Limited Time Offer: Pema Chödrön Retreat On Demand!
It's not too late to enjoy Pema Chödrön's most recent retreat at Omega. From now through July 22, you can access video on demand of the complete weekend workshop, The Marks of Our Existence, for only $79.
The retreat explores four truths, or marks, that characterize our existence: impermanence, egolessness, suffering, and peace. Understanding these four truths can lead to profound depth and equanimity in our lives.
“That nothing is static or fixed, that all is fleeting and impermanent, is the first mark of existence,” Pema Chödrön says. “Egolessness is a state of mind that has complete confidence in the sacredness of the world. Suffering is not the result of things that happen to us; it’s how we relate to the things that happen to us that causes us to suffer. Finally, each of us has the capacity to make peace—with ourselves and others. It requires that we be open, receptive, and one with our experience and not try to settle the score. Settling the score is the path of making war, whereby aggression gives birth to aggression and violence gives birth to violence. Nothing is settled.”
During this workshop we explore these four truths through:
- Guided meditations
- Question-and-answers sessions with Pema Chödrön
- Additional sessions led by Tim Olmsted, a longtime cofaciltiator of Pema Chödrön’s retreats at Omega
- A period of silence from the end of the retreat session on Friday night until Saturday dinner (optional, but encouraged for those at home)
This workshop is appropriate for both nonprofessionals and helping professionals.
If you have already registered for the event but don't have the link to watch it live, click here.