United States


I have been practicing for well over two years. I took my refuge vow about a year ago. I meditate consistently over an hour a day or more. I study well over an hour an hour ad day. This retreat allows be to move to the next step of taking the Bodhisattva vow. As my Billy has said, “this weekthun is essential to the path.”


The motivation is to help bring more sanity to this planet and help this planet restore balance. There is great devotion to Dorje Dradul, Sakyong Mipham and Sakyong Wangmo. The aspiration to serve them in whatever way is needed to help an enlightened society manifest and grow.

Main teachers

Billy Boyar


There are several purposes. One is to help rule my world (being wonderful father, helping end homelessness with my job...)The big picture or big mind is to help reduce suffering in this world, find my true purpose and how that can help create an enlightened society for this moment and the future.


I offer my service, practice, and merit to all.

Cost breakdown

The Weekthun normally got 695. I have received a scholarship from Shambhala for 125. The total would be 570 plus 40 dollars from the 7% fee. The total would be about 610. The cost would covers all aspects of the retreat - teachings, practice time, lodging and all meals.

Funding until

25 September 2017 (Ended)

Amount Requested





Recent donations

  • - Anonymous


  • - Michelle Schreiber and Sadie Minkoff

  • - Donna Shea-LeBlanc


  • Have a wonderful weekthun, my friend!

    - Iektje

  • Yes! Have a great Weekthun.

    - lauren Ide

  • May all beings benefit from your progress along the path.

    - Anonymous

  • Hope this helps. Live you with all my heart and am so proud of your practice.

    - Kathy Mitchell


  • - Mer Barr


  • Your devotion is inspiring, Christian!

    - Ryan E Gamble


  • Your commitment is inspiring. Thank you for all the support you offer our center.

    - Lauren Newton


  • So delighted to support your practice. Thank you for all your exertion!

    - Lynn Wolfe

  • I'm glad you are a part of our ever growing sangha -- enjoy the weekthun!

    - joanne

  • See you there!!

    - Robin Shaw

  • My Refuge brother. I look forward to being with you at the weekthun.

    - Darren German

  • - Jake and Miriam