Community Meditation & Retreats
For the Benefit of All Beings

lotus flowerFriday Morning Community Meditation by Zoom

Friday mornings 7:45-8:45am Eastern time.

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Meditations available for download –

Anapanasati Meditation

Anapanasati Meditation in English and Spanish

Tong Len Meditation

Green Tara5- & 10-day Meditation Retreat held by Zoom

This unique retreat integrates Buddhism, Qigong, Somatic Zapchen, Anapanasati Meditation and Community Dream Practice. In this retreat participants are allowed to choose which sessions they can commit to for 5 or 10 days. This makes the experience available to a more diverse community, including parents and people who are working.

Friends from Quito, Ecuador, Charlottesville, VA and other locations meet together. There will be English/Spanish translation for all sessions. Participants can attend the first five days or all of the retreat. Participants can sign up for Session one, Session two and/or Session three. Each session will build on the previous day, so it is important that you do not skip times you sign up for.

This retreat is sponsored by the Ratna Shri Sangha and was founded by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen, affiliated with the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Janet Evergreen began earnestly studying Tibetan Buddhism in 1991 with Khenchen as her root Lama. Anapanasati practice is from the Thai Forest Refuge Tradition as taught to Janet by Santikaro in 2016. Community Dream Practice was taught to Janet by Continuum teacher Susan Harper.

Session one: Qigong led by Jay Demaio.

Session two: Anapanasati led by Janet Evergreen.

Session three: Dreamtime – Each evening we explore somatically, embodying Jungian archetypes in our dreams.

There is a deep sense of rest, beauty and sweetness in community coming together to practice for the benefit of All. Together we give and receive boundless blessings. We are grateful for the many people who have joined us over the years in meditation, gratitude for sangha, our beloved teachers and all Beings. For more information, session dates and times see the flyer below.

Cost: Donations will be sent to INEPE School, an inspirational holistic, spiritual and cultural center for Children of the Barrios in Quito, Ecuador. Checks can be made out to Open Hands (put INEPE in memo) and are tax-deductible.

  • Janet and Diego in meditation
  • Group of people meditating in a circle
  • Buddha statue in the snow

Next Winter Retreat
Embracing the Mystery

Dec 28, 2022-Jan 6, 2023
Orientation: Dec 27, 2022, 6 – 7pm
Tsok: Jan 7, 2023, 9 -11am

En EspaƱol

Download English or Spanish registration forms for retreat below:

Registration Form