Basic Goodness in the City: A 7-Day Winter Retreat

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

December 26th—January 1st (2014)

Date details +
  • $400 Patron
  • $320 General
Room: Main Shrine Room

To register for this program, please arrive at 8:30am on Thursday, December 26th.
Online registration is now closed.

"This was the best thing I have ever done for myself. Really deepened my meditation practice."

"Thank you for this week, it has changed my life."

-Past Participants

Seven Day Intensive Retreat:

Join fellow New Yorkers as our popular weeklong practice intensive makes its winter debut, and bring some sanity to the holiday season. Led by Acharya Eve Rosenthal, intensive group practice provides a powerful support to deepen our mindfulness and awareness and allow basic goodness to arise. Open to all practitioners; you may join the retreat for a day or two or attend the whole week.

Full participation in this retreat fulfills the weekthun requirement for attending Enlightened Society Assembly.

This meditation intensive includes approximately 8 hours of daily silent meditation. People of all faiths and traditions are warmly invited, but please note the practice days will begin and end with a few traditional Buddhist and Shambhala chants.

Approximate Daily Schedule

9 - 11:45 Morning practice session
11:45 - 12 Break
12 - 12:45 Contemplative Lunch
12:45 - 2 Rest & Work Period
2 - 4 Afternoon practice session I
4 - 4:30 Tea break
4:30 - 6 Afternoon practice session II with Talk by Acharya Rosenthal
6 - 7 Contemplative Dinner
7 - 8:30 Evening practice session

PLEASE NOTE: Retreat Orientation is Thursday morning, December 26th, from 9-11am. This orientation is very important, and we ask that you make every effort to attend.

If you are new to meditation in the Shambhala Tradition, please be sure to arrive at 9am to receive meditation instruction.

Meals are integrated into daily practice in the weekthün. In an effort to maintain the practice container for the duration of the program, we will not be "breaking" to get food at mealtimes. Please bring your meals in with you at the start of the day (lunch and dinner). 

To register for the full retreat, scroll down and click "Click Here To Register".

If not attending the full seven days, click the appropriate link directly below to register only for the day or days you wish to attend (please note that full daily participation is required and expected):

Click here to register for Day One (Thu Dec 26)
Click here to register for Day Two (Fri Dec 27)
Click here to register for Day Three (Sat Dec 28)
Click here to register for Day Four (Sun Dec 29)
Click here to register for Day Five (Mon Dec 30)
Click here to register for Day Six (Tue Dec 31)
Click here to register for Day Seven* (Wed Jan 1)
*PRE-REQUISITE: Participation on a previous day of the Basic Goodness Retreat

A monetary teacher's gift for Acharya Rosenthal will be collected during the course of the retreat. This teacher's gift is optional and traditional.

Eve Rosenthal has been a meditator in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition since 1973. She holds a doctorate in Computer Science, is the founder of Shambhala Online, and has worked in technology on Wall Street as well having been a university professor (in technology!). She travels widely to teach on meditation and Shambhala principles and is a long time practitioner and instructor of Tai Chi Chuan. Eve lives in Nova Scotia with her spouse, Basia.