Dec
2
Dec 9

The Heart of Insight Retreat: Meditate.io

On this Meditate.io week-long retreatDecember 2 - 9th, 2017, we’ll be focusing on the development of wisdom through mindfulness practice and the cultivation of love through heartfulness practice. Together, these two styles of practice form The Heart of Insight.

To deepen in relational wisdom the practice of social meditation will be core to our retreat schedule. Social periods will be augmented by silent practice, so that we can include both our inner and outer experience.

This intimate retreat will be held at the Bend of Ivy Lodge just outside of Asheville, North Carolina in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

 


The Tenderness of Existence: Making A Home in the Divine Abodes
Nov
7
Dec 19

The Tenderness of Existence: Making A Home in the Divine Abodes

  • Buddhist Geeks Online Dojo

In meditation we develop a tender active heart and learn to rest in awareness with potent  preciousness of human existence. While we are soft at the core, we are also strong and powerful. In this teaching series we will explore how we can live without armor and masks in a healthy way.

Mind Hacking Immersive Retreat
Mar
29
Apr 4

Mind Hacking Immersive Retreat

  • Sanctuary in the Pines

In this mind hacking immersive retreat we’ll focus on upgrading the inner operating system–moving from a self-referential way of knowing ourselves and the world to a more centerless and open hearted way of knowing. Inspired by the Buddhist wisdom tradition we will offer techniques that train the attention, work to deconstruct fixed identity, & awaken the heart.

Buddhist Geeks: Mind Hacking Day Long
Jan
24
2:00 pm14:00

Buddhist Geeks: Mind Hacking Day Long

  • Buddhist Geeks

In this day-long training period we’ll practice the core trainings of Concentration and Mindfulness together, as well as explore the Mind Hacking approach. All retreat activities will take place in live video through the Google Hangout system. Part of the retreat will be a live video broadcast where you will receive instructions and interact with the teachers. The other part will take place in small groups of fellow practitioners, where you will practice together and participate in small group discussions. This retreat is an opportunity to go deep together.

Integrating Life and Practice Life Retreat
Jan
17
Feb 20

Integrating Life and Practice Life Retreat

  • Buddhist Geeks (online)

Is meditation something you do while sitting quietly with your eyes closed, or it something that happens in every moment of your day and in every context of your life? In this 5-week intensive Life Retreat we’ll be focusing on the process of integrating meditative practice into our daily lives so that there is no separation between life and practice. 

Buddhist Geeks: Asheville Practice Series
Jan
13
Feb 10

Buddhist Geeks: Asheville Practice Series

  • The Wellness & Education Center

Kick off the new year by deepening your meditation practice in the company of others. In this series we will focus on developing the five skill sets of Mind Hacking which enable a connection to spacious awareness. Mind Hacking is a ethos that begins with the understanding that we can reprogram our inner operating system.  In other words that we can reverse engineer and reprogram our human experience using just the mind itself.

Choiceless Awareness Life Retreat (virtual)
Nov
8
Dec 12

Choiceless Awareness Life Retreat (virtual)

  • online

In this Life Retreat we’ll turn away from meditative techniques and toward the capacity of “choiceless awareness.” This choiceless aspect of awareness is operating no matter what you’re doing, whether you’re mindful or distracted, focus or confused, awake or asleep. Because of this it is–as Ajahn Sumedho points out–a true refuge.

PopTech 2014
Oct
23
Oct 25

PopTech 2014

  • Camden, Maine

Every October in our hometown of Camden, Maine, we bring together 600 diverse thinkers and doers from around the world to share ideas and projects that are shaping the future. The PopTech conference, a gathering for “real thinkers” (WIRED), marks your entry into the extensive PopTech community — a mix of highly motivated and curious speakers, PopTech Fellows, and other participants.

Buddhist Geeks Conference
Oct
16
Oct 19

Buddhist Geeks Conference

  • Millenium Harvest House Hotel

The Buddhist Geeks Conference is one of the only events on the planet where you can participate at the intersection of Buddhism, technology, and global culture. The conference brings together preeminent leaders in the fields of Buddhism, Technology, Philosophy, Education, Business, Science, Politics, and more, to explore Buddhism in the 21st century.

Concentration Life Retreat (Virtual)
Sep
6
Oct 10

Concentration Life Retreat (Virtual)

  • ONLINE

The capacity to concentrate or focus is one of the bedrock skills of the contemplative life. In this retreat we’ll focus on focus–the ability to relax the mind and unify it with whatever meditative subject we’re exploring. We’ll discuss the benefits, styles, and dimensions of concentration while establishing a practice that allows us to deepen this capacity in everyday life. We’ll also look at how to skillfully apply the concentrated mind to the development of wisdom and to our 21st century information-rich lives.

5-week Integrating Life & Practice Series
Sep
2
Sep 30

5-week Integrating Life & Practice Series

  • The Wellness & Education Center

In this 5-week practice series we’ll be focusing on the process of integrating meditative practice into our daily lives so that there is no separation between life and practice. Part of this process will include developing and maintaining a regular, daily meditation practice. The other part involves bringing the momentum of that practice into new areas, so that mindful awareness permeates your life.

Heart Hacking Workshop
Aug
10
2:00 pm14:00

Heart Hacking Workshop

  • Jikoji Zen Center

On the contemplative path we learn various skills aimed at deepening our experience of a loving awareness. In this two hour workshop we’ll focus on four skill sets­­ traditionally referred to as the four immeasurables ­­that are aimed at opening the heart.

Mind Hacking Workshop
Aug
2
10:00 am10:00

Mind Hacking Workshop

  • InsightLA

Join us for a working at InsightLA in Los Angeles, CA. During our time together we'll do both silent meditation as well as a social form of mindfulness called social noting. There will be plenty of time for fine-tuning and questions as we journey into a process of hacking the mind, awakening the heart, and rebooting the world.

Heart Hacking Workshop
Jul
22
6:00 pm18:00

Heart Hacking Workshop

  • Co-luminate

On the contemplative path we learn various skill sets aimed at helping deepen our experience of mindful awareness. In this two hour workshop we’ll focus on the skills related to opening the heart. We’ll explore formal heart practices--or hacks--while also looking at how to bring that open heart into other areas of life. This workshop will be held in Asheville, NC.

Life Retreat: Heart Hacking
Jun
21
Jul 25

Life Retreat: Heart Hacking

  • Online via Google Hangout

On the contemplative path we learn various skill sets aimed at helping deepen our experience of mindful awareness. In this life retreat we’ll focus on the skills related to opening the trusting heart. We’ll explore formal heart practices (hacks) while also looking at how to bring that open heart into other areas of life. We’ll pay particular attention to the importance of self-care as an expression of self love, as well as what it means to engage in selfless action.

Mind Hacking: Introduction and Practice Primer
Jun
4
6:00 pm18:00

Mind Hacking: Introduction and Practice Primer

  • Mojo Coworking

Mind Hacking is a mindset or orientation that begins with the understanding that we can reprogram our inner operating system. In other words that we can transform our human experience--from limited identities, to blocked emotions, to old storylines--using the mind itself.

Life Retreat: Meditative Inquiry
May
3
Jun 6

Life Retreat: Meditative Inquiry

  • Online

One of the most powerful forms of contemplation is to work directly with a question or inquiry that has significant meaning to our lives. When we really open up to a question several things happen. One is that we drop the sense of already having the answer and knowing how things really are–this opens us to seeing and experiencing in new ways. Our minds also become bright, open, and curious–qualities which give our contemplative investigation a huge boost. Finally, as we become more comfortable with asking difficult questions, and pursuing our most important lines of inquiry, we start to become fearless in the face of not knowing–of never really having a final answer. We develop what Ajahn Chah called “the wisdom of uncertainty.”

Mind Hacking: Introduction and Practice Primer
Mar
24
6:00 pm18:00

Mind Hacking: Introduction and Practice Primer

  • Co-Luminate

Mind Hacking is a mindset or orientation that begins with the understanding that we can reprogram our inner operating system. In other words that we can transform our human experience--from limited identities, to blocked emotions, to old storylines--using the mind itself.

Over the course of this 2-hour interactive workshop we’ll explore the basics of the mind hacking ethos as well as practice both silent and social forms of meditation. There will be plenty of time for fine-tuning and questions as we journey into a process of hacking the mind, awakening the heart, and rebooting the world.

Life Retreat: Gateways to Emptiness
Mar
8
Apr 18

Life Retreat: Gateways to Emptiness

  • online

Within the Buddhist contemplative path there are many gateways to experiencing the freedom of unqualifiable emptiness.  In this 6-week intensive Life Retreat we’ll explore several of these wisdom gateways in the context of formal meditation practice and our everyday lives.  We’ll explore some of the classic entry points to emptiness including: ceaseless change, existential struggle, and selflessness.  We’ll also look at the ways in which this (non)experience of emptiness is inseparable from our personal experience and the outer world.

Integrating Life & Practice
Jan
11
Feb 21

Integrating Life & Practice

  • Online via Google Hangout

Is meditation something you do while sitting quietly with your eyes closed, or it something that happens in every moment of your day and in every context of your life?  In this 6-week intensive Life Retreat we’ll be focusing on the process of integrating meditative practice into our daily lives so that there is no separation between life and practice. Part of this process will include developing and maintaining a regular, daily meditation practice. The other part involves bringing the momentum of that practice into new areas, so that mindful awareness permeates your life.