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.
The Faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:
- Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition by Andrew Holecek
- Mind Beyond Death by Dzogchen Ponlop
- The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation Through Hearing In The Bardo translated and commentary by Chogyam Trungpa and Francesca Fremantle
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|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.||Meditation Instruction and Q&A with Tim Olmsted (Optional)|
|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.
Meet the Teachers
Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun and one of the most prominent Budd ...
Tim Olmsted has been a teacher and student of meditation since 1977, studying ...
Tuition & Fees
We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.
A Weekend Retreat With Pema Chödrön
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).
Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.
No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.
For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
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