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Cultivating Compassion in Turbulent Times with Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi and Sunil Joseph
In our increasingly divided world, it can be difficult to generate compassion for people with different opinions, behaviors, and views.
Whether we are on the political right, or left, or just reading the news, or navigating the pandemic, when we encounter people with views or behavior that are different from ours, it’s easy to think, “They don’t deserve compassion! What they are doing is wrong and harmful!”
Join us to explore approaches to this age-old question, and learn techniques for dealing with the blocks and resistances to loving-kindness and compassion that often emerge from living in these turbulent times.
About the Speakers
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. Then in early 1991 she became a student of Tibetan Buddhism, studying in India and Nepal with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Venerable Tenzin was director of Vajrapani Institute, co-director the FPMT International Office, and coordinator of FPMT Center Services from 1992 to 2000. 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, teaching at various centers around the world, as well as visiting 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, as well as teaching the a.r.t. of Fulfillment, Cultivating Emotional Balance (a secular program developed by Alan Wallace and Paul Ekman) and Compassion Cultivation Training, a program developed by Geshe Thubten Jinpa and colleagues at Stanford University. She has been one of the resident teachers at Land of Medicine Buddha since August 2018.
“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.”
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|Date(s):||Saturday, August 8. 10am-1pm|
|Times:||10:00 am - 1:00 pm|
|Instructor/Leader:||Sunil Joseph, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi|
|Type of event:||open talk|
|Number of sessions:||Half day morning|
|Level:||Open to All|
|Location:||Online Via Zoom|
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