Meditation Retreat with Kathy on the shores of Lake Tahoe April 8-11

Dear Friends,

I am so happy to be co-teaching a short residential retreat with my good friend Amita Schmidt on the beautful shore of Lake Tahoe, our “third teacher.”  (We’d just been swimming in Tahoe when this photo was taken.)  Below find the information about it.  I’d be grateful if you forwarded this message to anyone you know who might be interested.

Hope to see you there!


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Spring Meditation Retreat:

The Connected Heart

Co-taught by Amita Schmidt
and Kathy Schwerin
at Lake Tahoe, NV
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3:00 PM to
Wednesday, April 11, 1:00 PM (3 nights)

Though our world is more connected than ever in some ways, we still experience a connection deficit with ourselves and others. We can retreat into a sense of helplessness, anger, or despair in the face of the suffering we witness, feeling overwhelmed. Yet a connected heart is not anxious in the face of suffering. A connected heart is wise and flexible, reverent and open. A connected heart is a relationship to life.

This retreat will offer you time, space, and practices to experience the journey of creating a more connected heart for yourself and for the world. Through sitting and walking, silence, movement, nature, and the practices of inquiry, lovingkindness, and awareness, we will be cultivating the connected heart together. Come join us on this healing journey!

Amita Schmidt and Kathy Schwerin first bonded when scrubbing breakfast pots on a silent retreat almost twenty years ago. They are both licensed psychotherapists and Vipassana Buddhist meditators who have been studying, working, and teaching in both these fields more than 30 years. Both are dedicated to connecting Buddhist insights into impermanence and not-self with the psychology of healing from small and large traumas. Through their longtime friendship and their lifetime work with the mind, body, and heart, they are excited to share this retreat with you. Amita is also the author of the book Dipa Ma: The Life and Teachings of a Buddhist Master.

COST: $260-$395 sliding scale ($295 suggested), plus a voluntary donation (dana) to the teachers at the end of the retreat.

TO REGISTER:  Download and fill out the registration form HERE and mail with a $100 non-refundable deposit to Dharma Zephyr or pay online.

QUESTIONS? Contact Tom Gray at or (775) 846-4658.

or call Kathy at 775-882-4980

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