Date(s) - January 31, 2020 - February 2, 2020
Beyond Hope and Fear
Becoming Fully Human Along the Path to Freedom
A weekend workshop hosted by Tergar Vancouver
With Tergar Instructor Tim Olmsted
Vancouver, BC, Canada
At the heart of everything we do is the desire to experience the happiness and ease that we imagine to be possible. Yet, in our day-to-day experience our mind and our heart seem unreliable and uncooperative. During this weekend retreat, we’ll explore the uplifting and empowering message of the Buddha, that the essential nature of any experience we might have, however difficult or confusing, is a wisdom that is open and compassionately connected to the world. We’ll discover how to use the energy and richness of life, our thoughts and emotions, our hopes and fears, and our work and relationships as the foundation for the journey to awakening. We’ll learn to bring all of life’s experience to path – as the basis for inner peace and equanimity, as a source of radiant compassion, and finally, as brilliant wisdom.
In this weekend workshop with Tergar Instructor Tim Olmsted, we’ll explore this beautiful and profound journey through teaching, discussions, and sessions of meditation. This weekend program is open to anyone interested in transforming their heart and experience of the world, experienced meditators and those who are just starting out.
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.
Friday, January 31, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 1, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (lunch break Noon – 2:00 p.m.)
Sunday, February 2, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (lunch break Noon – 1:00 p.m.)
Bridge & Enrich Lives Society
718 East 20th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5V 1N3
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Bridge and Enrich Lives Society, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada