Kagyu Changchub Chuling

A center for the practice and study of Vajrayana Buddhism founded by His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche

Tim Olmsted - Tergar sponsored event

Event Leader: 
Tim Olmsted
Location: 
KCC Urban Center

Becoming Fully Human Along the Path to Freedom 

A Practice Retreat with Tergar Instructor Tim Olmsted

Event Description and Online Registration:

https://tergar.org/events/becoming-fully-human-along-the-path-to-freedom/

When

Friday, April 26 from 7pm-8:30pm and

Saturday, April 27 from 9am-5pm

The Friday evening and Saturday portions of the weekend are open to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of the path.

Sunday, April 28 from 1pm-5pm

Prerequisites for the Sunday session: The Sunday session is open to those students who have received ‘pointing out teachings’ on the nature of mind from a qualified teacher. Participation in the Friday and Saturday session is required for those attending the Sunday program.

Where

Kagyu Changchub Chuling (KCC)

4936 NE Skidmore St.

Portland, OR 97218


Contact

Tergar Meditation Community – Portland

portland@tergar.org

(503)341-7776

Join us as we embark on an experiential journey through the complete arc of the path to awakening. Our primary focus will be to explore how this journey unfolds in our own personal experience and how it is expressed in everyday life.

We’ll begin by familiarizing ourselves with the essential stability and peacefulness of mind through meditation. We’ll then learn how to embrace the entirety of our inner experience, the light and dark, the ups and the downs and connect to the world with the warmth and tenderness.

Finally, this natural warmth and openness will lead us back to the radiant and free essence of mind. Through this journey we become fully human with the skills needed to live life with courage, authenticity and unconditional love.

During the weekend there will be discussion and plenty of practice of the key principles of the path. Anyone committed to transforming their heart and mind—old hands and those new to the path—as well as those who work in helping professions, are most welcome to join in.

The Friday evening and Saturday portions of the weekend are open to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of the path. 

Prerequisites for the Sunday session: The Sunday session is open to those students who have received ‘pointing out teachings’ on the nature of mind from a qualified teacher. Participation in the Friday and Saturday session is required for those attending the Sunday program.

Tim Olmsted has been a student of meditation for the past 40 years. For twelve of those years, Tim lived in Nepal and worked as a psychotherapist. There he studied with many of the greatest Buddhist teachers of our time, including Mingyur Rinpoche’s father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. After returning from Nepal, Tim founded the Yongey Foundation to support Mingyur Rinpoche’s activities in Asia. Tim served as director of Gampo Abbey, a monastery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He is the founder and president of the Pema Chödrön Foundation.