A Weekend Retreat With Pema Chödrön
September 2017

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A Weekend Retreat With Pema Chödrön

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration to be placed on a waiting list at 877.944.2002 or register for the online event.

September 15, 2017 – September 17, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Pema Chödrön, Tim Olmsted
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SM17-4702-909Pema Chödrön, Tim Olmsted,

Pema Chödrön is widely beloved for her insightful, down-to-earth teachings of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences. In this weekend retreat, hear for the first time her wisdom teachings coming out of a yearlong sabbatical of contemplation and study.

This is a rare opportunity to experience one of today’s most prominent Buddhist teachers and hear her new insights, conveyed with characteristic warmth, clarity, and humor.

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 these insightful teachings to our everyday lives. Silence is observed from the end of Friday night’s retreat session until Saturday dinner.

This retreat is appropriate for professionals as well as beginners, advanced students, and everyone in between.

The retreat begins Friday at 7:00 p.m. Bring your own meditation cushion or bench if you like; cushions and chairs are provided.

Can't join us in person? Register for the online event.

More Information

The Faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:

  • The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
  • Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition by Andrew Holecek

Please note that retreat begins Friday at 7:00 p.m. and has a special schedule:

4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.


Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun and one of the most prominent Buddhist teachers in the West today. A student of the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, she is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey monastery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. A longtime teacher at Omega, her best-selling books include When Things Fall Apart, The Places That Scare You, Taking the Leap, and Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change, and How to Meditate.

Tim Olmsted has been a teacher and student of meditation since 1977, studying with many of the greatest masters of our time, including Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. He is president of the Pema Chödrön Foundation and founder and senior instructor for Tergar International. He teaches widely throughout the United States and abroad. steamboatbuddhistcenter.org