As we grapple with the stress and anxiety of modern living in this post-pandemic era, this talk and the weekend retreat that follows will introduce Tibetan Buddhism's ancient meditative technologies for cultivating inner resilience and the collective wisdom and compassion we need to heal ourselves and our world.
Anam Thubten's teaching approach is fresh and highly relevant, introducing mindfulness and compassion-based meditation practices and chanting and visualization techniques passed down through the generations. Many of these approaches influence mainstream western psychological science and adapted methods that benefit many who would otherwise not be attracted to a spiritual path.
Anam Thubten's recent book "Into The Haunted Ground. A Guide to Cutting Through the Root of Suffering" will inform his talk and retreat, which are both open to the public. Everyone is warmly welcomed.
Friday May 19
Doors: 6:30 PM
Talk: 7-9:00 PM
Harley School, Briggs Center
1981 Clover Street
Rochester, NY 14618
(large open parking lot with ample parking available. Enter through the front door and follow the signs to the Public Talk in Briggs Center. Note: if you enter through other Harley doors, you may not be able to get to Briggs Center.)
Pre-registration is NOT required.
$15-$20 donations will be gratefully collected.
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.
View Anam Thubten’s teaching and retreat schedule.
Rinpoche is the root teacher for the Dharma Refuge sangha, which began over 20 years ago as a local meditation community under his guidance.
We are delighted, after many years to welcome his kind and wise presence back to Rochester!
Weekend in-person, non-residential retreat:
Saturday May 20 - Sunday May 21 @ Dharma Refuge Center
1124 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14609
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Questions: email our retreat coordinators if you have additional questions.
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