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October 20th - October 24th, 2021

Integral Dharma

Wake Up, Clean Up, Grow Up, Show Up

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Teachers

Vince Fakhoury Horn
Lisa Sherman
Ryan Oelke
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About This Retreat

How can we make sense of, and skillfully make our way through, an increasingly polarized, fragmented and disorienting world? In this 4-Day Integral Dharma Retreat we’ll explore how an integral framework can provide us with a map of the unfolding territory, and help us to locate ourselves within it. Taking a pragmatic, embodied and relational approach, we’ll train in personal and interpersonal practices to ground, resource and orient ourselves, calibrating a compass by which we can navigate complexity, integrating the polarities of hope and fear, and expanding to embrace the opportunities hidden in the crisis. As we wake up to the groundless ground that already lies unshakeable at our core, and undertake the developmental work of growing up, we can learn how to clean up our shadow stuff, so that we can show up fully, empowered and ready, for our lives, our communities, and our planet’s future.

What makes our retreats unique

Intimate

With small group work at the heart of our virtual retreat model, we always prioritize human contact & relationship–deep intimacy at a distance.

Supported

You’ll be supported, for a few hours each day, by a highly-experienced teaching team.  Receive quality instructions, get your questions answered, we’ve got your back.

Peer-Led

Help build the retreat by hosting & attending peer-led practice sessions, offered throughout the day. On retreat we practice alone, together.

Customizable

You can turn your life into a retreat by designing your own formal retreat schedule. We make the logistics easy, so you can do the hard work of showing up & being present.

Planetcentric

Practice in a global community of adults, tuning in from across geographic time-zones & cultural backgrounds. ALL are welcome in a Mindfulness Retreat Online.

A Mindfulness Retreat Online may be for you if…

  • You’re looking to deepen your meditation practice with dedicated peers and deeply experienced teachers.
  • You’d like to connect with fellow practitioners in a planetcentric learning community.
  • You want to meet the retreat prerequisite* for the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP)–offered by Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach in collaboration with Sounds True and the Greater Good Institute.

* Our 6-day retreats can help you meet this pre-requisite.

Retreat Features

Large Group Retreat Meeting

A daily meeting where everyone on the retreat will get together for a daily teaching plus practice and/or small group work. The large group community meeting marks the both the beginning of each new day of the retreat, so is an important common point of reference as we practice together across timezones.

Small Group Practice Meetings

At least once each day, you will be joining a group of dedicated peers, and a retreat teacher, to engage in group practice. These sessions will give you a chance to practice along with the retreat curriculum, and ask practice related questions. These sessions will be offered at a number of times throughout the day, and you’ll be able to see which teachers & times are available before registering for the retreat.

Peer-Led Practice Sessions

Throughout each day of the retreat there will be 30-minute peer-led practice sessions offered. These peer-led sessions give retreatants ample opportunity to engage in supportive group practice. You can even help host them, taking even deeper ownership for the continuity of practice on this retreat.

Private Teacher Meetings

During a Mindfulness Retreat Online you'll have the option to schedule a 20-minute private session with a retreat teacher.  You can use this meeting to check-in about how the retreat is going, ask any questions that you have, and get general support from a skilled guide.

Mindfulness Retreat Network

Each retreat is offered through our Mindfulness Retreats Network.  Here, you’ll be able to find a detailed schedule for your retreat, along with recorded talks and supplementary learning material from the retreat teachers.  In addition, once the retreat is live, this network is where you’ll find the event information you’ll need to join the live peer-led practice sessions.

Meet Your Teachers

  • Vince Fakhoury Horn

    Vince Fakhoury Horn is part of a new generation of teachers & translators exploring dharma in the age of the network.  Vince helped co-found the Buddhist Geeks Podcast in 2006, and currently serves as the Director of the Non-Profit Organization.   Vince began formally teaching in 2010, and has since been authorized in both the Pragmatic Dharma lineage of Kenneth Folk, and by Trudy Goodman, guiding teacher of InsightLA, in the Theravada/Insight Buddhist tradition. Vince has been called a “power player of the mindfulness movement” by Wired magazine and was featured in Wired UK’s “Smart List: 50 people who will change the world.” He currently lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains outside of Asheville, North Carolina with his partner Emily and their son Zander.

  • Lisa Sherman

    Lisa Sherman has been a student of various schools of Eastern thought for over 20 years, including as a yoga teacher and acupuncturist. Her meditation practice has included sitting retreats in the Thai forest, Tibetan and Vipassana traditions, and she is currently studying with Vince and Emily Horn, who fortunately reside in her current home town of Asheville, North Carolina. Her geek credentials include previous lives in the UK as a molecular biologist and web designer. She is passionate about the evolutionary potential of human consciousness, and enjoys exploring what it really means to be a human being and how to skillfully embody the wisdom and love of awakening.

  • Ryan Oelke

    Ryan Oelke is a co-founder of Buddhist Geeks and founder of Awakening in Life. He has an MSEd in counseling psychology and is contemplative teacher of awakening, healing, and embodiment. He has 18 years experience in meditation, particularly in the Tibetan Buddhist and Dzogchen lineages, and is a certified teacher in Judith Blackstone’s Realization Process. Ryan teaches meditation and a way of living dedicated to revealing natural presence and awakening in each moment of our lives, regardless of how it appears to us. He lives in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC with his partner Alyssa and step-daughter Fiona.

Each day of the retreat we will all gather together for the Large Group Retreat Meeting.

This meeting goes from 3:00 – 4:15pm EST.

Small Group Times

Small practice group times will be offered throughout the day and will also vary depending on the retreat. In general, we aim to offer small group times to accommodate people living in most time zones around the world. Below, you will find a list of the current teachers, and small group times, that are currently open for this retreat:

Vince Fakhoury Horn

10am ETopen

Lisa Sherman

11am ETopen

Ryan Oelke

5pm ETopen

Sample Retreat Schedule

This is a sample of what your schedule could look like

Day 1
10:00 - 11:00 am ET

Small Group Meeting

12:00 - 12:30 pm ET

Peer-Led Practice

3:00 - 4:15 pm ET

Large Group Meeting

7:00 - 7:45 pm ET

Guided Practice

9:00 - 9:30 pm ET

Peer-Led Practice

Day 2
10:00 - 11:00 am ET

Small Group Meeting

12:00 - 12:30 pm ET

Peer-Led Practice

3:00 - 4:15 pm ET

Large Group Meeting

7:00 - 7:45 pm ET

Guided Practice

9:00 - 9:30 pm ET

Peer-Led Practice

Day 3
10:00 - 11:00 am ET

Small Group Meeting

12:00 - 12:30 pm ET

Peer-Led Practice

3:00 - 4:15 pm ET

Large Group Meeting

7:00 - 7:45 pm ET

Guided Practice

9:00 - 9:30 pm ET

Peer-Led Practice

Day 4
10:00 - 11:00 am ET

Small Group Meeting

12:00 - 12:30 pm ET

Peer-Led Practice

3:00 - 4:15 pm ET

Large Group Meeting

7:00 - 7:45 pm ET

Guided Practice

9:00 - 9:30 pm ET

Peer-Led Practice

Day 5
10:00 - 11:00 am ET

Small Group Meeting

12:00 - 12:30 pm ET

Peer-Led Practice

3:00 - 4:15 pm ET

Large Group Meeting

7:00 - 7:45 pm ET

Guided Practice

9:00 - 9:30 pm ET

Peer-Led Practice

Day 6
10:00 - 11:00 am ET

Small Group Meeting

12:00 - 12:30 pm ET

Peer-Led Practice

3:00 - 4:15 pm ET

Large Group Meeting

7:00 - 7:45 pm ET

Guided Practice

9:00 - 9:30 pm ET

Peer-Led Practice

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The registration fee for this retreat is $100 USD. This fee secures your spot in the retreat, is non-refundable, and covers the basic operational overhead needed to put on this event.  It does not go toward the teachers pay, which operates based on a transparent generosity model.  At the end of the retreat, you’ll be invited to give to the teachers, to support their livelihood.  The suggested donation for teachers, on this retreat, is: $300 USD.

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This fee covers basic overhead related to putting the retreat on. This does not go toward the teacher's pay in any way. You will be invited to give to the teacher's at the end of the retreat.
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Testimonials

"A Mindfulness Retreat Online is an opportunity to deepen your capacity for presence, coming home wherever you are."

Liz Tassone

Participant

"This retreat was both an approachable and profound deepening of practice for me. The community felt vibrant, wise, welcoming, and safe, which lead to breakthroughs likely impossible to foster alone. So much gratitude."

Kara Barnhart

Participant

"Unique experience dissolving borders between life and practice, blending experience of one with other human beings in a joyful way. There is gratitude!"

Jan Dufek

Participant

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your refund policy?

No refunds will be given for the $100 registration fee.  Transferring your registration to another retreat may be possible, but it's completely at the discretion of the Buddhist Geeks Team.

Am I guaranteed a small group meeting time?

You are guaranteed at least one small group meetings per day, but please look above to see which small groups are open before registering, so that you can ensure that you'll find a small group time that works for you.

Are there small groups available that work for people living everywhere in the world?

All retreats will have plenty of workable options for small group meetings.  The large group community meeting will work for those living in North America, South America, & European Timezones.  Those folks in Asia, Australia, & the Middle East who can’t make the live large group meetings, are welcome to watch the recorded talk, while still participating in their small group meetings and other live sessions.

What technology platforms will we use for this retreat?

The live video interactions will all be powered by Zoom.us. Primary communication about the retreat will happen through E-mail, while peer-led practice and additional learning material will be accessed through the Mindfulness Retreats Network.

Do I have to lead a peer-led practice session?

No, you don’t have to lead anything, but all participants will be asked if they’d like to host at least one peer-led group session during the retreat.  

Can I continue to work during this retreat?

You can work during this retreat as long as you’re able to attend most all of the live group sessions–your small group meeting and large meeting–each day.  If you are using this retreat to fulfill the prerequisite for the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, you won’t be able to work full-time, as there are additional live practice requirements that require a full-time commitment to the retreat and a commitment to silence throughout the duration of the retreat.

Do I need to attend live sessions on camera?

This retreat will be an intimate experience and you are highly encouraged to attend all sessions on camera. This allows the participants and teachers to sense the learning that is happening in community in a deeper way.

Will sessions be recorded?

We will record & post the daily teachings during the large group community meeting and any guided practice sessions offered by retreat teachers.  No other content will be recorded during this retreat, so as to protect the sense of privacy and growing intimacy of practice.  All participants are also asked to follow the same no recording guideline, in order to participate in this retreat.

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