Self-guided Retreat

July 22nd—July 28th

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  • Suggested donation $20 per day (Enter amount in registration)

This summer, give yourself the gift of a retreat at the Seattle Shambhala Center. We invite you to join us for a self-guided and self-staffed 7-day group retreat right here at our local Center for sangha members of all levels and practices, starting on Monday, July 22 and ending on Sunday, July 28.

This is a perfect time, as always, for group practice and personal reflection. Bring your own materials for practice and study and we will support one another by keeping a good container and a proper schedule.

Each day will begin at 9:00 with opening chants and most will end at 5:00 with protector and closing chants. On Tuesday July 23rd, and Wednesday July 24th we will add an evening session from 6:00 to 9:00. As a framework for the day, we offer these daily schedules:

Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

Tue, Wed

8:30  Doors Open

8:30  Doors Open

9:00  Morning Chants

9:00  Morning Chants

9:00–12:00  Morning Session

9:00 – 12:00  Morning Session

12:00–2:00  Lunch (BYO) and clean up

12:00 – 2:00  Lunch (BYO) and clean up

2:00–5:00  Afternoon Session (can include study)

2:00 – 5:00  Afternoon Session (can include study)

5:00  Protector and Closing Chants

5:00  Protector Chants


5:00 – 6:00  Dinner (BYO) and clean up


6:00 – 9:00  Evening Session


9:00  Closing Chants

Although it would be desirable to commit to the full week, we recognize that life intervenes and not everyone can do this.  Please minimally commit to a morning, afternoon or evening session if not the whole day or the whole week. You are encouraged to speak with your meditation instructor to come up with a plan for your retreat; anyone committing to the full week should schedule a meeting with their MI both before and after the retreat.

Bring your own lunch and or dinner please; tea and coffee will be provided.

Register online and indicate in the comments which day(s) you plan to be at the retreat. You can use the "pay what you can" option to customize the amount to be paid based on the number of days you will be able to come. If you are not sure, you can pay by cash or check at the Center. The suggested donation is $20 per day.

This retreat is open to Seattle Shambhala Center members only.

If you have questions, please contact Sydney Munger, [email protected].