Last spring I graduate from a three-year program that is part of the 3-Doors Academy.   Marcy Vaughn is one of my teachers and mentors from that program.  I can’t tell you how beautiful and rich her presence is.  I am so pleased that she is coming to Massachusetts to teach this course.  These precious teachings have made a huge positive difference for me in my personal as well as professional life. So read on and let me know if you have any questions.  You can also read about this and register from this link.


Awakening Authentic Presence

Meditations with Voice and Silence
A 4-day residential meditation retreat with Marcy Vaughn
February 4-7, (arrival and dinner, evening of February 3,  2016)
The Center for Cultural Evolution
68 Van Nuys Road ~ Colrain, MA

Resting our attention on the stillness of the body, inner silence, and the spaciousness of being, we connect with the source of healing and creativity within. Sitting in circle, in fellowship with other practitioners, you will be guided to enter and abide in the sacred architecture of the channels and chakras within your body. Resting your attention in each energetic center and journeying into that center with sound and silence, you are supported to release and rest, to allow your experience fully, and to honor any injuries that need tending. As the sacred space of your being opens while resting in the power and warmth of the collective presence of others, the emergence of healing qualities and a freshness of vision can arise to inspire and guide your life. Awareness is embodied as your authentic presence spontaneously emerges.

Please join us in this four-day retreat if you are interested in deepening intimacy with your natural mind through meditation, in exploring the power of sound to release energetic blockages and obstacles, and in resting fully in the openness that allows spontaneous positive qualities such as love, compassion, joy, and equanimity to emerge and to ripen.

Between formal meditation periods, the retreat will be conducted in silence, allowing you to stay close to your experience and to have time for reflection, writing, and engaging the natural environment. There will be guided meditation practices of sound and silence and time for sharing experiences, questions, and realizations. In addition to abiding meditation practice, you will learn and practice the Five Warrior Syllables from the Tibetan Bön tradition as well as five yogic exercises of movement and breath known as Tsa Lung.

The Round House (Center for Cultural Evolution) itself invites us into an environment of intimacy with ourselves and in connection with each other.  Though we each have our own private sleeping room, the space keeps the circle through the night.  Cozy nooks, comfortable chairs and radiant heat support time to journal, take walks and read between meals and practice.  

This workshop is suitable for beginning and advanced meditation practitioners alike. Everyone is welcome!

Marcy Vaughn has been a practitioner of Tibet­an Buddhism and Bön for more than 40 years, working closely with her root teachers Chogyam Trungpa Rinopche and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. She is the editor of the books Tibetan Sound Healing, Awakening the Sacred Body, and Awakening the Luminous Mind by Tenzin Wangyal. Marcy is director of program development and a senior teacher for The 3 Doors, a non-profit dedicated to making Bön dzogchen meditation practices available to a wide audience. She leads meditation retreats throughout the US, Europe, and Central and South America and often teaches with her husband, Gabriel Rocco. A graduate in the first class of the master’s program in Contemplative Psychotherapy at Naropa Uni­versity, in Boulder, Colorado, Marcy conducts retreats exploring the therapeutic uses of mindfulness, voice, imagery, and contemplative practices and is a therapist in private practice in Bryn Mawr, PA USA.  Marcy has been Sharon’s primary mentor through the 3 Doors Academy.

 For any questions contact Sharon Weizenbaum