Khenmo Drolma’s Up Coming Retreats & Talks

After the Shootings…                                                                               Sept 6-8 Three Rivers Dharma Center: Pittsburg, PA

What comes after the Shootings for Dharma Practitioners Marches memorials and prayers…then what. We do the work on our hearts and minds.  We see clearly that we have an inner and outer responsibility as Dharma practitioners and bodhisattvas in training. We can use the Dharma to see where our own ignorance begins. Then deconstructing the human heart/mind, we understand how to lift confusion wherever we find it.

Using the Dharma to Uproot Hatred and Bias Learn about the Buddhist understanding of bias as an integral part of how we perceive the samsaric world.  The good news is that Buddhist philosophy’s very purpose is to uproot ignorance, and thus is directly applicable to understanding unconscious bias and its removal. Khenmo will present the Buddhist science of perception which dissects bias as it arises and the philosophy of the Three Marks of Existence: Impermanence, Suffering and Non-self as an antidote.  Khenmo will teach a Loving kindness practice as specific, subtle retraining of the heart/mind to overcome bias.

Reclaiming Joy Khenmo will continue teaching the Loving Kindness meditation with an emphasis on uncovering joy. Recovering Joy: Meditation leads to joy! And many of us have to teach ourselves what joy is, not knowing we have it within. Retraining our minds away from anger and desire to form a habit of joy is  key to contributing to a more loving world.

DEEP PEACE, SUBTLE INSIGHT  A silent retreat with Khenmo Drolma   

Silence, Mindfulness, and the Anapanasati Sutra that unites all Buddhists, are a complete path to Enlightenment. Contemplation with this foundation leads one to a mind like the ocean and depths of compassion for ourselves and others.

Khenmo Drolma will introduce the profound Anapanasati Sutra, or Sutra on the Mindfulness of Breathing, as taught by His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche. His perspective incorporates the wisdom of all three Buddhist eras: Theravada, Mahayana, and Mahamudra.  Khenmo Drolma was personally trained and empowered byHis Holiness to offer his new curriculum. “It is in silence that the Dharma becomes a lived experience, bone deep.” Khenmo

Creating an experience of seamless mindfulness: We will be hosted by the Marie Joseph Spiritual Center in a private wing, which is located on a picturesque, waterfront property that is graced with both ocean and pond views.  All will have individual rooms with a shared bath. The landscaped grounds include grassy areas for walking meditation, and a boardwalk leads from the back of the Center, directly to a sandy beach.

A base fee of $300 will cover the cost of room and board, plus our meditation space.  The teachings are offered freely, at the close of the retreat, participants will be invited to offer “dana,”an ancient Pali word, meaning generosity, giving, or gift.  When we offer dana to Abbesses, Rinpoches, and other teachers, the donations are not personal.  Instead, the donations support nunneries and monasteries, the resident monastics, and all their future programs, activities, and Dharma offerings.

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Retreat Guidelines

Retreat Space is limited. Register by July 30th. Contact: vdnretreats@gmail.com 

Contemplative Art                                                                 TBA                                            

As artists, we constantly explore perception and
mental states to create. We rarely examine these states as a conscious choice. Many cultures celebrate the contemplative artist who creates from a mind of deep inner peace. This is the wellspring of all sacred and healing arts.  Join Khenmo Drolma for an exploration of working within meditative states. You will be given basic meditation and mindfulness instructions and simple exercises to learn how to locate and work from oceanic stillness.  This course is for all levels of experience, especially those tired of the myth of the tortured artist!