Sunday, April 19, 2009

Pema Chődron “Choosing a Fresh Alternative”

The Victoria Shambhala Centre invites you to join us for
a series of six talks on DVD

Pema Chődron

“Choosing a Fresh Alternative”

Tuesday evenings in May & June 2009

Sitting practice from 7 pm – 8 pm, followed by the talk

May 5 Practice the Three Difficulties. Acknowledging that you're hooked; doing something different; and making this a way of life. Becoming enthusiastic about not sowing the seeds of suffering.

May 12 Shenpa and the Pause. Emphasis on 'acknowledging that you are hooked'. The eight worldly dharmas.

May 19 Karmic Seeds. Sowing seeds in the basic ground of alaya. Burning up the sees of resistance. Connecting with the immediacy of our experience.

May 26 Loving-Kindness to Ourselves. Giving your full, direct attention to anything is the same as expressing loving-kindness. Gentleness. Access to the vast blue sky.

June 2 Bringing Together Practice with the Teachings. The different degrees of shenpa when we're meditating. Working with hope and fear.

June 9 Choosing a Fresh Alternative. "Do something different". Be curious.
A donation of $5.00 for each session
would be appreciated

Pema Chődron is a leading exponent of teachings on meditation and how they apply to everyday life. She is widely known for her charming and down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences. Pema is the resident teacher at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery for Westerners.

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