Concentration Training & Silent Retreat Program

5 Week Program  |  Friday, Jan 13th - Sunday, Feb 19th
Designed to work with your busy life!

With Resident Teacher Kadam Trina Gunther

Make your meditations more powerful and effective through joining this 5-week concentration program. Learn practical Buddhist techniques to still and harness your mind in meditation, leading to extraordinary freedom and insight!

Why train in concentration? 

Our mind is extremely powerful, endlessly creating our experiences, but until we develop concentration we have no means to harness our mind’s power and use it to deeply transform our life and our world. 

By training in concentration, we will develop greater peace in our mind, we will have fewer distractions, we will experience greater contentment, and we will be able to focus freely on whatever we wish, creating extraordinary change in our lives. 

This unique training in concentration leads us to a special quality of mind called “tranquil abiding,” a deeper level of concentration that arises through training in meditation in a systematic way over many sessions. 

Tranquil abiding is a superior state of peace which brings us great power to make progress in our spiritual journey. In particular, through training in mindfulness we learn how to abide in meditation without distraction.

The Three Parts of our Concentration Training Program

Introductory Talk

Friday, January 13th  |  7-8:30pm

How to train in concentration in this program, which is designed to work with your busy life, and the incredible rewards of improving our concentration.

Participants must attend to this talk to participate in the program.

Guided Preparatory Training

January 14 - February 16

Guided preparation is done individually by participants at home. Each week participants receive a worksheet to help them hone their training, covering topics such as the meditation object, meditation preparation, and methods to overcome obstacles. An optional weekly group zoom chat with Kadam Trina is offered for questions that come up.

Group Silent Retreat

Friday, February 17  |  Silent Retreat Intro Session, 6:30-8pm
Saturday, February 18 - Sunday, February 19  |  Four Retreat Sessions Daily, 9:30am-3:30pm

Retreat Registration

Registration for this year's program is closed. Please join us for next year's program, which will be offered at or around the same time next year. Thank you!

Concentration training guidance will be primarily from Joyful Path of Good Fortune, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This book is available for purchase in our bookstore, or you can download it from Tharpa Publications by clicking on the button below.

The preparatory practice in each retreat session will be Prayers for Meditation. Center copies of this booklet are provided for use in our meditation room.

With Resident Teacher Kadam Trina Gunther

Kadam Trina Gunther is a long-time practitioner of Modern Kadampa Buddhism. She has studied and practiced in Dharma centers under Gen-la Dekyong and Gen Rigpa, and she has worked as Education Program Coordinator at centers in Los Angeles and the UK. She is an inspiring example of a lay practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism, and brings with her a wealth of practical experience of putting Buddha's teachings into practice amidst a busy daily life.

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