Pema Chödrön is widely beloved for her insightful, down-to-earth teachings of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience one of today's most prominent Buddhist teachers and hear her new insights, conveyed with her characteristic warmth, clarity, and humor.
This year, Pema Chödrön shares the practices that have most impacted her life. Through the practices of "compassionate abiding" and "exchange," known in the Tibetan language as tonglen—or "taking and giving"—we can use the most difficult or painful parts of our lives as stepping stones to open up and connect with the world.
These simple, time-honored practices rooted in Tibetan Buddhism have the power to dissolve the boundaries that separate us from others and to help us engage the world in an open and deeply connected way. This weekend will be transformative for anyone, those who are new to the journey and seasoned practitioners alike.
The weekend includes talks, guided meditations, and question-and-answer sessions with Pema Chödrön. Tim Olmsted guides us in meditation practices that show us how to apply the weekend's teachings to our everyday lives. Silence is observed from the end of Friday night's retreat session until Saturday dinner.
Enrollment is limited for this program; register early. Silence is observed from the end of Friday night's retreat session until Saturday dinner.
Note: Pema Chödrön will not be teaching during the Saturday afternoon session; Olmsted will offer a talk and a series of guided meditations. The retreat begins Friday at 7:00 p.m.