Dreaming 2023: Annual New Year's Dharma, Yoga, Kirtan & Astrology Celebration
With Robert A. F. Thurman, Michelle Loew, Krishna Das, Nina Rao, Alexander Mallon, Alberto Villoldo Ph.D, Marcela Lobos, Sharon Salzberg, Andrew Holecek, Jai Dev Singh
December 27-January 1, 2023
Celebrate the New Year with friends of Tibet House US | Menla, a 15 year tradition! This New Year’s marks the first time since the pandemic began when our community will gather in person again to ring in the new year in the magic garden secret valley of the Medicine Buddha, Menla. Party, practice, and pray with us across five days of teachings, yoga, astrology, devotional chanting and more. Join us in letting go of constricting habit-patterns and setting meaningful and expansive intentions for the coming year, all while having much needed fun together!
Master astrologer and astronomer Alexander Mallon will kick off the retreat with his “astrological forecast” for 2023, shedding light on cosmic patterns we can expect in the near future as individuals, as a nation, and as a world. Alexander will also offer expert astrological consultations throughout the program and a group chart reading session that will amaze all but the most hardened skeptics.
Michele Loew will lead morning Vajrayoga practice sessions and an evening Yoga Nidra, and interesting and inspiring talks will be offered by our dear friends, Sharon Salzberg, Alberto Villoldo, Marcela Lobos, Andrew Holecek, Krishna Das, Jai Dev Singh, and Tibet House US President Bob Thurman. Nina Rao will join KD for a special kirtan on the evening of the 29th, and she will also be chanting prayers to the Goddess and Tara and Hanuman Chalisas. KD and Bob will team up for a very fun session on Hanuman and the Monkey Mind, regaling us with stories and insights, and New Year’s eve will feature a group sound bath before a late night meditation session led by Jai Dev.
Together we will revitalize ourselves to deal joyfully and successfully with the challenges of these pivotal times.
Open to all levels of experience. We encourage you to register early as space is limited.
To join the in-person gathering instead of this online option, please visit: www.menla.org.