Simplicity Retreat: Meditation for a Troubled World

with Acharya Adam Lobel

November 10th—November 11th (2018)

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  • $150.00 Patron Price
  • $125.00 Program Price
  • Or, pay what you can afford (enter amount when registering online, or pay on site)
Room: WPFC Carriage House
Program Registration is Closed.


Registration is now closed.  Please contact Nick if you would like to be on a waiting list, in case slots open up.

In times of chaos when the world is stuck in cycles of aggression and fear, some may think we must choose between a deep spiritual path of peace or an engaged and sometimes overwhelmed life of service. However, joining both ways of being are possible, and in fact urgently necessary. 

The more awake we become, the more powerful and effective we will be in our worldly and compassionate activity.

During this weekend retreat, we will learn an embodied meditation practice, expressed through gently feeling and being humanity's original wisdom. This practice opens us to our own insight, tenderness and bravery, and is an antidote to the self-doubt and suffering we see all around us. Our teacher for the retreat, Adam Lobel, Ph.D. will give instruction on this profound practice, offer teachings and exercises to help us to explore the basic goodness at the root of all our experience.

This program is open to everyone, regardless of previous meditation experience and will include instruction, practice, and conversation.

Note: Participants are welcome to stay for the Refuge Vow ceremony that will take place Sunday at 4:30 PM.

Heart gift: We will provide an opportunity to express appreciation for Adam Lobel’s teaching by collecting a monetary gift for him.

Questions? Please contact Nick.

About the teacher:  Dr. Adam Lobel, PhD. Harvard University, is a scholar of philosophy and religion and a longtime meditation practitioner and teacher. His research focuses on meditation practice and pedagogy in the Great Perfection (Dzogchen) tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and modern phenomenology, and he is active in ecological and social justice movements. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and two sons.