration $200, Base registration $125. Limited scholarships available. Registration to open in spring 2024.

Nov 1-7, 2024
Samatha–Meditation to Develop Concentration and Serenity for a Chaotic World 6-Night In-person Retreat  Held at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Castle Rock, WA, USA. Click here for a 4-minute YouTube with Tina talking about “The Four Benefits of the Samatha Practice.”   Register at https://cloudmountain.org/.

2025

Saturday March 7-13, 2025
What is Awakening? 2-Day In-person Non-residential and Zoom Retreat  Held in beautiful Avila Bay, CA, USA, hosted by White Heron Sangha. For a 7-minute video of Tina describing the program, click here.  Register at https://whiteheronsangha.org

April 11-17, 2025
Bramaviharas:  Divine Abodes of the Heart, 6-Night In-person Retreat  Held at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Castle Rock, WA, USA. Register at https://cloudmountain.org/. To listen to Tina’s talks on The BramaViharas on Dharma Seed to give you a feel for the retreat, click here.

August 8021, 2025
Luminous Mind 13-Night In-person Retreat

Held in-person at  Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in Castle Rock, Washington, USA. Register at https://cloudmountain.org.  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.

Oct 24-30, 2025
Samatha–Meditation to Develop Concentration and Serenity for a Chaotic World 6-Night In-person Retreat  Held at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Castle Rock, WA, USA. Click here for a 4-minute YouTube with Tina talking about “The Four Benefits of the Samatha Practice.”   Register at https://cloudmountain.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.”
  • “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.”