Mahayana Essentials: Being in Healthy Relationship with the World

with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel
Saturday, June 6, 2020 to Sunday, June 7, 2020
Now Online hosted by:
Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling

In our lives, we tend to relate to our world as if it is “other.” This category encompasses almost everything we can think of: the weather, the government, the coronavirus; our boss, our adversaries, and even our loved ones. “Other” also includes our unpredictable, all-consuming thoughts and emotions. In this dynamic with the world, where it seems that things are always happening to us beyond our control, we have little agency and often encounter suffering and confusion.

The Mahayana teachings on interdependence encourage us to look deeper into our unconscious assumption that we are separate from our world. They teach us how to poise our mind in a more inclusive way and can heal even our most troubling relationships with “other.” These teachings form the basis of the bodhisattva path, which gives clear and practical instructions for a meaningful, healthy, and compassionate life, and helps us develop a sense of unconditional wellbeing.

FINANCIAL AID

During this time of crisis, we feel strongly that finances should not be an obstacle to participation and no one will be turned away.  To learn more, click here for financial aid. Your contribution of any amount supports the operation and activity of our teacher and the Pema Osel dharma center. 


Program Details 

PROGRAM DATES & SCHEDULE 
Note: Schedule is in Mountain Time

Saturday, June 6
Talk 1 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Talk 2 2:00-4:00 p.m. 

Sunday, June 7
Talk 3 9:00 -11:00 a.m.

JOIN OUR ZOOM DISCUSSION GROUP

On Saturday between the talks, from 12:30 -1:30 p.m., you are welcome to join a zoom discussion group led by senior students from the Pema Osel community. We find that this is a wonderful way to interact with the dharma community while talking about the teachings. Once you have registered for the program, you will receive an email about a week before the program with a link for the zoom discussion groups. 

HOW TO REGISTER
Visit the website -- wp.mangalashribhuti.org to create your account in order to livestream this program. You will be able to access the recordings for 1 week post event. To purchase the downloadable Study Set (video and audio recordings), also visit: wp.mangalashribhuti.org.

COST
$75 for the live stream or the study set.
$85 for the live stream and study set together. 


ELIZABETH WELCOMES EVERYONE TO JOIN THE ONLINE RETREAT ON THIS ONE MINUTE VIDEO. 

More about Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel
Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel has studied and practiced the Buddhadharma for 35 years under the guidance of her teacher and husband Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. She is the retreat master of Samten Ling in Crestone, Colorado and has spent over six years in retreat. She holds a degree in anthropology and an M.A. in Buddhist Studies. She teaches throughout the U.S., Australia, and Europe. She is the author of The Power of an Open Question: The Buddha’s Path to Freedom and The Logic of Faith: the Buddhist Path to Finding Certainty Beyond Belief and Doubt.

Contact: 
Vanessa Waxman