Date(s) - November 1, 2019 - November 3, 2019
Beyond Hope and Fear
Becoming Fully Human Along the Path to Freedom
A weekend workshop hosted by Tergar Medford
and Kagyu Sukha Chöling
With Tergar Instructor Tim Olmsted
Ashland, Oregon, USA
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, Nov. 1, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday, Nov. 2, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (lunch break from noon to 2:00 pm)
Sunday, Nov. 3, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (lunch break from noon to 1:00 pm)
Kagyu Sukha Chöling
109 Clear Creek Dr, Suite 102
Ashland, OR 97520
- Program fee: $135
- For those on a limited income: $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 October 20, there will be a $25 administration fee.
For further information about the program contact:
Tergar Medford, Oregon – email@example.com
Kagyu Sukha Chöling, Ashland OR, United States