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How to be Sane, Good and Free: What the Dalai Lama Wants You to Know

  • Ecumenical Buddhist Society 1516 W. 3rd Street Little Rock, AR 72201 USA (map)

A Retreat with Dr. Hun Lye

December 7 - 9

Have you noticed how consistently sane, good and free the Dalai Lama seems to be? Have you wondered what his secret is? In fact, his freedom is an open secret—a secret that he and many others trained in his tradition travel the world to offer to anyone willing to listen and learn.

In these challenging and troubling times, gaining the ability to safeguard our basic sanity and wellness is the first step to being able to be good in the world and for the world. Charity starts at the home of our heart.

Dr. Hun Lye’s approach to teaching is very clear and straightforward. He’s able to provided a historical and cultural context to the Buddha’s words that deepens our understanding here in the West. Over the weekend, Dr. Lye will guide participants in gaining greater ability in changing attitudes, opening hearts, and experiencing authentic spiritual freedom. 

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Public Talk:  Friday, December 7, 7:00 p.m.

Donations $10-$20

Retreat:  Saturday and Sunday, December 8th and 9th

Saturday: 9:00 a.m.—Registration

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.—Teachings

1:00-3:00 p.m.—Lunch break

3:00-5:00 p.m.—Teachings

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.—Teachings

1:00-3:00 p.m.—Lunch break

3:00-5:00 p.m.—Teaching

Cost: $120 for both days

$  70 per day (Saturday or Sunday)

Location for both talk and retreat: EBS Meditation Hall 


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Payment can be paid by credit card on PayPal. Please consider paying the $4 payment fee and/or additional money for our scholarship fund.

Scholarship requests or questions: Please contact Cheryl Woodard at

About Dr. Hun Lye: Dr. Lye is the founder and spiritual director of Urban Dharma in Asheville, North Carolina. He also teaches on a regular basis  to groups in Malaysia, Peru, Guatemala, Ecuador, and North America. His Buddhist education is both academic and religious: having grown up in Malaysia and studied under Buddhist teachers of various traditions there. He has a doctoral degree in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia.

In 2013, His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, head of the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism bestowed the title and position of “Dorje Lopon” (Varja Master) upon Dr. Lye, a recognition of his teaching authority. Having both a profound religious training and broad teaching experience among Westerners, Dr. Lye incorporates the best of both worlds—offering a combination of fresh, engaging and critical explanations of the traditional Buddhist teachings with an honest, heartfelt, personal and thoroughly modern approach.

Earlier Event: November 10
Autumn Potluck with the Mindfulness Group
Later Event: December 15
EBS Holiday Party!