2019 Program

2019 Program

Enlightened Experience offers a plethora of classes, activities, and creative opportunities, but nothing is compulsory. Participants are encouraged to join at their own comfort level and take time to relax, socialize, and explore the local area at their leisure.

Please check back for a schedule of programming!

In the meantime, enjoy a Facebook Live stream from Lama Marut and Cindy Lee recorded before the 2018 retreat:

Pre-retreat Facebook Live – Shelter from the Storm: Sources of Refuge for Troubled Times.
Click here to check it out.

The talk starts in the video at 6:20 minutes. Here are some points in the talk we’d like to highlight:
13:35 minutes – The fundamentals: ‘when’ do we take refuge, ‘from what’ and ‘in what’? And the distinctions between ordinary, false and real refuge.
24:54 minutes – What would Buddha do? Expanding the view of what we take refuge in to the paragons of human history.
36:53 minutes – Activating refuge in the 3 Jewels triad, to bring yourself through the portal to ultimate refuge
61:00 minutes – Music as an example of ordinary refuge that can inspire a deep experience of real refuge.

We hope you’ll join us for this unique experience of community, expression, teaching, music and retreat, all in the beautiful setting of Cambria Lodge.

Class Descriptions

Master Classes
with Lama Marut and Cindy Lee
Spiritual shelter can provide reliable protection in turbulent and uncertain times. Lama Marut and Cindy Lee offer this series of master classes to explore the nature and benefits of spiritual shelter. This includes how it helps us more deeply connect to the strength, comfort and joy that allows us to navigate difficulties no matter what life throws at us. The classes also delve into the methods to create that protection and connection. Transformational, practical and creative, participants will leave the retreat with analytical and meditational tools to continue their journey of resilience, peace and freedom.


Enlightened Experience 2018 was a wonderful event! For questions or additional information, email retreat@middlewayla.org

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