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Memorial Day Nat'l Meditation Course with Ulla Unger

Where: Western Retreat Center

In the Mountains Far, Far Away...

When: Friday May 27 - Monday May 30

Please join us at WRC for lectures and meditations with traveling teacher from Munich Ulla Unger over the Memorial Day weekend of May 27-30, 2022. The program will include teachings, Q&A, and personal and group meditation sessions.

Ulla was born in Fussen Allgau, Germany in 1960 and studied Nutrition in Bonn. In 1981 she took Buddhist refuge with Lama Ole Nydahl in Karlsruhe. In 1985 she moved to Munich and helped start the current Diamond Way Buddhist center there, where she lived for 15 years until 2000. Ulla, together with Detlev Goebel, served as co-editor of the magazine Kagyu Life, now called Buddhismus Heute, and was the founder of the Bavarian Karma Kagyu Trust, now called the Buddhist Center of Bavaria. She has been teaching in Diamond Way Buddhist Centers since 1992. She has been involved in writing and publishing activities, and since 2001 owns and drives a taxi in Munich for a living.

Retreat Schedule:

Fri, May 27
Arrival/Set-Up: 2pm-4pm
Personal Practice: 4pm-6pm
Dinner: 6pm-8pm
Lecture “Refuge and the Enlightened Attitude”: 8pm-10pm

Sat, May 28
Personal Practice: 8am-9am
Breakfast: 9am-10am
Personal Practice: 10am-11am
Lecture “The Four Basic Thoughts”: 11am-1pm
Lunch: 1pm-3pm
Personal Practice: 3pm-6pm
Dinner: 6pm-8pm
Lecture “The Four Basic Thoughts (cont.)”: 8pm-10pm

Sun, May 29
Personal Practice: 8am-9am
Breakfast: 9am-10am
Personal Practice: 10am-11am
TT Panel “Meaning of the Sangha”: 11am-1pm
Lunch: 1pm-3pm
Personal Practice: 3pm-6pm
Dinner: 6pm-8pm
Lecture “The Life Stories of our Teachers”: 8pm-10pm

Mon, May 30
Personal Practice: 7am-8am
Breakfast: 8am-9am
Personal Practice: 9am-10am
Lecture “Meditation”: 10am-12pm
Lunch: 12pm-1pm
Cleaning/Break-Down: 1pm-2pm

Retreat Cost:
Fri-Mon -- $100 / Sat-Mon -- $80 / Sat-Sun or Sun-Mon -- $60

Please help us plan the meals by pre-paying for your participation at https://pay.diamondway.org/wrc and emailing your arrival day, time and number of people in your party to wrc-kitchen@diamondway.org.

Please use the Ride Share board to plan your transportation to and from the retreat.

We look forward to practicing together at WRC!

WRC Team

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