Date(s) - February 28, 2020 - March 1, 2020
Joy of Living 3 Meditation Workshop
With Tergar Instructor Tim Olmsted
and Facilitator Kasumi Kato
Medford, Oregon, USA
In this weekend meditation workshop with Tergar Instructor Tim Olmsted and Facilitator Kasumi Kato, we will explore the practice of insight meditation. By bringing our unchallenged beliefs and patterns into the light of awareness, we can see how our rigid ideas often blind us to the richness of our true nature. The wisdom that arises through insight meditation allows us to see our inner experience clearly. This leads to a sense of freedom, well-being, and confidence that is rooted in awareness itself and available to us each and every moment.
The schedule for this weekend workshop includes video teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, short presentations on the key points of meditation practice by Tim and Kasumi, as well as guided meditations and discussion.
This retreat is open to meditators who have previously attended Joy of Living 1 and 2 meditation workshops and meet the practice requirements, as well as to those who have not attended these workshops, but who have practiced meditation regularly for at least three years. (For those who have not previously attended Joy of Living 1 and 2, we recommend that meditators attend these teachings in the future.)
Tim Olmsted has been a student of meditation for more than forty years. For twelve of those years, he lived in Nepal, working as a psychotherapist and studying with many of the greatest Buddhist teachers of our time, including Mingyur Rinpoche’s father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. Tim is the founder, with Mingyur Rinpoche, of The Yongey Foundation. He is also a senior instructor and cofounder of Mingyur Rinpoche’s community, Tergar International. He has also served as the director of Gampo Abbey, the largest Buddhist monastery in North America. Tim is the president of the Pema Chödrön Foundation.
Kasumi Kato grew up in northern Japan, where she learned to meditate from a young age. Since 2001, she has studied yoga, meditation, massage, and other healing arts throughout the world. She has received extensive training in mindfulness and other forms of meditation, and has a great love of solitary retreats. Kasumi has two Master’s degrees, and currently teaches Japanese at UW-Whitewater.
Friday, February 28, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday, February 29, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 1, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jackson County Library, Medford Library Branch
205 S. Central Ave.
Medford, OR 97501
Program fee: $135
For those on a limited income or who are repeating the program: $100
We strive to offer programs like this one as broadly as we can, regardless of ability to pay. Please consider adding an additional donation during registration or at the event to help share these teachings with as many people as possible.
If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend this program, we will make every effort to make attendance possible. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We make final arrangements for weekend events 10 days before the event start day. If you cancel after February 18, there will be a $25 administration fee.
For further information about the program contact Tergar Medford, Oregon local coordinators:
Wally at phone: 510-333-2347 or email: email@example.com
Darla at phone: 707-483-0467 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Medford Branch Library, Medford OR, United States