SPECIAL VALENTINES DAY TALK with Ven. Amy Miller
FEBRUARY 14th, 2022
6:30pm – 8pm PST
LOVING ONESELF ~ LOVING OTHERS ~ AND DEVELOPING A GOOD HEART
“To love oneself is not contradictory to what Mahayana Buddhism teaches. The Mahayana teachings are not saying one should not love oneself. Renouncing oneself and cherishing others is not contradictory to loving yourself. In fact, practicing the Mahayana teaching, bodhichitta, is the best way to love yourself, to take care of yourself…
…Problems come from not understanding the meaning of loving oneself. One should give freedom to oneself, love oneself, but what does it mean? If we have a wrong understanding of this, we will always be followed by problems. In Buddhism, particularly in Mahayana Buddhism, the best way of loving oneself is to pull out the root of all problems, which is right in one’s own heart: the ego, the self-centered mind. So if one lets go of cherishing the I, then it doesn’t matter what situation one is experiencing, the problem becomes non-existent.” – LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE, Jamyang Buddhist Center 1996
Read the entire two page article here: LOVING ONESELF
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Venerable Amy J. Miller (Ven. Lobsang Chodren) first encountered Buddhism in 1987 at Kopan Monastery in Nepal and has been ordained since 2000. She has spent a great deal of time engaged in meditation retreats, study, teaching, and Buddhist center management and lived at Land of Medicine Buddha in 1992. Prior to studying Buddhism, Amy was a political fundraiser in Washington, DC and also worked for Mother Jones Magazine in San Francisco, California. She also trained as a 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.
Amy also leads pilgrimages to Buddhist sites. The next trip will be a trek in the spring of 2023 to Lawudo Retreat Center in the Mount Everest region of Nepal. A 3-day retreat will be included along with a visit to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s birthplace. See her website below for more information.
Amy’s teaching style helps people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living.
She is also the co-author of FPMT’s Buddhism in a Nutshell. For more information on Amy’s teaching schedule and courses, see www.AmyMiller.com. Amy currently resides in Santa Cruz, California.
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|Date(s):||February 14th, 2022 6:30pm - 8pm|
|Times:||6:30 pm - 8:00 pm|
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|Number of sessions:||Special Evening Talk|
|Level:||All are welcome!|
|Location:||Online Via Zoom|
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