Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM MDT
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM MDT

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Ewam and Garden of One Thousand Buddhas 
34756 White Coyote Road
PO Box 330
Arlee, MT 59821

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Deborah Hicks 
Ewam Sang-ngag Ling 

Nature of Mind II: Clearly Seeing 
taught by Namchak Khenpo
at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas
Aree, MT
April 22-23, 2017 9am-5pm


Nature of Mind II: Clearly Seeing 

We begin to further our understanding about the mind and external phenomena.
Through examining the relative and ultimate levels of truth, one understands how the mind and world actually function and appear. Our meditation practice expands into methods to increase awareness. 


Residential (Shared Room* both Friday and Saturday nights plus meals)
$150 plus Dana (lama and translator offerings)
Residential (Shared Room* Saturday night only plus meals) 
$125 plus Dana (lama and translator offerings)
  Commuter (no room, includes lunch) $85 plus Dana
 Webcast only $75  ACCESS TO WEBCAST HERE
*limited number of beds - limited number of total on-site registrations - first come first served (total 65 retreatants) - events do sell out, register early!

The Nature of Mind series may be taken out of sequence but it is then recommended that you also do the earlier classes at a later date as they do build on each other.

For general questions, please email Deborah Hicks at media@ewam.org or call 406.726.0555. 
For a complete schedule of teachings, please visit www.ewam.org


The retreat will be held in the Shrine room in Arlee, MT at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas. The sangha house will be open for those who wish to sleep indoors, though camping is also available. Register early to ensure a room. Arrive at 8:30am on Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 to check in, make payments, load into your room or set up your tent. 


We provide three vegetarian meals a day in the sangha house. There will be a cook for lunch and dinner, however you will prepare your own breakfast with food provided. Items for breakfast will be: nut butters, jelly, cereal, muesli, milk, yogurt (fat-free, regular), fruit, bread, oatmeal, and eggs. There will be no formal dinner on Sunday night, Apr 23, 2017.

Air and Ground Transportation

We are 30 minutes from the Missoula airport. There is a section on the registration form for you to list whether you need a shuttle from the airport and your flight details.  Depending on how many people are flying in for this retreat, you may have to wait at the airport for no more than an hour for your ride to limit the amount of trips back and forth.

If you are driving, here are directions to Ewam and the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas.

What to Bring

  • Layered clothing for hot days and cold nights, temperatures range anywhere from 10-50 degrees in Mar
  • Sunhats
  • Bath towels
  • Camping gear if camping—tent with rain fly and/or tarp, comfortable padding, and warm sleeping bag
  • Insect Repellent
  • Lantern or flashlight and batteries
  • We provide cushions, but please bring whatever makes you comfortable for meditation
  • Sturdy shoes or hiking boots
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Refillable water bottle or thermos
  • Personal items, alarm clock, bath towel, washcloth, toiletries
  • Earplugs


To pay for the retreat you can either click on the Paypal link on the registration form, click on this link to pay with credit card, mail a check into Ewam or pay in person prior to the empowerment on Friday.  If you are interested in becoming a member please go to Ewam’s  membership homepage.

CANCELLATION AND NO SHOW POLICY: We understand that situations arise in which you must cancel your attendance. As we purchase food based on registered attendees, we request you provide more than 24 hours notice to cancel for a refund. Refunds will be charged applicable handling fees. We are unable to offer a refund for cancellations made less than 72 hours notice or for no show participants who have not made timely cancellation arrangements. We understand that certain unavoidable circumstances may cause you to cancel within 24 hours. Fees in this instance may be waived with management approval or credit for furture programs will be given. Payments made to Ewam in kind with no service or product received in return is a tax deductible donation made to a 501(c)3 charitable institution.