Workshop

A Weekend Retreat With Pema Chödrön

- Rhinebeck, NY

This workshop is sold out. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 or registration@eomega.org to be placed on a waiting list. Join us for the online event instead.

Experience the wisdom and teachings of Pema Chödrön and learn practices to incorporate into your everyday life.

Do you want to help people but find them irritating? Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön explains how we can show up for each other.

 

Pema Chödrön is widely beloved for her insightful, down-to-earth teachings of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience one of today’s most prominent Buddhist teachers and hear her new insights, conveyed with her characteristic warmth, clarity, and humor.

This year, Pema Chödrön explores the Buddhist teachings on three steps to working with emotions; in other words, three steps to courage. The three steps are refraining, transforming, and using emotions as the path of awakening.

This exploration helps us work with the negative emotions that cause us—and others—harm. These emotions are addictive cravings, aggression, indifference, jealousy, and pride. Pema Chödrön shows us how to work with these negative emotions with kindness and clarity.

The weekend includes talks, guided meditations, and question-and-answer sessions with Pema Chödrön. Tim Olmsted guides us in meditation practices that show us how to apply the weekend’s teachings to our everyday lives. Silence is observed from the end of Friday night’s retreat session until Saturday dinner.

Note: Pema Chödrön will not be teaching during the Saturday afternoon session; Olmsted will offer a talk and a series of guided meditations.

More Information

The retreat begins Friday at 7:00 p.m. Enrollment is limited; register early.

Things To Bring

Please bring your own meditation cushion or bench if you like; cushions and chairs are provided.

Schedule

Please note this retreat begins Friday at 7:00 p.m. and has a special schedule:

FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Workshop (taught by Pema Chödrön)
 
SATURDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop (taught by Pema Chödrön and Tim Olmsted)
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop (taught by Tim Olmsted only)
8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Optional Workshop (taught by Tim Olmsted only)
 
SUNDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop (taught by Pema Chödrön and Tim Olmsted)
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program will not be available for this workshop.

Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Meet the Teachers

  • Pema Chödrön is a well-known and beloved American-born Buddhist nun and author of many spiritual...
  • Tim Olmsted is former director of Gampo Abbey, a Buddhist monastery in the Shambhala tradition....

Tuition & Fees

This workshop is sold out. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 or registration@eomega.org to be placed on a waiting list. Join us for the online event instead.

Title Price

A Weekend Retreat 
With Pema Chödrön


$445
regular
$495

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.

Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).

TYPE Rate - 2 Nights

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 246.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 292.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 410.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 376.00

B Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 446.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 564.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 604.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 756.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 436.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 628.00

$110.00

2 Nights Commuter Fee

If you are a commuter not staying in Omega accommodations, this non optional fee covers Omegas overhead costs, all meals, and use of the facilities, which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all guest services. An off-campus referral list is available.

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.

Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $55 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

 

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