Saturday, Feb 22nd. 130pm-5pm

Overcoming Obstacles: A half-day course on Green Tara Practice and the Path to Awakening with Venerable Amy Miller

Tara is one of the most widely venerated deities in Tibetan Buddhism and is the embodiment of enlightened energy. In doing a meditation practice involving visualization of this deity and mantra recitation, inner and outer obstacles can be eliminated; this way we can develop our minds and accumulate the positive conditions needed to attain enlightenment.

Meditation on the “Lam Rim” or “Stages of the Path” will be included (which is a practical step-by-step exposition in which an ordinary person can engage to transform their consciousness into that of a fully awakened being. This half day event will guide participants in these steps, providing an overview of how to meditate on various Lam Rim topics in a way that not only fulfills our spiritual aspirations, yet improves the quality of our daily lives.

Join us for this special half-day event featuring visiting teacher Ven. Amy Miller. She is also teaching about Love and Relationships on Friday night, Feb. 21- check it out here:Friday talk

About the Teacher
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, Ven. Amy was a political fundraiser in Washington, DC and also worked for Mother Jones Magazine in San Francisco, California.

Ven. Amy was ordained as a Buddhist nun in June 2000 by the great Tibetan master, Ven. Choden Rinpoche, and has been teaching extensively since 1992. Her teaching style emphasizes a practical approach to integrating Buddhist philosophy into everyday life. She is happy to help people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living. Ven. Amy’s courses and retreats focus on establishing and maintaining a meditation and mindfulness practice, death and dying, overcoming anxiety and depression, battling addiction, dealing with self-esteem issues, and cultivating compassion and loving kindness. Ven. Amy is the co-author of Buddhism in a Nutshell – and a contributor to Living in the Path, a series of online courses produced by FPMT.

Based in the United States, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ven. Amy teaches and leads retreats and pilgrimages around the world. Her teaching schedule and other information can be found at

Date(s): Saturday, Feb 22nd. 130pm-5pm
Times: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Amy Miller
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Number of sessions: half day
Level: open to all
Location: Main Gompa
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