Making Friends with Yourself: Weekend Only

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

November 2nd—November 3rd

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  • $40.00 Program Price
  • $60.00 Patron Price
Room: Main Meditation Hall

Welcome to “Making Friends with Yourself”, our study material for our local winter retreat.

In this weekend retreat, we will use practices, contemplations, readings, discussions and online teachings by Pema Chödrön to learn:

  • How the sense of self or ego evolves and functions, according to Buddhist psychology
  • How to lean into and fully experience the raw emotion of life’s painful situations, rather than avoiding it
  • The practices of shamatha (calm abiding) and open presence, two foundational meditations that allow the mind to stabilize and deepen in integrating this wisdom into your lived experience
  • Practices to help reduce the attachment, emotional reactivity, and suffering that arise from negative habitual patterns

Course lessons will touch on the skandhas, 8 types of consciousness, suffering, 12 nidanas, and bodhichitta—a beautiful introduction to many key teachings or delightful refresher for those who have been studying for a time.

To hear a “welcome to this course” video by Pema Chödrön, click one of the following links to open:

For information about the program, contact Lucia Gilchrist – 859-338-8519, [email protected] or Mary Jo Gatton – 859-552-3207, [email protected]. Pre-registration is required; please click the button below to register.

For a guide to the location of our Center and parking, please see the Our Location page.