August 12, 2020

The Still Heart of Awareness Online Retreat Extension with Guy & Sally Armstrong


Welcome to the retreat page for the three-week extension of Guy & Sally Armstrong’s Still Heart of Awareness retreat offered September 1 – 8, 2020. That retreat introduced three themes of practice: concentration through mindfulness of breathing, developing heart qualities through loving-kindness meditation, and connecting to the liberating factor of awareness.

This three-week extension will further expand on these practices, suggesting additional meditation techniques and understandings. The extension, from September 9 – 30, is available only to those who participated in the Still Heart of Awareness retreat.

This extension will feature the same themes in a less intensive format, with one teaching session a day (except Sundays) that will offer either meditation instructions, Q&A, or a talk. We encourage you to integrate the teachings into your life as works best for you. If it is possible for you to continue with the at-home retreat schedule you established for the September 1 – 8 retreat, that would be wonderful and beneficial. If that is not suitable, then you can incorporate the extension teachings as they suit your daily life.

Audio from the talks and instructions will be posted to Dharma Seed for retreatants only.

If you haven’t done so yet, please register for this retreat here. If you have any questions related to the retreat, please email us at

Retreat Schedule and Zoom Link
Starting Wednesday, September 9, you will meet with Guy and Sally once a day, Monday – Saturday, through the end of the month. (There is no session on Sunday.) All sessions will be held via Zoom and are at 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.


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Zoom FAQ

Does it cost anything to use Zoom for this retreat?

No. Simply click the meeting links in the schedule above to participate. If you haven’t downloaded the Zoom app, no worries—you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a link listed above. (A basic Zoom license is free.)

Will I be seen and heard by other participants during this online retreat?

All participants have the option of being seen and heard. If you’re sensitive about being seen, you can simply turn off your video when the session begins. We recommend that your name be visible so your fellow retreatants know you are present. Please plan to have your mic muted, unless you are invited to speak or the teachers offer other instructions.

Will Zoom work internationally?

You can start or join a meeting from any international location using:
PC, Mac, & Linux
Android & iOS
H.323/SIP devices
Telephone dial-in

Are there any countries or regions where Zoom doesn’t work?

Yes. Users in certain  countries or regions are unable to access Zoom series for regulatory reasons, such as Belarus, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cuba, the Congo, Iran, Iraq, etc. For more information, refer to the US government’s list of sanctioned countries.