Sunday, August 4 @ 4pm to Thursday, August 8th @ 3pm
A Meditation & Yoga Being Experience
A New Education for a New WorldDiscover your universal clear-light nature in this exclusive four-day Being Experience for 21st century modern living with Tenzin Ösel Hita, radical free-thinker, former monk, filmmaker, and musician.
About the TeacherTenzin Ösel was born in 1985, in the village of Bubión at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, southeast of Granada, Spain. When he was 14 months old he was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of Lama Thubten Yeshe, the founder of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). He is one of only a handful of non-Tibetans formally recognized as the reincarnation of a Tibetan master. He was educated in the traditional Tibetan Buddhist monastic university system at Sera Monastery in South India, where he lived and studied until he was 18. He also received a Western education and since leaving the monastery has lived, studied, and explored cultures and ways of life all over the world.
“I’m on the path of trying my best to be a Buddhist, with the philosophy of Dharma in my heart,” Ösel says. “I am going to be learning all my life. I’m sharing my experiences so we can grow together, as we are all interdependent, and living within a collective omniverse sharing so many things: air, space, resources, information, technology, energy. We are all students on this planet, always learning together. Deep within each of us, no matter where we’ve come from or what life experiences we’ve had, is an inexhaustible source of wisdom and compassion.”
This Being Experience will include:
- coming-out-of-the-dream and other meditative practices led by Ösel, including practical, analytical, wisdom and method
- meditation yoga with Australian yoga teacher, Wendy Cook
- Joy Movement
- self-work and reflection
- breathing exercises useful for stress reduction
“Each individual represents life,” says Ösel. "We are a reflection of the universe. We are interdependent with the universe. The universe exists through us and we exist through the universe. The universe has given us life and the capacity to interact, appreciate, and perceive the universe itself, so that we can actually give it meaning. And, therefore, as an individual, our mission is to understand ourselves and discover our inner reality, our true nature. When you understand your inner nature, you can find true happiness, which comes from wanting to benefit other people.”Our body is our connection to our reality, our experience of life. In gratitude, organic vegetarian food will be offered, as well as fresh juice throughout each day – all prepared by Land of Medicine Buddha chefs Stephanie Rentz, Mike Ditch, Logan Fordham and Osel and company.* * Ösel offers special thanks & appreciation to the team helping make this Being Experience possible: Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Ven. Holly Ansett, John Castelloe, Karuna Cayton, Wendy Cook, Ven. Robina Courtin, Jacie Keeley, Ven. Roger Kunsang, Jon Landaw, Kate Macdonald, Arnoud Smits, Steve Carlier, and all the LMB staff & volunteers! One Big Love Warriors of Clear Light
Yoga instruction by Wendy Cook:Wendy Cook was introduced to meditation, Buddhism, and yoga in 1987 during a 10-day silent Vipassana retreat in Thailand. Later that year in Dharamsala, India, she took the bodhisattva vows with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, studied at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in the morning, and in the afternoon ran up the mountain to learn yoga under the Himalayan Cedar trees. She has been teaching yoga since 2001. Her classes range from a strong, slow Vinyasa, to a gentle Hatha, to deep stretch Yin, to restorative. She also draws on her knowledge of Vedic chanting, embodied anatomy, stress reduction techniques, and Ayurvedic wisdom. She says, “You do not have to be flexible to do yoga but, instead, a willingness to bring your attention into your experience of being in your body. If while doing the poses you are listening, breathing, enjoying, and challenging yourself appropriately, then you are doing yoga.” Wendy was Center Director of Kurukulla Center, Boston, for six years, and is currently the Assistant Director of the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
|Date(s):||Sunday, August 4 @ 4pm to Thursday, August 8th @ 3pm|
|Instructor/Leader:||Karuna Cayton, Steve Calier, Tenzin Osel Hita, Wendy Cook|
|Type of event:||retreat|
|Number of sessions:||Multiple|
|Level:||Open to All|
|Participation:||Residential and Commuter Options|
|Location:||Various Venues at LMB|
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