Qigong Levels I and II with Shastri David Stone

Saturday June 24, 8:00am-Sunday, June 25 6:00pm

Daoist qigong is a spiritual discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously. It has been taught through an ancient lineage handed down by Dr. Eva Wong, the 19th-generation carrier of this lineage. She has authorized David Stone, one of her longtime students, to teach this powerful, ancient tradition.

Physically, qigong massages, stretches, and strengthens the body. Energetically, it nourishes the internal organs, gathering and conserving energy. Ultimately, qigong allows us to live a fully engaged and creative life. Because the cultivation of body needs to be balanced by the cultivation of mind, meditation practice will be integrated with qigong practice throughout the program.

Program cost $325. Click here for more information and to register.


Annual Summer retreat for EVERYONE: “There’s No Place Like Home”

Hosted by Chicago Queer Dharma,
with Larry Wolf and Alice Dan

Friday, August 11, 5:00pm – Friday August 18, 1:00pm.

Whatever your gender identity, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, age or personal quirks may be — you are invited to connect body and mind in the warm, supportive environment of this retreat.

The retreat includes daily meditation and light yoga or qigong, silence during the day, meditation interviews and group discussion. Meditation instruction will be given and individual interviews will take place throughout the week. Teachers Alice Dan and Larry Wolf will give a series of dharma talks, some of which will address diversity issues common to all when relating to the illusion of self and other and the need for connection.

$600 program cost includes food and lodging. $200 for the weekend.
Click here for more info and to register.


To be fully present in our body: a week-long retreat

Embodiment Weekthun
with Shastri Brett Ferrigan
Sat. August 19, 6:00pm – Sun. August 27, 11:00am

Often described as our “inner-most desire,” embodiment is the experience of being fully present in our body, without schism, separation, or self-doubt. When we slow down, holding this intention, we can be delighted to find that our body has always been present—and is actually waiting to let us in.

Join us for this week-long exploration of embodiment, using the tools of Shambhala Meditation, movement (yoga everyday-optional) and stillness to more fully understand being present, being whole and being more fully human.

Cost: $700 includes food and lodging (you may offer an additional teacher gift but this is optional). Daily cost for those joining for less than the full week $100/day.

Brett Ferrigan is a Shastri, or senior teacher, in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. He serves as a Chaplain in Palm Beach Florida, is a certified yoga instructor, and leads warrior retreats nationally.

Please click here to register.

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    Hello Everyone, I thought I’d start this month’s blog with some words from The Shambhala Principle, a book written by my teacher, Sakyong Mipham.  The chapter titled “Shifting Global Values” starts off with the Sakyong talking about the day his father  said to him that it was time he start learning how to meditate. The … Continue 

Public Meditation: Monday, Wednesday evenings, Tuesday mornings

meditation aboveExperience the quiet in a beautiful and relaxed retreat setting, just a few miles outside of Plymouth. We are located on 7110 County Road U, Plymouth, WI (first building on the right. Please enter through red front door facing Highway U).

Call Sue Firer at 414.975.7370 if you have questions.

Click here to learn about Shambhala Meditation.

Public Meditation Schedule: (subject to change: Please check here before coming.)

Mondays 7 to 8 pm: Cancelled: May 29, June 12 and 19, July 17, August 14, 21

Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:00am: Cancelled: May 30, June 13, July 18, August 15, 22

Wednesdays 5 to 6pm: June 14, July 19, August 16, 23

All are welcome. Meditation instruction is provided. There is no charge.