Date(s) - March 23, 2019 - March 24, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wisdom and Compassionate Action
Balancing the Feminine and Masculine on the Path of Awakening
Weekend workshop with Tergar Instructors Edwin and Myoshin Kelley
Have you ever noticed how caught in the web-of-doing the world has become? How we are so often looking for solutions or so fixed on our goal that we forget what richness the present moment holds? Or are there times when you are fearful of the openness that allows your idea of yourself to fall away? These are times when we can notice that the feminine and masculine aspects of our experience are out of balance. More commonly there can be an overdeveloped sense of the masculine qualities while the feminine remains unseen and unappreciated. It is said that awakening can occur only when the masculine and feminine are in balance.
While the teachings of the Buddha lead us to transcend gender identities at the ultimate level, understanding the attributes of feminine and masculine help us to embrace all aspects of our being.
Mingyur Rinpoche teaches that wisdom and skillful means are like two wings of a bird. Wisdom, the spacious and ungraspable qualities of the nature of mind, is conceptualized as the feminine. The masculine is expressed in the principle of skillful means, the compassionate actions that engage us with the world. When these qualities are in balance, we can transcend the world of duality and move toward awakening.
During this weekend workshop, we will explore these qualities and through recognizing and appreciating them, we can find balance. We will learn to recognize belief systems that can inhibit these qualities and explore Tibetan Buddhist teachings that nurture the authentic expression of these attributes.
What this workshop will give you:
- You will learn to appreciate not just the result, but also to be present in the process of making, in each moment of your life
- You will learn to get more relaxed and act out of peaceful and open state of mind
- You will see manifestations of masculine and feminine qualities in your own experience
- You will learn to balance masculine and feminine aspects within you
During this workshop you will:
- Use different visual objects for exploration
- Do tasks in small groups
- Share inspiring stories of outstanding men and women that represent masculine and feminine qualities fully
- Use imagination for contemplating on different topics
- Share your experience
Workshop is open for all who are interested.
Come ready for some exploration!
Edwin Kelley attended his first meditation retreat in 1975 and has practiced in both the Theravada and the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. He was Executive Director of the Insight Meditation Society from 1996-2003 and has a postgraduate diploma in Buddhist Studies. Edwin is a long-time student of Mingyur Rinpoche. In addition to his work as a senior instructor, he currently serves as co-executive director, and is a board member for Tergar International.
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 teachers in the Theravada, Zen, and Vajrayana traditions. She spent fifteen years as a meditation teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, USA. Myoshin is a long-time student of Mingyur Rinpoche and a senior instructor for the Tergar Meditation Community.
Saturday, March 23-24, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Shanti Centrum, Myasnitsky proyezd, 2/1, Moscow, Russia
Base – This level covers the actual cost of the program – 6000 RUB
Reduced – Reduced fee those on a limited income – 3000 RUB
Ticket sales will open later.
Shanti Centrum, Moscow , Russia