Midnight Sun -- Experiencing the Clear Light of Mind

Digermulen, Lofoten Islands, Norway

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Sheila Miller
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Jun 17 - 24, 2017
Group size: 5-10
Midnight Sun -- Experiencing the Clear Light of Mind
Digermulen, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Sheila Miller
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$2150
Deposit: $500
Jun 17 - 24, 2017
Group size: 5-10

About this trip

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.

What’s included

--- Seven nights lodging;
--- Two yoga classes with Sheila each day (one class the first and last days);
--- Daily dharma talk and mediation with Rinpoche;
--- All meals (vegetarian*), communally prepared under the direction of our kitchen manager, Ben;
--- An optional hike and outdoor practice under the midnight sun on the summer solstice;
--- Outdoor recreation, including hiking, kayaking, swimming at the beach, fishing, visits to local glaciers and waterfalls, and climbing;
--- Shuttle transportation from Svolvaer to the retreat site (restrictions apply).

Not included

--- Transportation from your location to Svolvaer;
--- Yoga mat and blocks;
--- Maid services.

Before You Go

This is a rare chance to visit an off-the-beaten path wonderland, and you might wish to stay a few extra days.  You can expect temperate weather, but do be sure to pack an extra sweater and a rain slicker, and whatever else will help you be comfortable outdoors.  We'll be right next to the beach--so bring a swimsuit and/or wetsuit!  The house has curtains, but an eye mask is advisable if you're sensitive to light when sleeping.  And don't forget your camera!

Available Packages

Double occupancy room

Room has either two single beds or one bunk bed. (Couples could combine two single beds into one double.)

8 left
$2150
Deposit: $500
Single Room

Single bed.

only 1 left
$2550
Deposit: $500
Quadruple occupancy room

Two sets of two bunkbeds -- women only.

only 4 left
$1750
Deposit: $500

Available options

Marma session (1hour) 7 left
$175
$2150
Deposit: $500

Double occupancy room
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Sheila Miller
Sheila Miller PhD, 500-RYT, ERYT-200, is an senior teacher at ISHTA Yoga and has been a student of the philosophies of yoga and Buddhism for over 20 years. She is a professor of mathematics at City University of New York and researches the effects of meditation and yoga practice on learning, communities, health, and the healing of trauma. For more information, please visit: www.roarofjoy.com And a word about my co-teacher! Lama Phurbu Tashi Rinpoche was recognized a tulku (reincarnated teacher) by the Gangkar Monastery of the Kagyu lineage. He generously shares dharma teachings in Asia, the U.S. and Europe. For more, please see: http://www.gampopacenter.com/rinpoche