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Retreat: Maximize Your Meditation

June 19-24, 2016 at Omega

Culadasa leads a retreat this Summer at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York.  John-2

The words “attention” and “awareness” are often used interchangeably, but they do not mean the same thing. A clear understanding of these two ways of knowing is important if you want your meditation practice to truly soar…

As you begin to work skillfully with attention and awareness, you see the potential for mindfulness—the optimum interaction between the two—to completely transform who you are.

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To ask Culadasa questions about the retreat, email him at

Upasaka Culadasa, Eve Smith, and Matthew Immergut

at New York Insight Meditation Center

June 24 & 25, 2016


Friday, June 24th, 7 pm – 9 pm
Eve Smith, Matthew Immergut
Offered by donation; pre-registration is not required


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A note from Culadasa about The Mind Illuminated

Dear Dharma Friends,

At long last, it has finally happened!

It is with great joy that I can now say, the book we’ve been working on, and that you’ve been asking about for so long, is finished and available for order, with the release date October 6, 2015.

Thank you all for your patience and support throughout the gestation of this work. I’m sure none of us expected it to take so long, especially my co-authors Matthew and Jeremy. We wrote and rewrote every chapter many times, striving for maximum clarity and usefulness, and found creative ways to graphically illustrate both subtle inner experiences and abstract ideas.

The book has already been receiving some great reviews and support from the Buddhist Community. I sincerely hope you’ll find The Mind Illuminated was worth the wait.

In joy and love,


Dharma Treasure Buddhist Sangha

The vision of Dharma Treasure is a humane, balanced, global community of compassionate and awakened individuals.

The mission of Dharma Treasure is to offer understanding, realization, and embodiment of the teachings of the Buddha integrated with a modern, progressive scientific perspective.

Welcome!  We are a community of people interested in Buddhism and meditation.  We regularly meet to learn about the Dharma and meditate under our teacher, Upasaka Culadasa.  Our group is centered in Tucson, AZ, USA, but we have many members from all over the world who attend retreats with us and follow along online.

What students appreciate most about Culadasa is the incredible clarity, detail, and depth of knowledge that he brings to teaching meditation and Buddhism.  This website is the exclusive home to the vast audio archive of his Dharma talks and discussions.  All are free for you to download or stream.  Also available elsewhere on the site is the latest information about Culadasa’s schedule, including retreats, weekly teachings, and other events in the Dharma Treasure community.

Feel free to check out what else Dharma Treasure has to offer:

  • Add yourself to our email list or become a member to make sure you are the first to know when Culadasa’s new book, The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Using Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science, becomes available.
  • For a quick read, here are some short excerpts of Culadasa’s teachings in the from of a Q&A.
  • Listen to Culadasa teach meditation at the Sit, Breath, Wake Up! teaching retreat, or hear his teachings on Buddhism at the What the Buddha Thought teaching retreat.
  • Sit down, get comfortable, and listen to a guided meditation.
  • Are you in the Tucson area?  Look at Culadasa’s regular weekly teaching and meditation calendar, and come join us!
  • Plan to attend one of Culadasa’s meditation retreats.
  • If you prefer reading to listening, there’s a Meditation Manual for experienced meditators, or you can look at the Beginning Meditation Handout.
  • Into mindfulness?  So are we!  Listen to the Magic of Mindfulness teaching retreat.
  • Keep an eye out for Culadasa’s upcoming book, The Mind Illuminated, to be published by Dharma Treasure Publishing.