Special Events


with Tim Olmsted

Live Video Streaming Retreat: Sept. 15, 16, 17, 2017

Friday 7:00 – 9:30pm; Saturday 9:00am – noon, 2:30 – 5:00pm; Sunday 9:00am – noon

Pema Chödrön is widely beloved for her insightful, down-to-earth teachings of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences. In this weekend retreat, hear for the first time her wisdom teachings coming out of a yearlong sabbatical of contemplation and study.

“Tim Olmsted is the former director of Gampo Abbey and president of the Pema Chodron Foundation. He travels and teaches widely throughout the United States. He also spends much of the year traveling internationally and teaching meditation in his role as a senior instructor for Tergar International, a worldwide meditation community under the guidance of the Tibetan meditation teacher, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche.”

This online retreat includes talks, guided meditations, and question-and-answer sessions with Pema Chödrön. Tim Olmsted guides us in meditation practices that show us how to apply these insightful teachings to our everyday lives. Silence is observed on campus from the end of Friday night’s retreat session until Saturday dinner; online participants are invited to observe silence in their homes as well.

This online retreat is appropriate for professionals as well as beginners, advanced students, and everyone in between.

Friday:     7:00 – 9:30 PM: Workshop       

Saturday: 9:00-12:00 noon: Workshop

                 12:00 – 2:30: break, lunch on your own

                 2:30 – 5:00 pm: Workshop

Sunday:   9:00 – 12:00 noon: Workshop

For more information contact info@ysdharma.org or call 767-7140.