Teachers

Valerie Lorig

Valerie Lorig, M.Ed., LPC, has been a meditation practitioner and student of Tibetan Buddhism since she was 20 years old; studying extensively with Trungpa Rinpoche for fourteen years. A faculty member at Naropa University, she teaches courses on The Psychology of Mindfulness Meditation, Learning from Trauma, and Hakomi Somatic Psychology. A Licensed Professional Counselor at Auspicious Coincidence Counseling, she is trained in mindfulness, trauma, and somatic healing methods.

Valerie has lead retreats and meditation programs throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and India. As a former art director at a Native American label, Silver Wave Records, her work with Native artists garnered Grammy awards. Originally from Ohio; she also lived in NYC and Berkeley, CA but eventually made Colorado her home where she raised three sassy and beautiful grown children.

Events with Valerie Lorig

A Month of Meditation: Shamatha-Vipashyana Dathün 2024
July 19 - August 18, 2024

“In the practice of meditation, you step beyond your hope and fear. You develop trust in the strength of your being and in your ability to extend yourself to others, and you find you have tremendous willingness to do so.” – Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Overview Dathün is a month-long, group meditation retreat of shamatha-vipashyana, or mindfulness-awareness practice. This is the basic sitting meditation that goes back to the Buddha, which also includes contemplative practices for cultivating insight and compassion. Practising together as a group creates an atmosphere of courage and wakefulness. This mutual support and inspiration is at the heart of…

Two Weeks of Meditation: Shamatha-Vipashyana Half-Dathün
July 19 - August 3, 2024

“In the practice of meditation, you step beyond your hope and fear. You develop trust in the strength of your being and in your ability to extend yourself to others, and you find you have tremendous willingness to do so.” – Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Overview Dathün is a month-long, group meditation retreat of shamatha-vipashyana, or mindfulness-awareness practice. This is the basic sitting meditation that goes back to the Buddha, which also includes contemplative practices for cultivating insight and compassion. Practising together as a group creates an atmosphere of courage and wakefulness. This mutual support and inspiration is at the heart of…

A Week of Meditation: Shamatha-Vipashyana Weekthun 1
July 19 - 27, 2024

“In the practice of meditation, you step beyond your hope and fear. You develop trust in the strength of your being and in your ability to extend yourself to others, and you find you have tremendous willingness to do so.” – Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Overview Dathün is a month-long, group meditation retreat of shamatha-vipashyana, or mindfulness-awareness practice. This is the basic sitting meditation that goes back to the Buddha, which also includes contemplative practices for cultivating insight and compassion. Practising together as a group creates an atmosphere of courage and wakefulness. This mutual support and inspiration is at the heart of…

A Week of Meditation: Shamatha-Vipashyana Weekthun 2
July 26 - August 3, 2024

“In the practice of meditation, you step beyond your hope and fear. You develop trust in the strength of your being and in your ability to extend yourself to others, and you find you have tremendous willingness to do so.” – Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Overview Dathün is a month-long, group meditation retreat of shamatha-vipashyana, or mindfulness-awareness practice. This is the basic sitting meditation that goes back to the Buddha, which also includes contemplative practices for cultivating insight and compassion. Practising together as a group creates an atmosphere of courage and wakefulness. This mutual support and inspiration is at the heart of…