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Even though we may be able to “talk the talk” about awakening and the spiritual life, the most important point is to be able to “walk the walk” and put the teachings into practice on the spot in good and difficult times.
“There is a saying that the teacher is always with us,” Pema Chödrön says. “The teacher is always showing us precisely where we are at and encouraging us to relax and open our hearts and minds, encouraging us to not speak and act in the same old stuck ways, encouraging us also not to repress or dissociate. The teacher knows that our habitual responses are never going to bring us the happiness we seek.”
In this workshop appropriate for helping professionals as well as nonprofessionals, Pema Chödrön explores some of Buddhism’s most fundamental yet most profound wisdom to show us how to “walk the walk.” The weekend also includes a period of silence from the end of retreat session on Friday night until Saturday dinner, and meditation sessions with cofacilitator Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, retreat master of Samten Ling in Crestone, Colorado.
This retreat begins Friday at 7:00 p.m. Bring your own meditation cushion or bench if you like; cushions and chairs are provided.
Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun and one of the most prominent Buddhist teachers in the West today. A student of Dzigar Kontrul Rinpoche, she is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey monastery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Her best-selling books include When Things Fall Apart, The Places That Scare You, Taking the Leap, and Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change. pemachodron.org
Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, MA, has studied and practiced Buddhism since 1985 under the guidance of her teacher and husband, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. She is the retreat master of Samten Ling in Crestone, Colorado, and has spent more than six years in retreat. The author of The Power of an Open Question: The Buddha’s Path to Freedom, she teaches throughout the United States and Europe. mangalashribhuti.org