Making Friends with Yourself: An Online Course with Pema Chödrön

July 3rd—August 7th

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  • $125 Regular Price
  • $150 Patron Price
  • Limited Partial Scholarships-see below
Room: Main Shrine Room

Making Friends with Yourself:

Exploring Self, Selflessness, and the Roots of Attachment

Every winter Pema Chödrön leads a retreat for the thirty residents of Gampo Abbey, her home in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Through this online course, we will join Pema as she explores, in her usual down-to-earth and practical way, the Buddhist teachings that get to the heart of how our sense of self develops and functions. We’ll learn about the five skandhas—the elements that come together to form our experience of the self—as well as the twelve nidanas—the links of dependent origination that describe how the sense of self cycles from birth to death in every moment, creating habits of reactivity that hook us and cause us pain. Presenting long-established teachings in a way that is fresh and accessible, Pema shows how we can transcend the negative patterns and attachments that are at the root of our suffering. Having seen through the self, we can live with limitless joy, wisdom, and compassion toward ourselves and all beings.

Pema's recorded teachings will be enhanced by our local practice and study as a community. Individual meetings with a meditation instructor will be available on request.

Nancy Owen and Nan Clydesdale will facilitate the program. They are longtime Shambhala practitioners and members of the Denver center.

Drop in attendance welcome. Register below and click "pay what you can afford" and comment which dates you are available to attend. Payment will be collected at the door for drop-ins or single session visits at $25 per session.


Teacher Bio

Pema ChodronPema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery for Westerners in North America. She is the author of many books and audiobooks, including the best-selling When Things Fall Apart and The Places That Scare You.

There are a limited number of partial scholarships available. If you would like to discuss financial assistance, please contact us before you register at [email protected].

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “Patron Price,” which helps support those in need of your generosity.