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Weekend Online Retreat with Tina Rasmussen

Saturday, February 5, 2022, 9:30 AM until Sunday, February 6, 2022, 12:00 PM
Zoom Only
6615 Bay Laurel Pl.
Avila Beach, CA  93424

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Carole Maurer
Retreats and Workshops
Registration is required before Friday, February 4, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee

What is Awakening? Four Practices Rooted in Tradition and Confirmed by Neuroscience

White Heron Sangha welcomes you to a two-day, Online Only, retreat with Tina Rasmussen. 

“What is awakening?” Awakening is often the inspiration for many on the spiritual journey, but how it happens, what we could encounter and what it is may be unclear. Tina will provide an overview of how awakening is understood across wisdom traditions, how spiritual experience is integrated into everyday life and clarify misconceptions (as well as why scandals happen).

Tina will teach four meditation practices, rooted in tradition and confirmed by neuroscience. There will be time devoted to learn each practice. This will allow you to experience the meditation’s purpose, how it affects your consciousness, and how it supports awakening in unique and important ways. This experience may help you make wise use of precious time spent in daily practice or retreat, and to better understand the overall trajectory of your spiritual unfoldment.

This retreat is suitable for all levels. It will be held mostly in silence, but with many Q&A periods.  
Participants will also be guided in tuning into their own “flame for awakening.”
For a 7-minute video of Tina describing the program, click HERE.

Tina Rasmussen, Ph.D., began meditating at age 13, and has practiced in the Theravada and Tibetan Buddhist traditions for 30+ years. In 2003, she completed a year-long solo retreat, and was later ordained as a Buddhist nun and was the first Western woman authorized to teach by renowned meditation master Pa Auk Sayadaw. Tina has been studied by Yale Neuroscience Lab, and is the co-author of Practicing the Jhanas, as well as several books on human potential. She has been featured on Buddha at the Gas Pump, Deconstructing Yourself, and many other programs. Tina works with students worldwide.


Saturday, February 5, 2022 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Sunday, February 6, 2022  9:30 AM - 4:00PM


This retreat is ONLINE ONLY as of 1/17/2022

Online - The Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before the retreat begins.

Dana: The teachings are offered freely. The retreat registration fee covers retreat expenses; none of the retreat fee goes to the teacher. Details on how to donate to the teacher and to support the White Heron Sangha will be provided at the retreat. We try to keep our retreat fees at a minimum so that you can be truly generous with your donation to the teacher. Plan on attending both days in order to appreciate fully the teachings. 

Registration: You must register online. Use the Register Now link. If you are a member, make sure to log in to the website before registering to get the membership price. Payment can be made by credit card, or you can send a check to White Heron Sangha, PO Box 313, Avila Beach, CA 93424. Pre-registration and payment are required. The registration fee will be refunded in full if notice of cancellation is received at least one week prior to the retreat. Registration closes on February 4th at NOON.

Contact Carole Maurer, 

More information about White Heron Sangha retreats

Bring your lunch and a cup, if possible. Tea and light snacks will be provided. Chairs and meditation cushions will be available. You might want to bring a shawl and extra cushions, if you use them. No dogs are allowed in the building except for service dogs.