Friday, March 11, 2011

Tibetan Buddhist Retreat in Des Moines

Teacher: Khenmo Drolma, Abbess, Vajra Dakini
Nunnery, Lincoln, Vermont
Date: Saturday, March 26th, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Location: Friends Meeting House, 42nd St. & Grand
Ave., Des Moines
To Register: Email judith.allen@drake.edu

Khenmo Drolma will teach the ancient Tibetan Buddhist meditation techniques called Calm Abiding and Sending and Taking or Tonglen. These methods of training combine to deepen our courage and peace of heart/mind. We will learn how to identify sources of fear and feelings of being overwhelmed so that we can learn to open gradually and safely. We then are able to increase our ability to work with difficulties that arise in our lives and be compassionately present to the suffering of others. As we become open and transparent, our hearts/minds come to peace, and we better serve all beings. Ven. Khenmo taught a meditation session for the Des Moines Meditation and Mindfulness Group in April 2009.

Seated as Abbess by His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche and Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo, Khenmo Drolma is the first female abbess and the first westerner of any gender to hold this responsibility. She has trained with the foremost spiritual teachers of our time including H.H. Dalai Lama, H.H. Chetsang Rinpoche (head of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage), and Ven. Pema Chodron. Vajra Dakini Nunnery website: http://www.vajradakininunnery.org/

Donations for this retreat, sponsored by the Des Meditation and Mindfulness Group, are greatly appreciated to pay for use of the Friends Meeting House and to provide an honorarium for Khenmo to support the work of Vajra Dakini Nunnery in Lincoln, Vermont. Donations made to Vajra Dakini Nunnery are tax deductible. For more information or to register, please email Judy Allen at judith.allen@drake.edu

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