Date(s) - April 6, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Calming the Mind
Joy of Living Meditation Workshop
With Tergar Instructor Tim Olmsted
Eugene, Oregon, USA
In this weekend meditation workshop we will learn how cultivating awareness can help create a peaceful mind and joyful heart. The practice of meditation enables us to transform all experiences, even difficult emotions and painful thoughts, into sources of joy. Over the course of this weekend, we will explore the landscape of our experience with mindful awareness, learning how to use the body, sensory experiences, thoughts, emotions, and even awareness itself as supports for meditation.
This is an entry program to Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s wonderfully fresh and accessible teachings. It offers step by step instructions that will benefit those new to meditation and inspire those who have an existing practice. It is suitable for people of all faiths, as well as both beginning and experienced meditators. The schedule for this weekend workshop includes video teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, presentations on the key points of meditation practice by Tergar Instructor Tim Olmsted, as well as guided meditations and discussion.
About the Instructor:
Tim Olmsted has been a student of meditation for the past 40 years. For twelve of those years, Tim lived in Nepal and worked as a psychotherapist. There he studied with many of the greatest Buddhist teachers of our time, including Mingyur Rinpoche’s father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. After returning from Nepal, Tim founded the Yongey Foundation to support Mingyur Rinpoche’s activities in Asia. Tim served as director of Gampo Abbey, a monastery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He is the founder and president of the Pema Chödrön Foundation. Read more…
Friday, April 6 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, April 7-8 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Eugene Garden Club
1645 High Street
Eugene, OR 97401
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- Basic – This level covers the actual cost of the program – $125
- Reduced – Reduced fee for seniors (65+), full-time students, and others with limited incomes – $75
- Repeating Calming the Mind Students – Special rate for those who have previously completed a Joy of Living 1 workshop, either in-person or online – $75
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 help. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom at (541) 556-4192 or Eugene@tergar.org
Eugene Garden Club, Eugene OR, United States