Saturday, May 11 2019. 10am-4:30pm

Note: Event is fully booked. There are still available spaces for the Introduction to Compassionate Communication Daylong event on Saturday, May 18 with Sunil Joseph. See info here:

A Daylong Workshop with Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi and Sunil Joseph

  • How do we help others while taking care of ourselves?
  • How can we say “no” and set limits with compassion?
  • How do we set limits while staying connected in our relationships?

It’s easy to think that being kind and compassionate means that we have to be available to everyone, 24/7, and do whatever it is they ask of us. We feel guilty about saying “no” or valuing our own needs. As a result, instead of feeling open and compassionate, we end up feeling resentful, stressed, and burned out. Is this really the meaning of compassion? How can we set boundaries compassionately so that we can hold ourselves with care while helping others?

Join us on Saturday, May 11th for this dynamic workshop exploring this important question –
real Bodhisattva training for real life.

This daylong workshop will include lecture from both teachers, meditation, Q&A, discussion, and interactive exercises. We will draw from Buddhist meditation techniques and philosophy and the practices of Nonviolent Communication. Participants will gain insights and skills that will allow them to become truly effective helpers, in order to work for the liberation of all beings.
This workshop is appropriate for beginners as well as long-term practitioners who want to explore this important topic.

Vegetarian lunch included with registrationRegistration limited to 30 people.

About the Instructors:

Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi

Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi first became interested in meditation and Buddhism after reading Be Here Now and early translations of Buddhist sutras in the early 1970s, and then in early 1991 she became a student of Tibetan Buddhism. From 1992 to 2000, Venerable Tenzin was director of Vajrapani Institute, co-director the FPMT International Office, and coordinator of FPMT Center Services. She also completed several long meditation retreats over a six-year period.

Venerable Tenzin took novice ordination in 2004 with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 2006 she became a touring teacher in the FPMT, and began teaching in prisons on behalf of the Liberation Prison Project.

Venerable Tenzin is authorized by the FPMT to teach at both the foundational and in-depth levels, and is also a teacher of Cultivating Emotional Balance (a secular program developed by Alan Wallace and Paul Ekman). She is also a certified teacher in Compassion Cultivation Training, a program developed by Geshe Thubten Jinpa and colleagues at Stanford University. Venerable Tenzin joined the faculty at Land of Medicine Buddha in August 2018.

Sunil Joseph

“I have been a student of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) since 2004. In 2008, I attended BayNVC’s yearlong Leadership Program to both deepen my personal NVC embodiment and also to learn to share NVC with others. Ten years later, I continue to be amazed by the power and simplicity of this approach to meet life in a compassionate way. I am happy when my personal practice benefits others. I consider myself a lifelong NVC learner and explorer.”



Date(s): Saturday, May 11 2019. 10am-4:30pm
Times: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor/Leader: Sunil Joseph, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi
Type of event:
Number of sessions: Daylong
Level: intro
Participation: open to all
Location: Main Gompa
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