*** This course will be offered online via Zoom ***
You can find the Zoom link in your registration confirmation email.
The challenges we are currently facing can be overwhelming and disorienting, especially in a culture that has conditioned us to constantly gain, achieve, and produce. The fear and discomfort of being alone and in isolation can be quite unnerving as we all adjust to what the new “normal” looks and feels like. For many, the sudden pause is causing some severe discomfort, fear, boredom, and loneliness. In a bid to protect ourselves, whether consciously or not, many of us tend to harden our hearts and become critical and impatient with our emotional processes. Our coping mechanisms may fall into judgment of self or others, or we may numb out. By responding in this way, an authentic dynamic flow of who we really are, along with our unique interconnectedness, gets blocked.
What is beautiful, though, is that there is a way through this cycle! This is the perfect moment to lean into the pause, step back and gain a broader, healthier perspective. By incorporating practices of self-compassion now, along with essential spiritual tools and modern psychological insights, we can create more presence, clarity, joy and connection in our everyday lives.
In this powerful online series, Venerable Amy Miller helps us explore how being present with discomfort fuels a path through our pain, fear, aversion, and laziness to kindness for ourselves and others. Explore how mindful self-compassion is not only a phenomenal tool for moving through these less than comfortable times, but is also the key to a deeper and more positive transformation overall.
These virtual practice sessions are offered for free, with an opportunity to leave a donation to support the center if you feel moved or are able.
Ven. Amy Miller at Tibet House on October 2, 2016 in New York City. 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 also trained as an emotional support hospice counselor during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco and offers courses and retreats on death and dying and end-of-life care.
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|Date(s):||Tuesdays, May 19 & 26, June 2 & 9 June|
|Times:||4:30 pm - 6:00 pm|
|Instructor/Leader:||Ven. Amy Miller|
|Type of event:||meditation|
|Number of sessions:||4|
|Level:||Beginner; Any Level|
|Participation:||All Are Invited - Drop-In's Welcome|
|Location:||Online Via Zoom|
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