A Weekend Retreat With Pema Chödrön

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Rhinebeck, NY

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member

$445

regular

$495

Regrettably, this workshop has been cancelled. 

Workshop

A Weekend Retreat With Pema Chödrön

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Rhinebeck, NY

Program Tuition

member

$445

regular

$495

Regrettably, this workshop has been cancelled. 

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Please note: This workshop was originally scheduled May 8-10, 2020. The new workshop date is September 11-13, 2020.

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.

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

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

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.

Program Tuition

member

$445

regular

$495

Regrettably, this workshop has been cancelled. 

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

Stay With Us


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).

Commute

2 nights commuter fee
$110.00

The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.


See our Cancellation Policy.

Certificate of Attendance : $25

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