Public Talks, Retreats & Workshops

Date/Time Event
Sunday 7 May 2017
10:00am - 3:30pm
DB Retreat: Samsara & Nirvana
With Ven Chokyi In this module you will investigate what samsara is and how we are stuck in it. Also, you'll discover what nirvana is and how to achieve it. Develop the determination to be free from suffering and its...
Sunday 21 May 2017
1:00pm - 5:00pm
A Taste of Cultivating Emotional Balance
with Angela Blazely This series of four practical hands-on workshops are based on the Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) Program developed by B. Alan Wallace and Paul Ekman. The workshops will outline the CEB framework and look at strategies for managing...
Sunday 4 Jun 2017
10:00am - 3:30pm
DB Retreat: Transforming Problems
With Ven Chokyi In this module you will consider the disadvantages of self-cherishing and the advantages of cherishing others more than ourselves. Learn how to employ the special techniques of mind training, or “lo-jong,” as a means to transform problems...
Saturday 10 Jun 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
A Workshop Exploring Emptiness
with Jampa Jaffe Normally, we suppose that the world is fully real, existing independent of our minds, out there waiting to be revealed to us. That our minds are merely passive observers, like mirrors reflecting what is already there. Emptiness...
Sunday 18 Jun 2017
1:00pm - 5:00pm
A Taste of Cultivating Emotional Balance
with Angela Blazely This series of four practical hands-on workshops are based on the Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) Program developed by B. Alan Wallace and Paul Ekman. The workshops will outline the CEB framework and look at strategies for managing...
Sunday 16 Jul 2017
7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Fundamental Nature of Reality: Where Physics and Buddhism Meet
with B. Alan Wallace All stories we tell ourselves about the physical universe, life, the mind, and human nature all begin with starting assumptions, beliefs, axioms, or theorems which we cannot prove, and they evolve in relation to the focus...
Monday 17 Jul 2017 until 23 Jul 2017
11:00am - 2:30pm
Four Close Applications of Mindfulness - Meditation Retreat
with B. Alan Wallace During this retreat, Alan Wallace will offer an oral commentary on Śāntideva’s chapter on “The Four Close Applications of Mindfulness” in his Compendium of Practices (Ṣikśasamuccaya). This chapter presents ways of meditatively exploring the nature of...
Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 until 17 Sep 2017
5:00pm - 2:00pm
Green Tara Retreat
with Venerable Robina Courtin Green Tara is the swift and loving manifestation of enlightened female energy and of all the buddhas whose activities are focused on liberating us from fears and obstacles. Green Tara is associated with enlightened activity and...