"In deep inquiry, we discover that the primary cause or root of our suffering lies in our mind. We are also constantly perpetuating our internal pain by feeding our habitual patterns. There is a way to cut through this cycle. Anam Thubten will lead this retreat by using the essential principles of a traditional Tibetan Buddhist practice called Chöd, which literally means “cutting through.” This practice invites us to journey into our own psyche, to meet with our habitual patterns and let go of our grasping to them. Then we can live life with an abundance of joy and freedom."
Recommended reading for this retreat: Into the Haunted Ground by Anam Thubten.
Attendance and Registration
Please consider joining the Dharma Refuge for this special event so we can savor the warmth of sangha, both near and far, as we start the New Year!
Saturday January 6 - Sunday Jan. 7, 1:00 - 7:30 EST*
*see "In-Person Attendance Details" below if you plan to attend in-person at the Dharma Center
If you would like to attend in person with the Dharma Refuge sangha, please register online and join us at Covenant United Methodist Church
1124 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14609
Dharma Refuge Center located on the second floor. Entry is off the parking lot in the back of the church. There is an elevator off the lobby.
In-Person Attendance Details
No previous meditation or Dharma experience is needed. Everyone is welcome to be a part of this community (sangha) weekend.
About the Teacher
Anam Thubten grew up in Tibet and, at an early age, began to practice in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Among his many teachers, his most formative guides were Lama Tsurlo, Khenpo Chopel, and Lama Garwang. He is the founder and spiritual advisor of Dharmata Foundation, teaching widely in the U.S. and abroad. He is also the author of various articles and books in Tibetan and English. His books in English include: Choosing Compassion, No Self No Problem, Into the Haunted Ground, and The Citadel of Awareness.
Through the essential wisdom of Buddhism and his personal experience on the spiritual path, Anam Thubten brings alive timeless teachings and invites everyone to participate.
Anam Thubten's teaching and retreat schedule.
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Dharma Refuge is located at Covenant United Methodist Church (2nd Floor, parking in the rear lot behind the church. Elevator off the lobby at the rear door.)
1124 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14609
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