Compassionate Communication: Dealing with differing responses to Covid-19 with Ven. Yönten

Sunday October 3rd 11am - 12noon PT

SECULAR SUNDAYS

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

11:00 am – 12:oo noon  Pacific Time Zone

PUBLIC TALK WITH VENERABLE YÖNTEN

*** This course will occur both online via Zoom and in-person with prior approval. 

To book one of the ten available in-person spots, please see the instructions below for registering in-person***

Join us for the first Sunday of October to discuss modern ideas and world events in tandem with Buddhist philosophy.
A great place to debate and deepen our practice of secular ethics. Facilitated by Venerable Yönten, this series will include a public talk, discussion and guided meditation using secular language, free from dogma.
October:
Compassion Communication: Dealing with differing responses to Covid-19
November:
Psychology and Buddhism: The authentic, integrated self and selflessness
December:
Harmonious Holidays: The logic of faith and the role of ritual for “believers” and non-believers”
January:
Breaking Bad Habits: synchronizing our tools like science, psychology, philosophy and meditation

ABOUT VENERABLE YÖNTEN

Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten is an American-born Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition who was ordained in 2003. A practicing Buddhist since 1994, Venerable Yönten moved to Chenrezig Institute in Australia and studied intensively under Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering (Lharampa Geshe from Sera Je Monastery and former Abbot of Gyü-me Tanric College) from 2002 – 2009, completing their Buddhist Studies Program. She then continued to study, retreat and offer service at Dharma Centers in India and Taiwan as well as Australia and New Zealand, becoming an In-Depth Registered Teacher within the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in 2012.

Ven. Yönten was the Resident Teacher of Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre in the Blue Mountains of Australia from 2012 – 2015 before becoming teacher-in-residence six months of the year at Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity in New Zealand until 2018. She has just arrived to Land of Medicine Buddha to be one of our resident teachers for six months out of the year, to allow her to honor her other teaching engagements worldwide

Currently, Ven. Yönten divides her time as a touring teacher and retreat leader, as well as annually offering the Buddhadharma from a secular perspective in Israel as a member of the Buddhist faculty for a seven-year post graduate program called Human Spirit which is a Buddhist Psychoanalytic Training Program.

 

Interested in joining us in person?

Please take these steps beyond registering online to request a spot to join us live:
1. REGISTER FOR ONLINE ATTENDANCE: Register for the online event attendance below.
2. EMAIL:
3. WRITE IN SUBJECT LINE: in-person request, name & date of event
4. BODY OF EMAIL: include your first and last name and the best way in which to contact you (eg. email, cell phone, text, etc)
5. WAIT TO RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION NUMBER: If there is space available to accommodate you safely, you will receive a confirmation number from the Spiritual Program Department.

There is a limited number of seats available, so please email us as soon as possible. PLEASE NOTE: EMAILING US IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF A SPOT IN THE GOMPA. Please assume you will be joining the event online via zoom, unless you have received a confirmation number from the Spiritual Program Department inviting you to join us . There will no extra charge for the teaching to join us live and in-person.

Masks will be required at all times indoors, as well as observance of paper social distancing.

Thank you for your understanding and patience while we navigate these new and often changing situations during this pandemic. We are doing our best to keep everyone safe while also finding a way to cultivate community and connection.

 

WE ARE ABLE TO KEEP OUR GOMPA DOORS OPEN DUE TO THE KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY OF FOLKS LIKE YOU. DONATIONS RECEIVED FOR REGISTRATION OF THIS CLASS GO TOWARDS THE UP-KEEP, FUNCTIONING AND RUNNING OF LAND OF MEDICINE BUDDHA AS WELL AS TOWARDS OFFERINGS TO OUR PRECIOUS TEACHERS. 
ALL ORDAINED MONASTICS ARE OFFERED THESE TEACHINGS FREE OF CHARGE. NO ONE IS TURNED AWAY FROM RECEIVING A DHARMA TEACHING DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS. TO INQUIRE ABOUT ACCESS TO THE TEACHINGS FREE OF CHARGE, PLEASE CONTACT:

 

Date(s): Sunday October 3rd 11am - 12noon PT
Times: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Ven. Yönten
Type of event: open talk
Number of sessions: 1 Public Talk
Level: All are welcome!
Participation: Please log-in (arrive) at least 5 minutes early, so we may begin on time
Location: Online Via Zoom
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