Odiyan Retreat Center


Caring For Mind

Sunday Seminars by Ralph McFall

1 – Sunday October 1,  9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Space for Caring
We will investigate the role of space and awareness of space in fostering caring and deeper knowledge. How can we become receptive to a knowledge that does not depend on the operations of the regime of mind?

2 – Sunday October 15,  9:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Questioning the Real
We will work with examples of dreams, bubbles, and readouts to challenge the reality of our subject-object orientation, and our sense of linear time. When we find ourselves in pain, what in our mental structures makes us believe we have no choice but to continue to suffer?

3 – Sunday  October 29, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Knowledge in the Gaps
We will explore issues of knowing and not-knowing, of the continuity of ‘the real’ and the gaps, transitions, and blank spaces that may be doorways to deeper knowledge. Appreciating the fundamental knowingness that underlies all restrictive structures lets us appreciate their ‘always arising’ and ‘never established’ nature.

Per seminar – $90
2 seminars – 5% discount  
3 seminars – 10% discount


Ralph McFall has worked for the Nyingma organizations for 40 years. A past Dean of Nyingma Institute he is currently Director of Dharma Publishing, in addition to printing books for Yeshe De projects.
As an Odiyan long term resident, Ralph is one of the Instructors of the Classes & Books team.