Date(s) - October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Embracing Emotions Meditation Workshop
With Tergar Instructor Myoshin Kelley
Assisted by Facilitator Abby Lindemann
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Our emotional worlds can be anything from rich and enticing to raw and overwhelming. At times we may feel thrown about by them, or struggle with deep seated habituated patterns. Some of us may feel emotions are something that we’re not sure we have, or we feel cut off from. However conscious we may be of our emotions, on a subtle level they often obscure the abiding peaceful awareness that lies at the very heart of each of us.
During this weekend workshop with Instructor Myoshin Kelley and Facilitator Abby Lindemann, we’ll discover how to embrace the energy and richness of our emotional life as a way to inner peace and balance, a source of warm hearted compassion, and finally, as profound wisdom.
This weekend workshop will include video teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, presentations on how meditation can help us to find a healthy relationship with emotions as well as guided meditations and discussion.
This event is open to all. We ask that attendees review the “Introduction to Meditation” self-directed course by Mingyur Rinpoche, available at this link on the Tergar Learning Community, prior to the workshop.
Myoshin Kelley attended her first meditation retreat in 1975 at the age of 20. Through the ensuing years she has received dharma instructions from several renowned Buddhist meditation masters in the Theravada, Zen, and Vajrayana traditions. In 1994 she accompanied her husband, Edwin, to the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, MA, where she was trained as a meditation instructor by Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzburg. Myoshin was introduced to Vajrayana teachings in 1993 and met Mingyur Rinpoche in 1998. Since then she has practiced with Mingyur Rinpoche in North America and Asia benefiting from his skillful, lucid instructions on the profound teachings of Mahamudra. She moved to Minneapolis in 2010 to help support Mingyur Rinpoche in his worldwide vision and leads programs internationally and locally.
Abby Lindemann first discovered Buddhism and Meditation as a teenager during a service learning trip in Nepal and pursued a MA from Naropa University in Buddhist Psychology. She first received teachings from Mingyur Rinpoche in 2010 while living in Boulder before attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The focus of her PhD was the integration of mindfulness, compassion, and contemplative theory and practice in clinical interventions, supervision, and training. Currently, Abby is a Contemplative Psychologist and a Research Associate at the Center for Healthy Minds at UW-Madison.
Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1870 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
Parking information available at www.northwestern.edu/millarchapel/Contact%20Us/visit-us/index.html. Lots are free on weekends.
Information for out-of-town visitors can be found on the Northwestern site at www.northwestern.edu/campus-life/visiting-campus/index.html.
- Base fee – $135
- Reduced fee for seniors (65+), full-time students – $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 email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We make final arrangements for weekend events 10 days before the event start day. If you cancel after October 3, there will be a $25 administration fee.
For further information about the program contact:
Parkes Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston IL, United States