April 21-23, 2017
With Anam Thubten
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 books in both the Tibetan and English language. His books in English include The Magic of Awareness and No Self, No Problem. To view Anam Thubten’s teaching and retreat schedule, please visit www.dharmata.org. Through the essential wisdom of Buddhism and his personal experience on the spiritual path, Anam Thubten brings alive the timeless teachings and invites everyone to participate
These teachings on meditation and compassion are for all practices at EBS.
Everyone is welcome!
Friday, April 21, 7-8:30 p.m.—Public Talk
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, 1818 Reservoir Road
Suggested donation: $10-$15
Saturday & Sunday, April 22-23—Meditation Retreat
Location: Main Meditation Hall, EBS
There are three important aspects of meditation: mindful attention, open awareness, and lovingkindness. By practicing these, we can let go of negative mental patterns and expand our heart and mind, bringing about joy, peace and inner freedom. Anam Thubten will teach and guide participants in developing these three aspects of meditation and share Buddhist wisdom on working with our thoughts and emotions.
- 9 a.m.—Registration on Saturday
- 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.—Teachings
- 12:30-2:30 p.m.—Lunch
- 2:30-5 p.m.—Teachings
Please read—Commitment to the Retreat
Anam Thubten wishes those who want to come to the retreat to commit to participate in the full retreat from beginning to end (both days).
Why Commit to Both Days of the Retreat
Anam Thubten offers some guidance on why it is important to come to both days of the retreat.
A retreat can have many twists and turns, with many experiences: some joyful, some difficult, some pleasant, some unpleasant, depending on our own inner process. However, the retreat is a process of transformation. So everyone is asked to make a sacred commitment to stay for the whole retreat, even when it is difficult, trusting in this process.
Once a retreat begins, a sacred container is formed, made up of each persons’ good intentions to be fully present. Leaving the retreat before it is complete energetically breaks that sacred container for others. Our mutual presence supports each other.
Cost: $150 for entire retreat
Payment plans are available for those who apply before April 7.
Retreat Space is Limited. Please register in advance to ensure your place.
Questions: Contact Charlotte Besch at 501-551-5135 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Talk in Fayetteville
Anam Thubten will hold a public talk in Fayetteville on: Thursday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.
Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
224 N. East Ave., Fayetteville
Questions: Contact Sandy Pope at 501-940-9244.