Yoga and meditation retreat with ISHTA
senior teacher Sheila Miller
and Lama Phurbu Tashi Rinpoche of the Gampopa Center
in one of the most beautiful places in the world: the Lofoten Islands
in Norway. This volcanic archipelago lies north of the Arctic Circle, and combines breathtaking mountain scenery with a temperate coastal climate.
We have rented a small villa in a tiny fishing village with immediate access to the beach, hiking, and outdoor space. We will be there at the height of summer, in time to experience the midnight sun.
The natural, unencumbered state of our minds is clarity. To alleviate suffering in ourselves and others, we cultivate the ability to see the world as it is
. In Norway we will retreat from the usual patterns of our daily lives to encourage viveka
, the clear perception of reality. In the light-filled, resplendent landscape of the Lofoten Islands, we will cultivate viveka
through daily yoga practice, dharma talks and an engagement with the natural world.
Immerse yourself in this sublime environment, while you replenish your own inner light.