Sunday, April 30 (2017)

Empathy and Letting Go in Vulnerable Times

Challenging times can cause certainty to crumble and erode our seeming happiness. Our instinct often is to escape, blame, or numb ourselves to what we are experiencing. This only perpetuates the cycle of negative emotions and the ruminating mind while deepening a false veil on our perceptions of reality. How can we use our vulnerability to generate a strong wish to emerge from our confusion and disconnection and spark a deep compassion for others?

In this public talk, Venerable Amy will walk us through a path of fully waking up and being present with our pain, fear and aversion with the full expression of our wisdom and compassion.

This talk is open to all students though it would be helpful to have some familiarity with Buddhism.

About the Speaker:

Amy J. Miller (Ven. Lobsang Chodren) first encountered Tibetan Buddhism in the spring of 1987 during a course at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Since then, she has spent a great deal of time engaged in meditation retreats, study, teaching, and Buddhist center management throughout the world. Prior to meeting the Dharma, Amy was a political fundraiser in Washington, DC and also worked for Mother Jones Magazine in San Francisco, California.

Amy was ordained as a Buddhist nun in June 2000 by the great Tibetan master, Ven. Choden Rinpoche, and has been teaching extensively since 1992. Her teaching style emphasizes a practical approach to integrating Buddhist philosophy into everyday life. She is happy to help people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living. Amy’s courses and retreats focus on establishing and maintaining a meditation and mindfulness practice, death and dying, overcoming anxiety and depression, battling addiction, dealing with self-esteem issues, and cultivating compassion and loving kindness. Amy is the co-author of Buddhism in a Nutshell – and a contributor to Living in the Path, a series of online courses produced by FPMT.

Based in the United States, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Amy teaches and leads retreats and pilgrimages around the world. Her teaching schedule and other information can be found at www.AmyMiller.com.

Date(s): Sunday, April 30 (2017)
Times: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Amy Miller
Type of event: open talk
Number of sessions: 1
Level: general
Participation: open to all
Location: Main Gompa
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